Ottawa, June 8, 2021— As we continue to adapt to the new physical, social, and economic realities presented by COVID-19, all orders of government are working together to ensure the safety and well-being of Canadians. This includes providing local communities with tools and support for evidence-based decision-making that will help them plan a healthier, safer and more prosperous future for everyone.
This is why the Government of Canada is investing $288,240 in seven new projects in Manitoba communities through the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities on behalf of the federal government. The program helps municipalities strengthen local infrastructure planning and decision-making by increasing local asset management capacity through investments in activities such as asset management training, technology and software enhancements and information sharing.
With funding from MAMP:
- The City of Dauphin will develop an asset management program including an asset management policy and a strategic asset management plan. It will also identify critical assets and their associated risks as well as partner with the Canadian Network of Asset Managers to provide basic asset management training to all staff. This project and its initiatives will allow the city to complete asset management plans for all its assets.
- Gilbert Plains Municipality will build up an asset management policy, strategy, roadmap, and plan focusing on road, water and sewer networks, and building asset classes. These actions will allow Gilbert Plains to build a solid asset management base and to have a clear direction for the future.
- The Town of Neepawa will implement an asset management plan and continue training and development for staff and council. The town will also update its data collection and reporting process.
Details of all seven projects are included in the backgrounder.