The January 22nd workshop has been rescheduled due to overlap with ROMA’s conference Jan 21-23rd in Toronto. The workshop will be rescheduled in late February/early March. If you have signed up, you will receive updates regarding the new date. We apologize for any inconvenience due to this change.
Save the date for our next fullday workshop in Ottawa! Topic Complying with Ontario’s New Asset Management Regulation Date January 22, 2018 Location Ottawa City Hall 110 Laurier Ave W, Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1 Cost Free (for municipalities) Agenda and registration information will be posted shortly
The Town of Oakville will be hosting our next working group session! As usual, our working group sessions are for municipal asset management practitioner members and membership is free of charge! We have an exciting agenda including presentations from the Town of Oakville, Halton Region, Ministry of Infrastructure & Asset Management Ontario. The agenda and webinar details will be posted in our Member Resources section in the next few days. If you would like to attend in person, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org See you there!
The September working group will be held September 26th, 9:30am to 3pm at the London Convention Centre (300 York St., London, Ontario). Our agenda will include the following and more:
- City of London’s Level of Service Framework Journey
- Decision making and analytics aided by Assetic
- Building capacity to meet Municipal Asset Management Planning Regulation
- Round table discussion:
- Lessons Learned
- Best Practices
- Capacity Gaps
This past weekend, the leadership team held a strategic planning session in Goderich. Our response and feedback to the Ministry of Infrastructure regarding the draft municipal asset management planning EBR 013-0551 can be found here:
Building Inclusive Green Municipalities is a five year, $5.8M initiative. Funding includes a $4.9M contribution from Global Affairs Canada as well as in-kind contributions from Canadian and South African municipalities.
Building Inclusive Green Municipalities’ focus:
- Improve the capacity of South African municipal governments to support effective service delivery, inclusive local green economic growth and enhanced climate change mitigation and adaptation measures.
- Empower women, youth and vulnerable groups, and ensure their inclusion in the political, economic and social life of their community.
- Reduce poverty and improve climate change mitigation in targeted municipalities of the Eastern Cape Province.
Thank you to everyone who supported the event! It could not have been a success without you! Materials from the event can be found at the following link: Presentations & Workshop Materials. A few items, including the work completed as part of the workshop are still to be posted, but will make their way on soon. I’m please to announce that Sam Sidawi from City of Hamilton is our new Vice-Chair. Over the next two years, we will be focusing on engaging municipalities and organizations across Ontario, implementation-specific workshops & training, and digging deeper through task-specific working groups covering areas such as best practice & knowledge sharing, data and decision support systems/tools, province-wide benchmarking, and confidential peer-review feedback. Stay tuned for more updates and see you at the City of London for our next meeting in September!
We are just under a week away from the workshops and the event is shaping up to be an exciting opportunity for learning, networking and collaboration. Registration currently includes over 80 asset management professionals from 32 municipalities including cities, regions, towns, counties and township in addition to multiple industry, academic and Provincial partners! Registration is open until June 6th and will be available on site at the workshop. See you there!
We have recently opened registration for the one day Asset Management Ontario Annual General Meeting & Asset Management Workshops. This event will include a number of hands on workshops and seminars lead by experienced members of the industry focused on:
- Asset Management Policies – samples of real working policies and how to write them
- Governance – how do pull together different priorities and get your organization on board
- Linking your asset management needs to financial planning
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