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Communities across Canada receive support for infrastructure planning, green innovation, and climate change resiliency initiatives

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Communities across Canada receive support for infrastructure planning, green innovation, and climate change resiliency initiatives

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OTTAWA, Aug. 7, 2018 /CNW/ - Investing in innovative municipal infrastructure projects contributes to a clean growth economy and strengthens the middle class by ensuring communities are healthy and sustainable places to live.

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Vicki-May Hamm, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) announced over $12.1 million in funding for 159 new initiatives in communities across Canada through three programs: the Green Municipal Fund (GMF), the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP), and the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP).

The Government of Canada believes that local leaders know best what their communities need and is committed to working with them to strengthen their infrastructure. Municipalities are implementing some of Canada's most advanced green solutions, reducing Canada's greenhouse gas emissions and supporting local priorities such as improving public transit, saving energy and improving waste management.

The projects announced today demonstrate the work being done in municipalities large and small. Examples include:

  • The City of Beaconsfield, Quebec is using a grant from GMF to study ways to reduce organic waste disposal through smart collecting and incentive-based pricing. The objective is to reduce the amount of organic waste within the waste stream by 50 per cent. The results of this initiative will provide great insight for other municipalities considering a similar program.
  • The North Coast Regional District, in collaboration with 31 local governments in British Columbia along the route from Kamloops to Haida Gwaii, are working together to study the feasibility of developing an electric vehicle network of fast charging stations. With funding through MCIP, the study will consider the integration of solar panel canopies, allowing residents and visitors to drive cars powered by sunshine.
  • The Town of Iroquois Falls, Ontario is using funding from MAMP to implement innovative mobile sensing technology to gather information on road conditions that will enable them to make more efficient assessments and informed investment decisions on their roadway infrastructure.

Quotes

"The Government of Canada is committed to investing in local infrastructure to support municipalities as they plan, build and maintain their infrastructure more strategically. Our investments in green infrastructure will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, contribute to a clean growth economy and strengthen the middle class, helping us plan and build the infrastructure of the 21th century. "

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

"We are proud to support the great work being done in municipalities to make Canada a cleaner and healthier place for everyone. A clean energy future starts at the local level, and we are committed to working closely with communities of all sizes to cut pollution, take action on climate change and improve the quality of life for all Canadians."

The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources

"Whether big or small, urban or rural, municipalities are responsible for more than half of Canada's public infrastructure—critical assets that support our economy and quality of life. Building resilient, sustainable, and livable communities will define our future. Leveraging today's announcement through FCM's programs will drive local solutions to Canada's national challenges."

Vicki-May Hamm, FCM President

Quick facts

  • The Green Municipal Fund (GMF) supports initiatives that advance innovative solutions to environmental challenges. These projects improve air, water and land quality, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and generate economic and social benefits to local communities. Through GMF, municipalities share lessons learned and successful new models for advancing sustainability in communities of all sizes in all regions across Canada. GMF is a $625 million program, delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.
  • The Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP) helps municipalities and partner organizations by providing funding, training and information sharing. It is 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. MCIP is a five-year $75-million program, delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.
  • The Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP) is designed to help Canadian municipalities strengthen infrastructure investment decisions based on sound asset management practices. The program provides asset management training, funding and information sharing to enable municipalities to access the data needed to plan effectively. MAMP is a five-year, $50-million program, delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.

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Communities across Canada receive support for infrastructure planning, green innovation, and climate change resiliency initiatives

The following 159 initiatives have been approved for funding through three infrastructure programs funded by the Government of Canada and delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities: the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP) and the Green Municipal Fund (GMF). Funding for these new initiatives amounts to $12,114,008.

Approved projects under MAMP:

 

Lead applicant, Municipality and Province

Project title

 Approved funding amount $

Saddle Hills County, Alberta

Active asset management plan assessment and development

50,000

Jasper, Alberta

Asset management strategy: aquifer assessment, geographic information system asset inventory, and asset management system development

40,000

Redcliff, Alberta

Asset management program project

50,000

Redwater, Alberta

Condition analysis, failure analysis and rehabilitation prioritization of sanitary collection system

