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Leeds-Grenville Among Municipalities to Receive Funding for Infrastructure Initiatives

Leeds-Grenville Among Municipalities to Receive Funding for Infrastructure Initiatives

OTTAWA – The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Jenny Gerbasi, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) today announced funding for 72 initiatives in communities across Canada through three funding programs: the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP), the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), and the Green Municipal Fund (GMF).

 Improving Canada’s infrastructure lays – in large part – in the hands of the municipalities. Communities across the country want to be sure they are investing their infrastructure money wisely, and that they are aware of and ready to adapt to the potential effects of climate change as they make local infrastructure investment decisions. The projects announced today demonstrate the work being done on these fronts in municipalities large and small.

For example, through Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program, communities such as City of Coquitlam, British Columbia are studying new and emerging technologies to harvest and store sources of renewable energy in order to reduce corporate emissions. And in Québec, the City of Gatineau is carrying out a climate change adaptation feasibility study which will strategically increase the quality and quantity of vegetation and open green spaces. These types of projects are crucial as communities tackle climate change and its environmental impacts.

The Municipal Asset Management Program is helping Canadian municipalities make informed decisions on infrastructure investment based on sound asset management practices. For example, the Town of Smoky Lake, Albertais completing an inventory and collecting data on the condition of their community’s buildings, and using this information to create a 10-year plan for their infrastructure assets. Richibucto, New Brunswick is identifying and filling data gaps through data collection to help them create an asset management plan for the community’s assets.

Through the Green Municipal Fund, communities are not only improving the environment around them, they are maximizing municipal resources and improving the lives of their citizens. For example, the City of Kingston is completing a feasibility study on the complete restoration of a vacant former factory to establish a new multi-use commercial property designed to high environmental standards. This innovative redevelopment aims to inspire other projects and led to the revitalization of a neighbourhood.

MCIP, MAMP, and GMF are delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.

“Helping Canadian municipalities make informed decisions on infrastructure investment based on sound asset management practices will make infrastructure dollars go further and will benefit Canadians for years to come. The Government of Canada is thrilled to make important investments in green infrastructure projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, help prepare communities for the challenges that result from climate change and help build healthy, liveable, cleaner more sustainable communities.”  – The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

“I’m proud of the leadership being demonstrated by municipalities across the country. Local leaders are embarking on some of the most innovative solutions to address the impacts of climate change and reduce greenhouse gases. At the same time, they are taking steps to strengthen decision-making on infrastructure spending, which has a major impact on the day-to-day lives of their residents. Continuing to support this on-the-ground expertise is vital to building the Canada we want.”  – Jenny Gerbasi, FCM President

Quick facts

  • The Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program is a five-year, $75-million program designed to encourage Canadian municipalities to better prepare for and adapt to the new realities of climate change as well as reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • The Municipal Asset Management Program is a five-year, $50-million program designed to help Canadian municipalities strengthen infrastructure investment decisions based on sound asset management practices.
  • The Green Municipal Fund, is a $550-million program designed to support initiatives that demonstrate innovative solutions or approaches to a municipal environmental issue, and that can generate new lessons and models for municipalities of all sizes and types in all regions of Canada.
  • The Government of Canada recently launched the Smart Cities Challenge which encourages all Canadian communities to use data and connected technologies to solve pressing issues and improve the lives of their residents. This friendly competition will help bring big ideas to life, and find solutions that achieve real and positive outcomes for Canadians.

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Municipalities to receive funding for 72 infrastructure initiatives across Canada 

A list of new initiatives approved for 72 initiatives in communities across Canada through three funding programs: the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP), the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), and the Green Municipal Fund (GMF). These programs are delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.

The following 72 initiatives in 71 communities have been approved for funding amounting to just over $5.3 million.

Approved plans, studies and pilot projects

Program

Project title

Project type

Sector

Lead municipality

 Board approved funding amount

GMF

The Bailey Broom Factory Redevelopment Project

Feasibility study

Brownfields

City of Kingston, Ontario and RAW Factory Inc.

$174,800

GMF

Midland Bay Landing

Feasibility study

Brownfields

Town of Midland, Ontario

$136,100

MAMP

2017-2019 Road (Pavement) Data Collection Program

n/a

Data collection and reporting

City of St. Albert, Alberta

$46,000

MAMP

Training in AM through Infrastructure Asset Management (IAM) and consultation for AM Strategy, Framework and Road Map.

