The Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) announced today that the City of Corner Brook would be a participant in the Climate and Asset Management Network (CAMN). For the network’s next two-year cycle, 19 communities from across Canada will take an active role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to the potential effects of climate change — by using cutting-edge strategies to manage their assets more efficiently and sustainably.
As a participating community the City of Corner Brook’s asset management capacity will be strengthen by collaborating and sharing knowledge with a network of peers, and development of an asset management policy and strategy to align with community efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to the effects of climate change.
“We are delighted to be a part of the network of communities participating in CAMN,” said Mayor Parsons. “The City of Corner Brook is committed to creating and implementing an asset management system. This system will ensure our infrastructure is managed in the most efficient manner possible, providing a high level of service for citizens and businesses.”
CAMN is available through the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.
- Alberta – County of Grande Prairie No. 1, City of Wetaskiwin
- British Columbia – Capital Regional District, Cowichan Valley Regional District, City of New Westminster, District of North Vancouver, City of Prince George, District of Summerland
- Manitoba – City of Selkirk
- New Brunswick – City of Saint John
- Newfoundland & Labrador – City of Corner Brook
- Northwest Territories – City of Yellowknife
- Ontario – City of Guelph, Town of Halton Hills, City of Kenora, City of Kitchener, City of Toronto, City of Thunder Bay
- Saskatchewan – City of Saskatoon
- The Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program is a new five-year, $75-million program designed to support and encourage Canadian municipalities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change.
- The Municipal Asset Management Program offers Canadian municipalities additional funding and training opportunities related to asset management and infrastructure planning.
- Both programs are delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada
- The City of Corner Brook is committed to
– developing an asset management policy, strategy and governance framework which aligns with the municipality’s strategic goals, integrates environmental and sustainability goals, includes climate change risks and considerations, and builds upon the common principles developed for CAMN
– taking part in training and learning opportunities with participants from other municipalities from across Canada
– attend capacity building exercises
– become a part of a network of municipalities sharing knowledge about innovative asset management practices
Corner Brook Deliverables at the end of phase 1:
- draft asset management policy, strategy and governance
- national review of all documents and processes with cohort
- finalize policy and strategy and governance framework
- implementation plan
- FCM’s Climate and Asset Management Network
- FCM’s Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program
- FCM’s Municipal Asset Management Program
- Government of Canada’s $180-billion+ infrastructure plan
City of Corner Brook
December 1, 2017 2:00 p.m.