MUNICIPAL ASSET MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
AWARENESS BUILDING AND BASIC TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
FOR SMALL URBAN AND RURAL MUNICIPALITIES IN SASKATCHEWAN
Asset Management Saskatchewan is pleased to announce it has been selected to work with municipalities in their efforts to improve infrastructure decisions through stronger asset management practices.
Asset Management Saskatchewan is offering a range of training opportunities including in-person workshops on asset management planning and decision-making and webinar series on the foundations of asset management. AM-SK is also developing online training and a virtual learning tool in order to reach more municipalities.
Online Asset Management Courses
State of the infrastructure report
Course and Template
NAMS+ ONLINE ASSET MANAGEMENT
AM-SK will be hosting the online NAMS Canada training workshops. NAMS is a proven training program designed specifically for municipal government employees to integrate the efforts of the disciplines of public works, finance, administration and political leaders. The subsidized price is $499 + GST (Regular Price is $1650) and it includes a 1- year subscription and waived set up fees to the NAMS+ templates and modelling tools ($1500 value).
Plan your community’s infrastructure for a sustainable future
• Based on IPWEA NAMS+ templates, tools & resources
• International Infrastructure Management Manual (IIMM)
• Compliant with the ISO 55000 - International Asset Management Standards
LIVE ONLINE WORKSHOPS WILL BE OFFERED ON OUR ALL NEW LEARNING PLATFORM
6 - 2 hour sessions via live online broadcast
Interactive and engaging
Access to 3 NAMS Canada Experts
2 Facilitators per session
Using your own data with ongoing technical support and content mentoring for course duration
More time between sessions to advance work with your own data
More effective use of your time with no travel time, no travel costs or out of office required
Session 1 - October 27th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Session 2 - November 3rd from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Session 3 - November 10th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Session 4 - November 17th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Session 5 - November 24th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Session 6 - December 1st from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
AMSK is aiming to serve Saskatchewan Municipal Organizations first. Contractors and Municipal Organizations from other provinces are welcome to register but we won’t be able to confirm your spot until one week before the workshop.
Subsidized pricing is only for Saskatchewan Municipal Organizations. Participants from other organizations will be required to pay the full price of
COVID-19 Statement From Asset Management Saskatchewan
Due to the continuing COVID 19 challenges, Asset Management Saskatchewan has chosen to again offer online workshops this fall. We will continue to re-evaluate and monitor developments and communicate any updates through our main channels including our website, emails, Twitter and Linkedin accounts. More training will be offered in spring and fall 2021, using online or face to face delivery methods depending on COVID 19 conditions, so stay turned, and watch our media channels for more information.
CHANGES TO APPLICATION PROCESS FOR ASSET MANAGEMENT GRANTS FOR MUNICIPALITIES
I am writing to give you an update on FCM’s Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP)’s funding. On May 15, 2020, MAMP launched its call for applications for its grants for municipalities. In less than three months, the MAMP team has received an exceptional number of applications, a clear indication that Canadian municipalities, particularly smaller municipalities, are eager to improve their asset management practices with the support of MAMP funding and resources.
To ensure that we continue to assess applications and provide funding quickly and efficiently, we are adjusting our application process. These changes do not impact applications already submitted or projects already approved for funding.
As a first step, we will continue to accept applications until midnight EST, September 22, 2020. We encourage any municipalities currently developing applications to submit by the deadline. All applications received before the deadline will be processed in the order of receipt. A second call for applications will begin on January 19, 2021.
We thank all current and future applicants for their interest and for the overwhelming response to this current call for applications.
FCM’s Municipal Asset Management Program continues to offer expert asset management resources and training through our partners. Learn about FCM’s Municipal Asset Management Program’s partner organizations and the types of training they are offering across the country.
We look forward to working with you further to ensure the success of this important program and will continue to provide you with updates that may be of interest to you.