The Canadian Network of Asset Managers has been selected to work with municipalities to help them gain asset management knowledge across Canada. 

We are pleased to announce that we’ve been selected to work with municipalities in their efforts to improve infrastructure decisions through stronger asset management practices.

CNAM is one of the 18 partner organizations from across the country selected by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) to deliver asset management training activities, including group learning and hands-on training, accessible to Canadian communities of all sizes.

These activities will help municipal staff, elected officials and all CNAM members gain asset management knowledge and skills to support better infrastructure investment decisions.

Municipalities across the country face mounting pressure to balance competing priorities –including new and existing infrastructure – on limited budgets. Strong asset management ensures leaders are making decisions based on the best information available.

The announcement was made earlier today by the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities and Bill Karsten, President of FCM.

CNAM will support communities by developing their awareness and skills around asset management. We will be expanding our “New to AM” program and further developing the Asset Management Competency Framework for Canadian Communities. This will include more educational courses, webinars and online content. We will also administer a train-the-trainer program to expand the reach of our educational program and develop an online asset management competency management platform to support skills development.

Funding for this initiative is provided through FCM’s Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), an eight-year, $110-million program, delivered through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.