Ottawa, Ontario, June 11, 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 $693,626 in 15 new projects in British Columbia 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 Salmon Arm will hire a consultant to lead the organization through drafting and implementing an asset management policy, strategy and five-year roadmap documents including applicable council, management and staff training and workshops.
- The Village of Kaslo’s Implementation Project will bring together various asset assessments and plans that have been completed over the past several years and fill information gaps to create a comprehensive asset registry. It will expand information on critical asset classes, such as sections of water and sewer main, individual components, maintenance, and renewal schedules.
- The Village of Fruitvale will set up a two-phase asset management initiative to assess, collect and organize existing asset information, and later create preliminary state of infrastructure report.
Details of all 15 projects are included in the backgrounder.