Ottawa, Ontario, June 9, 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 over $1.1 million in 27 new projects in Saskatchewan 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 Town of Rose Valley will develop an asset management plan for water, wastewater, road network, buildings, and fleet asset classes. The town will create a robust asset inventory by improving asset management software, geographic information system mapping of assets and contract asset condition assessments for critical asset classes.
- The Village of Codette will complete the condition assessment of its assets and infrastructure, which will improve budgeting and capital planning processes. The village will also establish a strategy to address the decision-making approaches, roles and responsibilities of Council, Administration, and Staff, and how the asset management program will be monitored and evaluated over time.
- The Village of Frobisher will implement an asset management plan, strategy, and roadmap. It will also organize asset management training workshop for staff and council.
Details of all 27 projects are included in the backgrounder.