50,000

Bighorn No. 8, Alberta

Road condition assessment and ten-year capital plan

31,120

Athabasca, Alberta

Charting a course and improving asset management

43,808

Grande Prairie No. 1, Alberta

Road condition assessment project

50,000

Spring Lake, Alberta

Road and buildings assessment with 10-year capital plan

35,600

Coquitlam, British Columbia

Asset management dashboard project

50,000

Logan Lake, British Columbia

2018 improvement to asset data catalogue

40,240

Princeton, British Columbia

Initial asset management planning

48,640

Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia

Phase 1 asset management data collection

50,000

Oliver, British Columbia

Update and renewal of water and sanitary asset management lands

50,000

Telkwa, British Columbia

Water and sewer asset management system strategy

50,000

Trail, British Columbia

Asset management strategy

50,000

Bathurst, New Brunswick

Asset management improvement 2017-2018

50,000

Kedgwick, New Brunswick

Asset management plan

40,000

Alma, New Brunswick

Capital asset management plan

50,000

Quispamsis, New Brunswick

Development of a comprehensive asset management plan

50,000

Saint Andrews, New Brunswick

Further development of asset management program

50,000

Colchester, Nova Scotia

Asset management training and data collection

44,080

Dawson, Ontario

Asset management planning 2018

17,600

Lake of the Woods, Ontario

Asset management planning 2018

17,600

Arnprior, Ontario

Asset management software implementation and policy development

41,224

Middlesex Centre, Ontario

Asset management plan 2018

50,000

Hanover, Ontario

Mobile sensing roads assessment and sanitary main camera inspection

50,000

Red Rock, Ontario

Asset management capacity building

50,000

Warwick, Ontario

Strategic asset management policy

50,000

Wellington, Ontario

Advancing asset management of roads

50,000

Laurentian Valley, Ontario

Phase 1 - Asset management roadmap

50,000

Russell, Ontario

Asset management policy and data development

47,360

Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards, Ontario

Asset management roadmap initiative

50,000

Admaston/Bromley, Ontario

Mobile sensing road and sidewalk assessment with geographic information system based software analytics platform

38,704

Mississippi Mills, Ontario

Strategic asset management policy

12,240

Pickering, Ontario

Building governance and data maturity in Pickering's asset management program

50,000

Port Hope, Ontario

Mobile sensing roads assessment and geographic information system based software analytics platform

50,000

Manitouwadge, Ontario

Asset management program building

50,000

Huntsville, Ontario

Asset management program development

50,000

Aylmer, Ontario

Asset management planning and software implementation

50,000

Greenstone, Ontario

Asset management program development

50,000

Perth East, Ontario

Asset management planning & implementation project

35,040

Wellington North, Ontario

Asset management roadmap

50,000

McNab/Braeside, Ontario

Mobile sensing roads assessment and geographic information system based software analytics platform

23,840

Stirling-Rawdon, Ontario

Mobile sensing road and sidewalk assessment and geographic information system based software analytics platform

32,760

Lanark Highlands, Ontario

Asset management program and capacity building

50,000

Greater Sudbury, Ontario

Building condition assessments and designated substance surveys of City fire halls

50,000

Gore Bay, Ontario

Asset management plan update/training

32,000

Malahide, Ontario

Updated asset management plan

50,000

Whitewater Region, Ontario

Core infrastructure asset data collection & asset management plan policy

34,880

Fort Erie, Ontario

Asphalt condition study 2018

44,000

Kincardine, Ontario

Condition assessments and replacement cost estimates

50,000

Hamilton, Ontario

Building an asset management program

50,000

Wainfleet, Ontario

Operationalizing asset management planning

50,000

Owen Sound, Ontario

Defining life cycle investments and service measures for core assets

50,000

Dorion, Ontario

Asset management program development

50,000

Woodstock, Ontario

Mobile sensing roads assessment and geographic information system based software analytics platform

49,320

Petawawa, Ontario

Completion of strategic asset management policy and condition assessment

49,280

Iroquois Falls, Ontario

Mobile sensing roads assessment and geographic information system based software analytics platform

39,992

London, Ontario

Corporate asset management plan and policy update

50,000

Asphodel-Norwood, Ontario

Asset management development

49,640

Bonfield, Ontario

Asset management program and systems development

50,000

Stratford, PEI

Completing the financial asset inventory

40,560

Cornwall, PEI

Advancement of infrastructure asset management planning

50,000

Repentigny, Québec

Real estate asset maintenance plan

50,000

Moosomin, Saskatchewan

asset management initiative

48,000

Aberdeen, Saskatchewan

Asset management plan

50,000

Rural Municipality of Buckland No. 491, Saskatchewan

Asset management program creation

50,000

Esterhazy, Saskatchewan

Water and wastewater asset activity and geographic information system, inventory tool development

33,040

Earl Grey, Saskatchewan

Asset management strategy

21,600

Rural Municipality of Canwood No. 494, Saskatchewan

Development of asset management plans

24,000

                       

