Infrastructure assets and management is an increasingly important aspect of municipal operations within Canada. Below is a list of various levels of government (federal, provincial, and municipal), municipal and professional associations within Canada that pay particular attention to infrastructure issues.
Alberta Municipal Affairs: provides programs and services that help ensure Albertans are served by accountable and effective local governments and live in strong and safe communities.
Alberta Transportation: strives to provide a safe, innovative, and sustainable world-class transportation system that supports Alberta's economy and quality of life.
Alberta Urban Municipalities Association: supports the business interests of Alberta’s urban municipalities.
Asset Management BC: provides leadership and support for the management of community infrastructure.
Canada West Foundation: public policy research institute dedicated to introducing western perspectives into current Canadian policy debates. Its Western Cities Project is of particular interest.
Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships: a non-profit organization founded on the belief that public-private partnerships can enhance the capacity of governments to meet their infrastructure obligations.
Canadian Network of Asset Managers (CNAM): CNAM was initiated by Canadian municipalities looking to share asset management practices. Guided by its mandate, “by municipalities, for municipalities,” CNAM provides a forum for exchanging information on municipal infrastructure asset management from both operational and strategic perspectives.
Canadian Society of Civil Engineers: influences how public infrastructure in Canada is planned, designed, constructed, and maintained.
Centre for Expertise and Research on Infrastructures in Urban Area (CERIU): a network of expertise and reference for those working for the durability of municipal infrastructure.
Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA): conducts research into current business issues and sets accounting and assurance standards for business, not-for-profits, and government.
Conference Board of Canada: a not-for-profit applied research organization that has released a number of infrastructure-related publications.
Federation of Canadian Municipalities: represents the interests of municipalities on policy and program matters that fall within federal jurisdiction.
InfraGuide: National guide to sustainable municipal infrastructure.
Infrastructure Canada: leader in infrastructure development and planning and a key funding partner, helping provincial/territorials, and municipal governments build and improve modern public infrastructure.
The Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance – University of Toronto: focuses on the municipal finance and governance issues faced by large cities and city-regions in Canada.
Institute for Research in Construction: carries out applied and contract research on issues of strategic importance to the Canadian construction sector, including technologies for the design and rehabilitation of infrastructure systems, and innovative tools and techniques for the evaluation and management of these systems.
International Centre for Sustainable Cities: a non-for-profit organization collaborating with cities on pilot projects to catalyze action on urban sustainability.
Ontario Municipal Infrastructure Strategy: a toolkit to help municipalities prepare asset management plans and consider all the resources that are available to help address infrastructure needs.
Western Economic Diversification: a federal initiative working to strengthen western innovation, business development, and community economic development.