Ottawa – 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 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.
That’s why the Government of Canada is investing $191,275 in four Alberta communities through the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities on behalf of the federal government.
The program aims to strengthen infrastructure investment decisions based on reliable data and sound asset management practices through asset management training, funding and information sharing.
These four new projects will ensure that Alberta municipalities have the knowledge and tools to make smart, data-driven decisions about roads, water systems, buildings and other key infrastructure.
In Leduc County, funding will support development of an asset management governance framework, resource plan and plan template. It will also develop a condition assessment framework and staff training.
The Town of Bon Accord and the Municipal District of Ranchland No. 66 will each develop an asset management policy and plan for their road, water and sewer networks and municipal buildings. They will also centralize asset information and undergo training to improve in-house asset management capacity.
In the County of Two Hills No. 2, funding will support training to prepare team leaders and staff to develop an asset management policy to identify asset needs, evaluate asset condition, and incorporate data into operational and capital plans.
"These investments are providing municipalities in Alberta with the tools and training they need to plan, build and maintain their roads, water systems, buildings and other key infrastructure for years to come. The COVID-19 health crisis has reinforced the importance of effective and modern infrastructure that support safe, sustainable and healthy communities. With a clear line of sight on their long-term needs, local governments will be able to make sound investment decisions on projects that contribute to cleaner, more livable communities for their children and grandchildren. Canada’s infrastructure plan invests in thousands of projects, creates jobs across the country and builds stronger communities."
– The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
"Rural communities are the backbone of the Canadian economy and among the best places in Canada to call home. Smart investments in infrastructure help smaller communities to grow, strengthen their economies and improve quality of life for their residents. Through projects like those announced today, our government is helping to ensure that local leaders, especially those in rural areas, have the tools they need to plan for the long-term and creating stronger rural communities now and for generations to come"
– The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development
"Municipalities are Canada’s builders. With responsibility over two-thirds of our public infrastructure—and as the governments closest to daily life for Canadians across the country—local leaders are building strong, vibrant, and sustainable communities. That’s why having access to the right tools and information at the local level is so important. It’s how we’re able to build better lives."
– Bill Karsten, President, Federation of Canadian Municipalities
- The Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities announce support for four new asset management initiatives in communities in Alberta:
- Leduc County – Asset management initiative: $50,000
- Town of Bon Accord – Asset management framework and system project: $47,600
- Municipal District of Ranchland No. 66– Asset management framework and system project: $45,675
- County of Two Hills No. 21 – Asset management strategy: $48,000
- The $110-million Municipal Asset Management Program, delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada, has invested in more than 663 municipal asset management projects.
- To support Canadians and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new stream has been added to the over $33-billion Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program to help fund pandemic-resilient infrastructure. Existing program streams have also been adapted to include more eligible project categories.
- The COVID-19 Resilience Stream will help other orders of governments whose finances have been significantly impacted by the pandemic by increasing the federal cost share for public infrastructure projects in a variety of areas including disaster mitigation and adaptation projects and pandemic-resilient infrastructure.
- Furthermore, the Canada Healthy Communities Initiative will provide up to $31 million in existing federal funding to help communities adapt spaces and services in response to immediate and ongoing coronavirus-related needs over the next two years.
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