Approved projects under MCIP:

 

Lead applicant, Municipality and Province

Project title

 Approved funding amount $

Lethbridge, Alberta

Feasibility study on municipal facility energy conservation measures and upgrades

125,000

Edmonton, Alberta

Eco roof and climate change resiliency initiative

97,640

Banff, Alberta

Renewable energy transition plan

125,000

Northern Rockies Regional Municipality, British Columbia

Sewerage and drainage climate change vulnerability and adaptation assessment

125,000

Kitimat-Stikine, British Columbia

Thornhill landfill greenhouse gas reduction feasibility study

125,000

Community Energy Association and the North Coast Regional District, British Columbia

Highway 16 electric vehicle charging network collaboration

125,000

Victoria, British Columbia

Victoria City Hall energy assessment and net zero roadmap

40,000

Kitimat-Stikine, British Columbia

Skeena and Lower Kalum River channel management program phase II

124,800

Evergreen and Vancouver, British Columbia

Climate risks: engaging vulnerable populations

86,800

Summerland, British Columbia

Comprehensive climate action planning project

125,000

Prince George, British Columbia

Climate change mitigation plan update

125,000

North Cowichan, British Columbia

Update of climate action and energy plan modeling and implementation plan

78,800

Ucluelet, British Columbia

2018 climate action program plan

26,000

Kamloops, British Columbia

GHG community action strategy

125,000

Quatsino First Nation and Mount Waddington, British Columbia

Community energy plan

46,400

Tofino, British Columbia

Multi-modal transportation plan

120,000

New Westminster, British Columbia

22nd Street Station transit oriented master plan (22nd Street Plan)

125,000

Saanich, British Columbia

Climate plan: 100% renewable Saanich

125,000

Golden, British Columbia

Master drainage plan update and climate adaptation strategy

68,000

Langley, British Columbia

Climate change adaptation plan

119,200

Coquitlam, British Columbia

Climate adaptation strategic plan

120,000

Norfolk Treherne, Manitoba

The Boyne Valley water initiative: natural infrastructure and the Treherne Dam feasibility study

80,000

Red River Basin Commission and Winnipeg, Manitoba

Red River dredging and marsh restoration feasibility study

125,000

Brandon and Area Planning District, Manitoba

Natural asset sub-catchment approach to surface water management

125,000

Dauphin, Manitoba

Community energy plan

125,000

Partnership of the Manitoba Capital Region and Headingley, Manitoba

Westport regional transit service and hub feasibility study and plan

125,000

Hanover, Manitoba

Seine Rat River Conservation District flood and drought adaptation plan

80,000

Economic Development Council for Manitoba Bilingual Municipalities (CDEM) Lorne, Manitoba

Climate change local action plans 3 - Manitoba

125,000

Russell-Binscarth, Manitoba

Gamblers First Nation/Russell-Binscarth climate change local action plan & community energy plan

90,200

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Red River Basin LiDAR survey - North Basin

125,000

Morris, Manitoba

Red River Basin LiDAR survey - South Basin

125,000

Virden, Manitoba

Virden - Wallace-Woodworth green infrastructure and flood adaptation plan

80,000

Saint John, New Brunswick

GHG emission reduction study for municipal buildings and facilities

125,000

Fredericton, New Brunswick

GHG reduction in Fredericton through enhanced active transportation corridors and modal shift

125,000

Eastern Charlotte Waterways Inc. and the Southwest New Brunswick Service Commission, New Brunswick

A regional climate change adaptation plan for southwestern New Brunswick

92,000

Saint John, New Brunswick

Climate change vulnerability assessment methodology

125,000

Association francophone des municipalités du Nouveau-Brunswick and the Village of Atholville, New Brunswick

Climate change action project II

125,000

Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia

Functional planning study: Bedford highway strategic corridor

125,000

Bicycle Nova Scotia and the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia

Glace Bay Area active transportation corridor feasibility study

64,000

Bicycle Nova Scotia and Chester, Nova Scotia

Blue Route hub bikeway feasibility study (Phase 1)

83,120

Bridgewater, Nova Scotia

Community-scale climate mitigation development and financing mechanisms study

125,000

Windsor, Ontario

Flood risk study for Riverside, East Riverside, and Lake St. Clair

125,000

ConverGen and Greater Sudbury (Division), Ontario

Developing a cleantech business at Greater Sudbury Utilities

83,700

Credit Valley Conservation Authority and the Region of Peel, Ontario

Business case for natural assets in the Region of Peel: benefits to municipalities and local communities

