Registration for Asset Management Training & Workshop – Northeastern Ontario (North Bay)

[gview file=”https://amontario.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/AMONTario_North_Bay_Dec_5_6_2018-2.pdf”] Asset Management Ontario (AMONTario) invites you to a two day municipal asset management workshop on December 5th and 6th, 2018 in North Bay. Description Through the generous support of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), the Government of Canada, and the Ministry of Infrastructure (MOI), this training and workshop is free for municipal employees. We strongly encourage attendees to come for both days, but it’s possible to attend for just one. We also encourage municipal attendees from a range of backgrounds, such as finance, planning, public works, and administration. Municipalities are allowed to bring a team of employees (can be from different divisions) as this reflects the collaborative and inter-disciplinary nature of asset management work. The first day (December 5th) will focus on asset management awareness building of leading practices. The second day (December 6th) will involve a hands-on seminar for municipalities. Depending on participants’ needs, this could involve working on a Strategic Asset Management Policy or some other project that advances your municipality along the asset management continuum. Workshop Details Dates:             Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Thursday, December 6, 2018 Location:        The Grande Event Centre 300 Wyld Street North Bay, ON P1B 8K3 Cost:               Free (to municipalities) Registration: Go to: https://events.eventzilla.net/e/municipal-asset-management-training–workshop—northeastern-ontario-2138706473 to register for the training & workshop by Dec. 1, 2018. Agenda: Please see the attached .pdf for a detailed agenda. Asset Management Ontario Asset Management Ontario (AMONTario) is a centre of excellence and innovation for public sector asset management across the Province of Ontario.  It is a multi-disciplinary community of practice for public infrastructure stewards to strengthen asset management capabilities through practices that align international standards, regulatory requirements, and best practices to optimize public services. Acknowledgements AMONTario is grateful for the assistance of the host municipality (City of North Bay) and particularly the help of Kevin Vescio. Accommodations There are a number of hotels and motels in North Bay. Homewood Suites by Hilton is holding a block of rooms for workshop attendees at the discounted rate of $139 per night plus tax. Please mention that you are attending the Asset Management Ontario workshop to receive the discount. The hotel is located at: Homewood Suites by Hilton 495 Oak Street West North Bay, ON P1B 2T3 Tel: 705-495-3000   Further Questions: Please e-mail: info@amontario.ca

Municipal Metrics & Level of Service Workshop

[gview file=”https://amontario.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/PowerPlan_Sponsorship_Oct_10_2018.pdf”] Register at: http://events.eventzilla.net/e/municipal-metrics–level-of-service-workshop–2138713982

Municipal Metrics & Level of Service Workshop

Hosted by the City of Burlington

Asset Management Ontario (AMONTario) invites you to a municipal metrics and level of service workshop on Friday, October 26th, 2018 at the City of Burlington. Through the generous support of the Ministry of Infrastructure, this training and workshop is free for municipal employees. Description O.Reg. 588/17 (Asset Management Planning for Municipal Infrastructure) requires every municipality in Ontario to prepare an asset management plan in respect of its core municipal infrastructure assets by July 1, 2021 and in respect of all other municipal infrastructure assets by July 1, 2023. Central to these plans are levels of service (LOS) benchmarks for each asset category. The regulation specifies LOS metrics for core municipal infrastructure assets. With respect to all other municipal infrastructure assets, the regulation requires qualitative descriptions and technical metrics established by the municipality. Asset Management Ontario (AMONTario) is developing a Municipal Metrics Catalogue that identifies metrics or benchmarks, both qualitative and technical, for various asset categories. An aim of this catalogue is to help users understand which metrics or benchmarks might be most appropriate for various circumstances. Since levels of service encompass both qualitative and technical aspects, this workshop is intended for municipal employees working in asset management across a range of functions: public works, finance, planning, and administration. Workshop Details Date:               Friday, October 26, 2018 Time:              9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Location:        City of Burlington 414 Locust Street – 2nd floor Burlington, ON L7S 1B3 Boardroom is located on the second floor next to the Burlington Economic Development Committee. Cost:               Free (to municipalities) Registration: Go to http://events.eventzilla.net/e/municipal-metrics–level-of-service-workshop–2138713982 to register. Agenda Objective: The objective of this workshop is for participants to to take away practical insights that they can apply in developing their respective municipalities’ asset management plans, particularly around benchmarking current and future levels of service for different asset categories.
  1. Welcome and Opening Remarks                                       9:00 am
    • Andrew Maas, City of Burlington
  2. Context: Challenges of Metrics and Levels of Service   9:30 a.m.
in O.Reg. 588/17
  1. Presentation on Municipal Metrics Catalog                    10:00 a.m.
    • Mike Hausser, County of Huron
    • Circulation of draft Municipal Metrics Catalog
Break                                                                                                  10:45 a.m.
  1. Workshop                                                                               11:00 a.m.
    • Break out groups covering various level of service
(LOS) areas
  • Consider the municipal metrics for those LOS
Lunch                                                                                                   Noon
  1. Discussion on Proposed Changes to Municipal                1:00 p.m.
Metrics Catalog
  1. Wrap up and closing remarks                                              3:00 pm
Further Questions: Please e-mail: info@amontario.ca

Registration for Asset Management Training & Workshop in Loyalist Township (Eastern Ontario) on October 23 and 24, 2018

