Asset management training for Canadian municipalities
22 organizations from across Canada have been selected by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) to receive $3.6 million in grant funding to design and deliver local asset management training to Canadian municipalities. Through this initiative, Canadian cities and communities of all sizes will be able to access more than 60 training activities between September 2017 and June 2018.
These activities, such as workshops and conferences, are designed to enable communities to develop or further their asset management programs. The goal is to help communities develop the skills to take asset management from theory to practice, so they can optimize delivery of the services that residents need and want at costs they can afford.
A range of learning activities and events provide an introduction to asset management and are intended for municipal staff and elected officials. They are designed to meet the local needs of each region and provide a clear understanding of:
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Basic asset management practices, including how to develop an asset management plan
Why data-driven asset management practices are critical to economical and sustainable community service delivery
How to move scalable asset management programming forward depending on the needs of each community