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Call for Expressions of Interest 2023 – Natural Asset Management Roadmap

Peace Region wetland

MNAI is inviting additional local governments to submit an expression of interest to develop a high-level natural asset management roadmap that will get them started on integrating natural asset management considerations into their overall asset management practices. Registration is now open for Cohorts 3 (Jan. – Apr. 2023) and 4 (Apr. – Sept. 2023).

This call for expressions of interest is the starter stream for local governments that are just beginning to build natural asset considerations into their asset management practices. MNAI will provide technical assistance and support the local governments in developing a roadmap to determine short- to medium-term steps.

MNAI’s roadmap development exercise involves some cohort learning among municipal peers and one-on-one capacity building with each local government. It consists of:

  • A one-hour Natural Asset Management 101 workshop involving participants from up to 10 local governments
  • A two-and-a-half-hour workshop with each participating local government to help them develop their roadmap
  • Completing a roadmap template
  • Coaching to prioritize roadmap objectives and guidance on where to start
  • A one-hour cohort learning workshop to share results and lessons learned
  • Certificate of completion of the Natural Asset Management Roadmap for each local government which includes the names of all participants

Time Commitment

The estimated duration of this roadmap development exercise from beginning to end is about 8 – 10 weeks. The total level of effort for the local government project lead is estimated to be 1– 3 days, which includes coordination, collection of documentation and information, and completion of the roadmap template. For additional local government participants, time can be limited to workshop participation only.

Other details

  • Virtual
  • Cohort 3 runs from January to April 2023;
    Cohort 4 runs from April to September 2023
  • To register: submit the completed EOI form
  • Registration is ongoing until program is full.
  • Cost: $500

Eligibility

  • All Canadian local governments are eligible to participate

  • Minimum three staff involved from each participating local government
  • Local elected officials are welcome to participate
  • Very small local governments can include two staff and one local elected official
  • Participating staff should be cross-functional, ideally including a finance official or senior administrator, public works or engineering staff, and an environmental sustainability or planning staff
Note: Small local governments with populations under 1,000 that collaborate on asset management with neighbouring local governments may apply together to develop a single roadmap and share the costs. Please download this interactive EOI form, fill it out, then email it to [email protected]

This initiative is offered through the Municipal Asset Management Program, which is delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.

Federation of Canadian Municipalities
Government of Canada

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