[gview file=”https://amontario.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/AMONTario_Loyalist_Township_Oct_23_24_2018-1.pdf”] Municipal Asset Management Training & Workshop – Eastern Ontario   Asset Management Ontario (AMONTario) invites you to a two day municipal asset management workshop on October 23rd and 24th, 2018 in Loyalist Township.   Description Through the generous support of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), the Government of Canada, and the Ministry of Infrastructure (MOI), this training and workshop is free for municipal employees.   We strongly encourage attendees to come for both days, but it’s possible to attend for just one. We also encourage municipal attendees from a range of backgrounds, such as finance, planning, public works, and administration. Municipalities are allowed to bring a team of employees (can be from different divisions) as this reflects the collaborative and inter-disciplinary nature of asset management work.   The first day (October 23rd) will focus on asset management awareness building of leading practices. The second day (October 24th) will involve a hands-on seminar for municipalities to work on their own infrastructure maturity assessments with the support of asset management experts.   Workshop Details   Dates:             Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Wednesday, October 24, 2018   Location:        Loyalist Township Council Chambers 263 Main Street Odessa, ON K0H 2H0 Weblink:        www.amontario.ca (for Registration) Cost:               Free (to municipalities) Registration: http://events.eventzilla.net/e/asset-management-training-workshop-2138712542

Registration for Asset Management Training & Workshop in Thunder Bay – September 26th & 27th, 2018

[gview file=”https://amontario.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/AMONTario_Thunder_Bay_Sept_26_27_2018.pdf”] Asset Management Ontario (AMONTario) invites you to a two day municipal asset management workshop on September 26th and 27th, 2018 in Thunder Bay. Please register: http://events.eventzilla.net/e/asset-management-training–workshop-in-thunder-bay—2138717724 Description Through the generous support of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), the Government of Canada, and the Ministry of Infrastructure (MOI), this training and workshop is free for municipal employees. We strongly encourage attendees to come for both days, but it’s possible to attend for just one. We also encourage municipal attendees from a range of backgrounds, such as finance, planning, public works, and administration. Municipalities are allowed to bring a team of employees (can be from different divisions) as this reflects the collaborative and inter-disciplinary nature of asset management work. The first day (September 26th) will focus on asset management awareness building of leading practices. The second day (September 27th) will involve a hands-on seminar for municipalities to work on their own infrastructure maturity assessments with the support of asset management experts. Workshop Details Dates:             Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Thursday, September 27, 2018 Location:        Nor’Wester Hotel & Conference Centre – Best Western 2080 Highway 61 Thunder Bay, ON P7J 1B8   Please see the attached .pdf for full details.

Our team is growing – Seeking Asset Management Leaders!

Asset Management Ontario is seeking leaders to improve capacity to collaborate and implement project initiatives in 2018-2019. Details are listed below. Please direct questions to curtisching@amontario.ca. Please apply through this link Paid Contract (Click on role for more detail) Executive Director/Program Director Closes June 1, 2018 Business Coordinator Recruitment ongoing until filled Volunteer Board of Directors – Secretary Closes June 12th, 2018 – to be elected at Annual General Meeting Committee Lead – 2019 Annual General Meeting Committee Lead – Working Groups Closes June 14th, 2018

May 24th, Research Seminar: Development of Risk-Reducing Intervention Programs for Inland Waterway Networks Using Genetic Algorithms

Ryerson Institute for Infrastructure Innovation is hosting a research seminar on risk for Inland Waterway Networks on Thursday, May 24, 2018, 1-2 pm at Ryerson University. (Open to Public) The Speaker is Prof. Dr. Bryan T. Adey from Institute of Construction and Infrastructure Management, ETH Zürich More details are attached below. Please direct inquiries to Prof. Arnold Yuan at arnold.yuan@ryerson.ca [gview file=”https://amontario.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/RIII-Seminar-24May.pdf”]

Help make data-driven decisions. Complete our AM Survey by May 31st!

Underpinning all successful projects, initiatives and programs is an evidence-based approach to decision making. Help municipalities make decisions by sharing your feedback and experience on asset management capacity, resourcing and governance. Results will be made available online and any information that may identify a specific municipality will be kept confidential. Survey closes May 31st, 2018 – Fill out our survey!

May 30th, Climate Change & Asset Management Webinar

Carleton University is exploring how rural Ontario municipalities can integrate climate change considerations within asset management practices. A webcast will discuss preliminary results (May 30, 2018, 10-11:30AM). The webinar link will be active around 9:30AM. For more information, contact Shawn Kenny at Carleton University. [gview file=”https://amontario.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/IG01-Webinar-01.pdf”]

Q2 Asset Management Workshops and Events in Ontario!

What a turnout at our last working group in Peterborough! A huge thanks to the City of Peterborough, Fleming College, Peterborough Utilities, City of Kawartha-Lakes and the Ministry of Infrastructure who presented about their asset management programs. Presentation slides are now posted.

Q2 2018 is lined up with quite a few events and more to be announced!

Click here to view and register for all Asset Management Ontario Events!

Comply with Ontario’s New Asset Management Regulation Workshops April 23rd, 2018, 9am – 3pm Hosted by Huron County Libro Community Centre, Clinton, ON

Cost: This event is free to all municipal and public sector utilities staff. Additional Sessions: Follow the link above for information about 4 additional sessions across Ontario. This event is offered through the Municipal Asset Management Program, which is delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, and funded by the Government of Canada.

Q2 2018 Working Group Session April 26th, 2018, 9am – 3pm Hosted by Town of Halton Hills Town of Halton Hills Offices

Cost: This event is free to all municipal and public sector utilities staff Attend in person or online!

AM Ontario 2018 AGM & Workshops June 13-14, 2018 Hosted by Town of Oakville Oakville Convention & Banquet Centre

Save the Date! More details to come!

Upcoming Asset Management Ontario Events!

Two exciting events have been scheduled for March 5th – There is no charge to attend either event – Click on the following links to register! AM Ontario Q1 2018 Working Group hosted by City of Peterborough & Fleming College’s Centre for Sustainable Municipalities Complying with Ontario’s New Asset Management Regulation Workshop, Ottawa