Canada and FCM support strengthening asset management in Quebec communities

OTTAWA (ON), May 24, 2022 /CNW/ – Effective management of municipal infrastructure is essential to from Canada economic competitiveness. Municipalities of all sizes need good asset management practices to build and maintain resilient and sustainable communities for all Canadians.

This is why the government of Canada invests $687,580 in 16 communities in Quebec thanks to the Municipal Asset Management Program (PGAM), offered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). These initiatives will help communities make data-driven decisions about key infrastructure and ensure long-term infrastructure performance.

With funding from MAMP:

  • the City of Shawinigan undertake an asset management process, in particular to establish a governance structure, identify the basis for decision-making and planning, and collect data and information.
  • the Intermunicipal fire safety board of the Vallée-du-Richelieu Implement asset management best practices to assess field asset maintenance needs. The Régie will research and implement tools to develop preventive maintenance plans, asset maintenance investment plans and dashboards. The tools will also be used to train and support staff on asset management best practices (policy, strategy and objectives) to ensure they continue to adhere to the practices put in place.
  • the Municipality of Saint Justine by Newton will develop a preliminary management plan for its critical assets, including the road network and public works equipment. This plan will make it possible to better understand the assets, their condition, the desired level of service and the risks for each of them. The project will help the municipality to better understand its assets to improve their management in the short and long term.

Further information on the 16 initiatives is available in the background document.

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“Our government’s investments in infrastructure asset management projects are improving the quality of life of Quebecers. This funding from the Municipal Asset Management Program will ensure our communities, including the City of Shawiniganhave the technology and resources to adopt best management practices and make evidence-based decisions. »
The Honorable François-Philip ChampagneMinister of Innovation, Science and Industry and Member of Parliament for Saint-Maurice—Champlain, on behalf of the Honorable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities

“Investing in our infrastructure is not just putting money in bricks and mortar. It means giving our municipalities and their citizens a real boost so that they have public infrastructures in good condition that meet their needs. Through investments like this, we are giving our municipal leaders the tools and training they need to help strengthen asset management practices across Quebec. We continue to be here to support our communities!”
The Honorable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Quebec Lieutenant and Member of Parliament for Honoré-Mercier

“The objective of the Municipal Asset Management Program is to enable municipalities to make strategic investment decisions regarding their municipal infrastructure. FCM will continue to support municipalities with good practices in asset management, planning, data collection and analysis so they can deliver essential services and ensure a high quality of life for their residents. »
Joanne VanderheydenPresident, Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Fast facts

  • The Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP) is designed to help Canadian municipalities strengthen their infrastructure investment decisions based on reliable data and sound asset management practices.
  • MAMP provides asset management training, funding, and information sharing to enable municipalities to access the data needed to plan effectively.
  • the $110 million program, funded by the government of Canada and offered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, has invested in more than 1,259 municipal asset management projects.
  • Thanks to the investment in Canada Plan, the federal government is investing more than $180 billion more than 12 years in public transport, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transport routes projects, and from Canada rural and northern communities.

Related links
Municipal Asset Management Program
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Invest in Canada: from Canada Long term infrastructure plan
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For further information: Jean-Sébastien Comeau, Press Secretary and Communications Advisor, Office of the Honorable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, Cell: (343) 574-8116, [email protected]; FCM Media Relations, 613-907-6395, [email protected]; Infrastructure Canada, 613-960-9251, Toll Free: 1-877-250-7154, Email: [email protected]

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