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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, was led by an Advisory Team made up of professional planners and CIP staff. CIP 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 was made 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 20 training events, consisting of 10 webinars and 10 face-to-face workshops, with a focus on smaller, rural, and remote communities.

Location Training Information Partner Organization
In-person workshop
October 10th 2018,
10:00am-3:00pm (EDT)
Holiday Inn Sudbury
Ontario Professional Planners Institute(OPPI)
National Webinar Online Webinar
June 15th 2018, 12:00pm-1:30pm (EDT)
Engineers Canada
Camrose County
In-person workshop
March 9th 2018, 10:00am-3:00pm(MT)
Camrose County Office
Camrose County
Online Webinar
April 11th 2018, 12:30pm-2:00pm(MT)
Alberta Professional Planners Institute(APPI)
Edmonton area
In-person workshop
April 27th 2018, 1:15-4:30pm(MT)
Delta Hotels Edmonton Centre Suites
Alberta Professional Planners Institute(APPI)
British Columbia
In-person workshop
May 31st 2018, 4:15-5:30pm(PST)
Victoria Conference Centre
Planning Institute of British Columbia(PIBC)
In-person workshop
February 15th, 10:00am-4:00pm
Partnership of the Manitoba Capital Region
Manitoba Online Webinar
April 5th 2018, 2:00pm-3:30pm(CDT)
Manitoba Professional Planners Institute(MPPI)
New Brunswick
In-person workshop
April 19th 2018, 10:00am-3:00pm(ADT)
J.K. Irving Centre
NB Association of Planners (NBAP)
Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove
In-person workshop
April 16th 2018, 9:30am-2:30pm(NFLD)
Petty Harbour Community Centre
NL Association of Professional Planners(NLAPP)
Nova Scotia
Truro, NS
In-person workshop
April 17th 2018, 9:30am-2:30pm(ADT)
Dalhousie Agricultural Campus
Licensed Professional Planners Association of NS(LPPANS)
NorthWest Territories & Nunavut
Online Webinar
April 11th 2018, 2:30pm-4:00pm(MT)
Alberta Professional Planners Institute(APPI)
Northern Ontario Online Webinar
April 4th 2018, 1:30-3:00(EST)
Ontario Professional Planners Institute(OPPI)
Eastern Ontario
In-person workshop
May 9th 2018, 10:00am-3:00pm(EST)
Trenton Port Marina
OPPI Eastern District & Lakeland District 
Prince Edward Island
In-person workshop
April 18th 2018, 10:00am-3:00pm (ADT)
Rodd Charlottetown
PEI Association of Planners(PEIAP)
Québec Online Webinar (French)
May 14th 2018, 10:00am-11:30am(EST)

Online webinar(English)
May 14th 2018, 2:00pm-3:30pm(EST)
L'Ordre des urbanistes du Québec(OUQ)
Saskatchewan Online Webinar
April 5th 2018, 1:00pm-2:30pm(CST)
Saskatchewan Professional Planners Institute(SPPI)
Yukon Online Webinar
May 8th 2018, 12:00pm -1:00pm (PST)
Planning Institute of British Columbia- Yukon Chapter




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.

Asset Management Primer 

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.

Info about the “state of municipal asset management planning in Ontario” 
In 2016, the Government of Ontario undertook consultations on the proposed asset management planning regulation. Communities identified major issues and challenges within the sector. 

Building Sustainable and Resilient Communities with Asset Management: An introduction for municipal leaders
This tool provides an introduction to municipal leaders to the value of sustainable asset management that incorporates climate change. 

Guide: How to develop an asset management policy and strategy
This guidebook will show you how to develop an asset management policy, strategy and governance framework for your Canadian municipality.

Event recordings

Webinars and workshops delivered under the Managing Assets for Sustainable Communities Training Series contain lessons for planners everywhere.

View event recordings here:

World Town Planning Day-November 6th 2017

Winnipeg Workshop-February 15, 2018 Camrose County Workshop-March 9, 2018
Northern Ontario Webinar-April 4th 2018
Joint Webinar (SPPI-MPPI)-April 5th 2018 Alberta Webinar (Province-Wide) - April 11th 2018 NorthWest Territories & Nunavut(Territory-wide) - April 11th 2018 Newfoundland workshop- April 16th 2018 Nova Scotia workshop- April 17th 2018 PEI workshop-April 18th 2018 NB workshop-April 19th 2018 Edmonton workshop-April 27th 2018 Yukon webinar-May 8th 2018 Trenton workshop - May 9th 2018 Québec webinar in French- May 14th 2018 Québec webinar in English- May 14th 2018 PIBC Conference workshop National Webinar-June 15th 2018 Sudbury Workshop - October 10th 2018