125,000

Guelph, Ontario

Fleet fuels transition and car sharing

125,000

Kitchener, Ontario

Waterloo Region bikeshare expansion study

80,000

Collingwood, Ontario

Urban forest management plan

96,000

Region of Peel, Ontario

Strategy for energy security and initiatives at the region's wastewater treatment plants

125,000

Vaughan, Ontario

Accelerating energy retrofits – building the policy and business case for local improvement charges in the  Vaughan and York Region

65,700

Richmond Hill, Ontario

Sustainability metrics monitoring and incentives project

50,000

Windsor, Ontario

Integrated site energy plans for two wastewater treatment plants

125,000

Windsor, Ontario

Deep energy efficiency retrofit strategy

125,000

Aurora, Ontario

Community energy plan

81,900

Thunder Bay, Ontario

Community energy and GHG emission reduction plan

125,000

Huron-Kinloss, Ontario

Community climate change action plan

72,000

North Simcoe Community Futures Development Corporation and Tiny, Ontario

Sustainable Severn Sound's local climate change action plan

89,700

Corporation of Loyalist Township, Ontario

Developing a community energy plan

64,000

Mulmur, Ontario

Community energy planning

125,000

Windsor, Ontario

Undertaking an active transportation master plan study

125,000

Milton, Ontario

Develop Milton green innovation plan

125,000

Mississauga, Ontario

Climate change action plan

125,000

Cambridge, Ontario

Climate change adaptation plan

79,900

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and the Region of Peel, Ontario

Neighbourhood-based vulnerability assessment and adaptation plan – County Court, Brampton

76,000

Waterloo, Ontario

Corporate climate adaptation plan

85,280

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

City Works Garage climate change mitigation feasibility study

24,240

 

Saint-Raymond, Québec

Energy efficiency study

119,600

Baie-Saint-Paul, Québec

Conversion to forest biomass project feasibility study

101,760

Celsius Mtl and Montréal-Borough of Rosemont-La Petite Patrie, Québec

 Locomotion: vehicle sharing program

125,000

Association Sportive et Loisir de Hope Town, Québec

Hope Town community resource centre

63,840

Saint-Étienne-de-Beauharnois, Québec

Active transportation infrastructure study 

14,000

Enviro-Acces inc. and Baie-Saint-Paul, Québec

Inventory and action plan to reduce GHG emissions through a web communication tool

80,000

ÉcoMalartic and Malartic, Québec

Active travel plan

54,960

Conseil régional de l'environnement et du développement durable de l'Outaouais and the Régie intermunicipale de transport des collines, Québec

Strategic plan to optimize the supply of public transit in rural and semi-rural areas in the Outaouais

21,500

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Natural capital asset valuation

125,000

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Corporate adaptation strategy

125,000

 

Approved projects under GMF:

 

Lead applicant, Municipality and Province

 Project title

Approved funding amount $

Fraser Valley Regional District, British Columbia

Mixed waste materials recovery - feasibility analysis and impact assessment

133,200

Waterfront Toronto and Toronto, Ontario

Port lands pilot test program for Don River renaturalization and land redevelopment

350,000

Guelph, Ontario

Environmental works for fuel storage tank decommissioning

150,700

Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Ontario

Thunder Bay Art Gallery waterfront relocation project

95,800

Orangeville, Ontario

Sustainable neighbourhood action plan

46,400

Welland, Ontario

Phase II ESA and risk assessment for the  Welland Fire Hall and Emergency Services
Training Centre

104,500

Pelee Island Co-operative and Pelee, Ontario

Site assessment and remedial planning - Pelee Island Co-operative property

46,100

Orillia, Ontario

Environmental due diligence, City-owned waterfront property

63,500

Union québécoise de réhabilitation des oiseaux de proie and Les Maskoutains, Québec

Feasibility study for a zero-energy, zero-carbon birds of prey interpretation centre

175,000

Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval, Québec

Sustainable development action plan

25,500

Beaconsfield, Québec

Quantifying the organic matter diversion resulting from domestic composting and a study of potential organic matter collection scenarios in a context of incentive-based pricing

38,500

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Corridor growth brownfield renewal strategy

46,400

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Organics feasibility study

144,600

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Corridor growth - brownfield renewal - field investigation

56,600

 

Source: FCM

Associated links

Investing in Canada: Canada's Long-Term Infrastructure Plan (PDF Version)
Investing in Canada plan project map 
Green Municipal Fund 
Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program 
Municipal Asset Management Program 
FCM Funding

Twitter: @INFC_eng 
Web: Infrastructure Canada

 

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