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Asset Management

About the Project

Managing Assets for Sustainable Communities: A CIP Training Series 

Asset management is vital for Canada’s smaller, rural, and remote communities. About 1,000 of CIP’s members work directly with these communities. Asset management is needed to decide what assets to keep, what to retire, and what is fundamental for the future.
CIP is committed to Continuing Professional Learning (CPL). CIP members report that asset management is integral to their professional development, to the sustainability of their municipal employers, and to the long-term wellbeing of the communities they serve.
The Managing Assets for Sustainable Communities Training Series helps municipalities develop the skills to take asset management from theory to practice.
Project Team
This project, Managing Assets for Sustainable Communities, is led by an Advisory Team made up of professional planners and CIP staff. CIP has contracted a training team comprised of Lourette Swanepoel RPP, MCIP, ENVSP and Guy Félio, PhD P.Eng. FSCE IRP of Stantec Consulting to develop and deliver the training content.

This initiative is available through the Municipal Asset Management Program, which is delivered through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.


Municipal staff and elected officials are invited to take part in any of the 30 training events, consisting of 20 webinars and 10 face-to-face workshops, with a focus on smaller, rural, and remote communities.
Event recordings
Webinars and workshops delivered under the Managing Assets for Sustainable Communities Training Series contain lessons for planners everywhere.
View event recordings here.


FCM Video
Why Invest in Asset Management (Animated video)

MAMP Readiness Scale
Is your local government prepared to adopt asset management practices? Use this self-evaluation tool to find out your level of MAMP readiness.

Canadian Infrastructure Report Card
The Canadian Infrastructure Report Card (CIRC) assesses the condition of Canada’s municipally-owned infrastructure to help decision-makers identify cracks in this important foundation, and inform solutions to address them.
This tool will help you understand the benefits of asset management and associated best practices, provide a common language for reporting, and tools to assist with asset management planning.

Sustainable Development Decision-making Tools
Tools such as the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing’s (Ministry) Community Lifecycle Infrastructure Costing (CLIC) Tool can be useful to local governments when they are making sustainable development and asset management decisions.

How to get involved

Let us know if you are interested in participating in a webinar or in having CIP deliver a workshop in your community. 

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