What is CNAM?
CNAM is the association of public infrastructure asset management in Canada. Our government and private sector members develop policy, tools and technologies which improve the level of service for public infrastructure assets in every province and territory. CNAM shares that knowledge with other members and stakeholders through our CNAMpedia online resource, the annual conference and various committees and events.
- Initially established by municipalities, for municipalities
- Current focus expanded to all public infrastructure asset management
- Not-for-profit organization since 2009
Asset Management Defined
Municipal infrastructure is the foundation for a healthy and vibrant city. Many municipalities define assets to include all physical infrastructure that is necessary to support the social, economic and environmental services provided by the corporation. These asset types include, but are not solely limited to, tangible assets such as buildings, engineering structures, roads, parks, transit, IT networks, water and wastewater systems and intangible assets such as land, software, data and intellectual property.
Municipal Infrastructure Asset Management (MIAM) means the practices, principles and theories in the management of municipal infrastructure assets. While the practice includes the professional areas of risk, finance, engineering, economics and information management, Asset Management practitioners are business strategists who consider themselves “generalists” in each of these specialties and not specialists in any single one.
As part of the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP) delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada, the Canadian Network of Asset Managers (CNAM) conducted a national AM Capacity Needs Survey in 2020 on the current needs and demand for workforce capacity and capability development of asset management in Canada.
The survey is now closed, and we are in the process of compiling results. A big thank you to everyone who took the time to fill in the survey to help CNAM and the entire Asset Management industry to better understand the current landscape. We will be releasing a report of the final results soon, so make sure to follow CNAM on social media, and join our mailing list to stay up to date on the latest. Those who completed the survey and provided their contact details will receive priority access to the summary findings report before it is published on CNAM’s website.
Lastly, congratulations to Amanda Brooks from Grey County, and Len Dixon from the District of West Vancouver for each winning a $50 Amazon gift card for completing the survey!
We look forward to sharing the survey findings with you soon!
This initiative is offered through the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), which is delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), and funded by the Government of Canada.