The City of Kenora has been granted $80,500 in funding from the Government of Canada, through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) to develop the community’s asset management strategy to align with current climate change goals.
Through FCM’s Climate and Asset Management Network (CAMN), the City of Kenora will join eighteen communities from across Canada taking part in a two-year initiative that combines peer-learning opportunities, training, and funding to help Canadian municipalities integrate climate change and sustainability goals systematically into decision-making about infrastructure assets, such as roads, buildings, and water and sanitation systems.
City of Kenora Mayor Canfield states “Kenora is facing a significant infrastructure deficit that will only become more challenging to address given projected climate change impacts. This funding will improve our resiliency and ability to effectively manage our capital assets.”
Adam Smith, City of Kenora Special Projects and Research Officer, adds “As part of the Climate and Asset Management Network, the City of Kenora can position itself as a leader in climate adaptation by creating a framework that supports risk based decision-making and allows for greater clarity on how climate change impacts will affect the ability of our assets to meet service and performance needs.”
By embedding climate goals into their asset management planning, communities of all sizes can provide greater environmental, economic and social value for Canadians over the long term.
CAMN is available through the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.