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Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) selected to help municipalities in Ontario make stronger infrastructure decisions
March 9, 2022 – OSPE is proud to announce it has been selected by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) to work with municipalities in their efforts to improve infrastructure spending decisions through stronger asset management. OSPE has been selected as a partner in February to help and support municipalities to improve infrastructure spending decisions through better asset management.
Strong asset management ensures local leaders are making decisions based on the best information available. Municipalities across the country face a mounting pressure to balance competing priorities – including new and existing infrastructure – on limited budgets.
OSPE will provide a workshop, AM301: Asset Management for Climate Resilience – Focus on Buildings to municipal workers and elected officials. Using interactive exercises and case study examples, participants will be provided with a foundational understanding of key concepts in asset management, with a focus on anticipating climate change impacts to one asset category: Building Asset Portfolio. Training will be collaborative, ensuring elected officials and staff across a number of communities are working together and learning from one another, while building their asset management capabilities.
Funding for the partner organizations’ grants is provided by Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), an eight-year, $110 million initiative funded by the Government of Canada and delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. The program provides asset management training, funding and information sharing to enable municipalities to access the data needed to plan effectively.
FCM’s asset management training partner grants news release
Lee Weissling, OSPE Senior Research Officer – firstname.lastname@example.org