n/a

Multiple

County of Lethbridge, Alberta

$50,000

MAMP

Lac Ste. Anne County Asset Management Program

n/a

Multiple

Lac Ste. Anne County, Alberta

$50,000

MAMP

Asset Management Program and Capacity Building in Carstairs

n/a

Multiple

Town of Carstairs, Alberta

$36,000

MAMP

Infrastructure Assessment – Municipal Buildings

n/a

Multiple

Town of Smoky Lake, Alberta

$50,000

MAMP

Infrastructure Assessment and 10-year Capital Plan (Sanitary, Storm, Water)

n/a

Data collection and reporting

Town of Westlock, Alberta

$50,000

MAMP

Cowichan Valley Regional District Condition Assessments and Data Clean-up

n/a

Data collection and reporting

Cowichan Valley Regional District, British Columbia

$48,000

MAMP

Building Capacity through the development of an AM Implementation Plan and AM Investment Plan

n/a

Asset management plans, policy and strategy

Town of Comox, British Columbia

$32,000

MAMP

Town of Sidney Pavement Condition Assessment

n/a

Data collection and reporting

Town of Sidney, British Columbia

$21,520

MAMP

Advancing AM Planning and Decision-Making Maturity at the City of Brandon

n/a

Asset management plans, policy and strategy

City of Brandon, Manitoba

$50,000

MAMP

Asset Management Plan

n/a

Multiple

Town of Bouctouche, New Brunswick

$50,000

MAMP

Capital Asset Management Plan

n/a

Multiple

Town of Richibucto, New Brunswick

$50,000

MAMP

Asset Management Capacity Building in Sackville

n/a

Multiple

Town of Sackville, New Brunswick

$48,000

MAMP

Town of Sussex – Development of an Asset Management Plan

n/a

Multiple

Town of Sussex, New Brunswick

$49,400

MAMP

Asset Management Plan

n/a

Multiple

Village of Cap-Pelé, New Brunswick

$50,000

MAMP

Capital Asset Management Plan

n/a

Multiple

Village of Dorchester, New Brunswick

$50,000

MAMP

Capital Asset Management Plan

n/a

Multiple

Village of Port Elgin, New Brunswick

$50,000

MAMP

Capital Asset Management Plan

n/a

Multiple

Village of Riverside-Albert, New Brunswick

$50,000

MAMP

Asset Management Plan

n/a

Multiple

Village of Saint-Antoine, New Brunswick

$50,000

MAMP

Asset Management Plan

n/a

Multiple

Village of Saint-Louis-de-Kent, New Brunswick

$50,000

MAMP

Capital Asset Management Plan

n/a

Multiple

Village of Salisbury, New Brunswick

$50,000

MAMP

City of Dryden Mobile Sensing Roads Assessment and GIS Based Software Analytics Platform

n/a

Multiple

City of Dryden, Ontario

$47,054

MAMP

Asset Management Plan (Remaining Classes)

n/a

Multiple

Haldimand County, Ontario

$28,000

MAMP

Phase II – Technology investment to improve municipal efficiency

n/a

Data collection and reporting

Municipality of Arran-Elderslie, Ontario

$27,563

MAMP

Town of Red Lake Mobile Sensing Roads Assessment and GIS Based Software Analytics Platform

