March 21, 2022 – The Canadian Network of Asset Managers (CNAM) is proud to announce it has been selected by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) to work with municipalities in their efforts to improve infrastructure spending decisions through stronger asset management. In February, CNAM was selected as a partner to help and support municipalities to improve infrastructure spending decisions through better asset management.
Strong asset management ensures local leaders are making decisions based on the best information available. Municipalities across the country face a mounting pressure to balance competing priorities – including new and existing infrastructure – on limited budgets.
CNAM will provide two activities through this Program: an Applied Climate Action Cohort Program and a continuation of the previously produced Asset Management Awareness Building workshops.
The Applied Climate Action Cohort Program will facilitate cohorts in taking tangible steps to build low-carbon resilience using AM processes. Participants will receive support in exploring what climate action could look like in their community and/or implementing and operationalizing existing climate action plans. This activity will be very hands on, promoting network building, collaborative peer learning, joint problem-solving, and practical application to advance projects and priorities.
The Asset Management Awareness Building workshops will continue the delivery of theory and knowledge that is the foundation of AM learning outcomes in a more flexible and accessible way. CNAM will develop and deploy its existing AM101, AM102 and AMCF Implementation workshops as eLearning modules, allowing for participants to access these courses asynchronously, anytime, anywhere. Training will be collaborative, ensuring elected officials and staff across a number of communities are working together and learning from one another, while building their asset management capabilities.
CNAM is pleased to be working in partnership with FCM once again and is excited to bring these excellent learning opportunities to our membership and the Asset Management community as a whole.
Funding for the partner organizations’ grants is provided by the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), an eight-year, $110 million initiative funded by the Government of Canada and delivered by FCM. The program provides asset management training, funding and information sharing to enable municipalities to access the data needed to plan effectively.
Douglas Cutts, CNAM Executive Director