n/a

Multiple

Municipality of Red Lake, Ontario

$29,235

MAMP

Asset Management Development in Shuniah

n/a

Asset management system assessments

Municipality of Shuniah, Ontario

$17,600

MAMP

St. Charles Perpetual Asset Management Implementation Project

n/a

Multiple

Municipality of St. Charles, Ontario

$35,200

MAMP

Asset Management Tools & Capacity Building in Erin

n/a

Multiple

Town of Erin, Ontario

$50,000

MAMP

Asset Data Collection & Condition Assessments

n/a

Multiple

Town of Halton Hills, Ontario

$50,000

MAMP

Asset Management Program Development in Hearst

n/a

Training and organizational development

Town of Hearst, Ontario

$47,072

MAMP

Town of NEMI Asset Management Program Development

n/a

Multiple

Town of Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands, Ontario

$35,360

MAMP

Asset Management Capacity Building in Central Frontenac

n/a

Multiple

Township of Central Frontenac, Ontario

$50,000

MAMP

Asset Management Program Development in Havelock-Belmont-Methuen

n/a

Multiple

Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen,Ontario

$49,600

MAMP

Developing an Asset Management Program in Mattawan

n/a

Multiple

Township of Mattawan, Ontario

$12,640

MAMP

Asset Management Program Development in South-West Oxford

n/a

Multiple

Township of South-West Oxford, Ontario

$46,200

MAMP

Developing Asset Management Strategies and Capacity in Springwater

n/a

Asset management plans, policy and strategy

Township of Springwater, Ontario

$50,000

MAMP

LG Asset Management Revitalization 2017/18

n/a

Multiple

United Counties of Leeds & Grenville,Ontario

$50,000

MAMP

The City of Swift Current Infrastructure Gap Assessment Project

n/a

Data collection and reporting

City of Swift Current, Saskatchewan

$50,000

MAMP

RM of Enniskillen Development of Asset Management Plans

n/a

Asset management plans, policy and strategy

Rural Municipality of Enniskillen No. 3,Saskatchewan

$20,000

MAMP

RM of Frenchman Butte No. 501 Strategic and Capital Asset Management Planning

n/a

Multiple

Rural Municipality of Frenchman Butte No. 501, Saskatchewan

$34,800

MAMP

RM of Lost River’s Asset Management Training

n/a

Training and organizational development

Rural Municipality of Lost River No. 313,Saskatchewan

$2,880

MAMP

RM of Saltcoats No. 213 Asset Management Plan Development

n/a

Asset management plans, policy and strategy

Rural Municipality of Saltcoats No. 213,Saskatchewan

$25,200

MAMP

Town of Allan Asset Management Training

n/a

Training and organizational development

Town of Allan, Saskatchewan

$3,760

MAMP

Town of Norquay’s Asset Management Plan

n/a

Asset management plans, policy and strategy

Town of Norquay, Saskatchewan

$13,600

MAMP

Town of Oxbow Development of Asset Management Plans

n/a

Asset management plans, policy and strategy

Town of Oxbow, Saskatchewan

$21,200

MAMP

Village of Glen Ewen Development of Asset Management Plans

n/a

Asset management plans, policy and strategy

Village of Glen Ewen, Saskatchewan

$13,600

MCIP

Landfill Gas Collection System

Feasibility study

Waste

City of Lethbridge, Alberta

$101,200

MCIP

Stormwater Management Master Plan for the Town of Stony Plain

Plan

Climate change adaptation

Town of Stony Plain, Alberta

$175,000

MCIP

Sea Level Rise: City of Campbell River

Plan

Climate change adaptation

City of Campbell River, British Columbia

$175,000

MCIP

City of Chilliwack Feasibility Study of Biogas Use at the Wastewater Treatment Facility

Feasibility study

Water

City of Chilliwack, British Columbia

$80,000

MCIP

Corporate and Community Renewable Energy + Demand Management Study

Feasibility study

Energy

City of Coquitlam, British Columbia

$140,000

MCIP

City of Nanaimo Climate Change Resiliency Strategy

Plan

Climate change adaptation

City of Nanaimo, British Columbia

$175,000

MCIP

Climate and Asset Management Network – Township of Langley Parks Level of Service (LOS)

Plan

Multi-sector

Township of Langley, British Columbia

$89,200

MCIP

Planning for the Future:  Climate Change Adaptation, Drought & Disaster Management in the Pembina Valley

Plan

Climate change adaptation

Municipality of Rhineland, Manitoba and Pembina Valley Water Cooperative Inc.

$115,900

MCIP

Aquifer Capability and Groundwater Vulnerability Delineation and Mapping, RM of Springfield

Plan

Climate change adaptation

Rural Municipality of Springfield, Manitoba

$46,400

MCIP

City of Moncton Neighborhood Flood Mitigation Study

Feasibility study

Climate change adaptation

City of Moncton, New Brunswick

$175,000

MCIP

Climate Change Adaptation Implementation Plan

Plan

Climate change adaptation

City of Barrie, Ontario

$72,080

MCIP

City of Kawartha Lakes Healthy Environment Plan

Plan

Energy

City of Kawartha Lakes, Ontario

$175,000.

MCIP

Evaluating the Climate Change Mitigation Potential of Innovations at Greenway Wastewater Treatment Plant – City of London

Feasibility study

Water

City of London, Ontario

$57,200

MCIP

Integrated Water Resource Evaluation Tool

Feasibility study

Water

City of Toronto, Ontario

$133,800

MCIP

Toronto Resilience Strategy

Plan

Climate change adaptation

City of Toronto, Ontario and Waterfront Toronto

$170,800

MCIP

smartBlu: Automated Real-time Internet of Things Blue Roof Rain Harvesting Systems for the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Sector for Flood and Drought Resilience and Adaptation

Feasibility study

Climate change adaptation

Region of Peel, Ontario and Credit Valley Conservation Authority

$157,040

MCIP

Ajax Climate Change Adaptation Initiative

Operational study

Climate change adaptation

Town of Ajax, Ontario

$175,000

MCIP

Application of the Composite Correction Program to improve Climate Change resiliency of the Town of Bancroft’s wastewater system

Operational study

Climate change adaptation

Town of Bancroft, Ontario

$163,700

MCIP

Water/Wastewater Plant Resiliency Plan

Plan

Climate change adaptation

Town of Carleton Place, Ontario

$168,000

MCIP

Nottawasaga Valley Integrated Watershed Management Plan

Plan

Climate change adaptation

Town of Innisfil, Ontario and Nottawasaga Valley

$168,000

MCIP

Newmarket Energy Efficiency Retrofit (NEER) Program

Feasibility study

Energy

Town of Newmarket, Ontario

$90,000

MCIP

Oakville’s Energy and Resiliency Plan (OERP)

Plan

Energy

Town of Oakville, Ontario

$125,000

MCIP

Project Aire Ou-vert

Feasibility study

Climate change adaptation

City of Gatineau, Québec and Conseil régional de l’environnement et du développement durable de l’Outaouais

$174,700

MCIP

Saskatchewan Municipal Climate Change Local Action Planning Initative

Plan

Energy

Village of Zenon Park, Saskatchewan and Eco-Ouest

$158,100

Source: FCM

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