Join Asset Management BC on Thursday June 16th from 9:30-Noon for Workshop II in our  three part series. This workshop revolves around  “Natural Capital-Future of Climate Change”.

Cost is $75 per person plus GST.  Registration is through the  CivicInfo portal!


Asset Management BC is pleased to bring you the 2022 AMBC Workshop Series. Building on the structure of the 2021 Risks and Rewards Conference, the Virtual Workshops will continue to cover the themes of “Physical”, “Natural” and “Human” Capital.

In the fourth quarter, AMBC brings you the final event of the year, live, at the Westin Wall Centre Vancouver Airport, November 2-3! The theme of this year’s Conference is “People, Places and Purpose – Building Resilient Communities Through Sustainable Service Delivery”.

AMBC would like to thank CivicInfo for managing registration for all AMBC 2022 events.

Physical Capital – COMPLETED: Thursday, March 10th, 9:30am-Noon

The term “operationalizing” Asset Management, which originated right here at AMBC, has become a widely used term in the country, when the industry refers to putting asset management into practice. Attendees will hear real life examples describing what it takes to implement asset management practices successfully!

Natural Capital – Thursday, June 16th, 9:30am-Noon

Record wildfires that wiped out settlements, flash floods that obliterated water management infrastructure and destroyed bridges, a heat dome that melted roads and rendered structures uninhabitable, freezing rain, snowfalls, tidal waves, atmospheric rivers.  Climate change has shined a bright spotlight on municipalities’ reserves, and abilities to react to natural disasters.  Depending on the size of the community, the ability to respond to a natural disaster might be very different.  How does a small or medium community respond as opposed to a large metropolis.  Find out more through real live accounts and examples at AMBC’s Natural Capital session.

Cost: $75 + GST

Register now through CivicInfo!

Human Capital – Thursday, September 22nd, 9:30am-Noon

Managing our assets has become infinitely more complicated. The standard workplace as we all knew it, is gone.  It is replaced by a hybrid, evolving workplace, where more and more functions are being executed remotely.  What does this mean in terms of labour shortages?  How do we even define the new labour shortage, in particular when it comes to managing a remote workforce leading to record cyber security issues. Higher Education is lagging behind in turning out experts in the field.  Are we all fighting for the same cyber security specialists, and at what cost?  AMBC’s Human Capital session delves into the cyber security insurance and professional labour shortage problems, and explores some possible solutions.

Cost: $75 + GST

Register now through CivicInfo!


People, Places and Purpose: Building Resilient Communities Through Sustainable Service Delivery – November 2-3, 2022

Everyone has a different, significant role to play in managing the assets of BC’s communities. AMBC looks at the challenges and opportunities from the vantage point of small, medium and large communities in BC.

Conference will take place at the Westin Wall Centre Airport Hotel in Vancouver.

Cost: $395 + GST

Register now through CivicInfo!

“Local governments provide a diverse range of services that are essential to our communities’ quality of life, like clean drinking water, transportation systems, waste management, drainage and flood protection, affordable housing, parks and recreation services. The services they deliver depend on physical infrastructure assets, like water treatment plants and wastewater retention ponds, roads, buses, civic facilities and emergency vehicles. A local government’s infrastructure assets (along with those provided by community partners) are the foundation that enables our communities to thrive socially, economically, culturally and environmentally. The management of existing assets, planning for future assets and their connection with front-line municipal services must be a priority for local governments.

The FCM (Federation of Canadian Municipalities) publication “How to Develop an Asset Management Policy, Strategy and Governance Framework” provides practical advice to assist local governments in setting up or developing an existing asset management policy, leading to a municipality-wide consistent approach to asset management.

Click on the image below to download your copy of the guide.


The Framework establishes a high-level, systematic approach that supports local governments in moving toward service, asset and financial sustainability through an asset management approach. The development of the Framework was led by the Union of British Columbia Municipalities in partnership with Asset Management BC.  The Framework has been updated in 2019 and now includes 4 companion Primers;

Climate Change and Asset Management

Integrating Natural Assets with Asset Management

The Role of Operations & Maintenance in Asset Management, and

Land Use Planning and Asset Management

View the Framework and Primers >

The Canadian Infrastructure Report Card offers an objective look at the state of core public infrastructure across Canada. This is the third iteration of the report which provides a timely update and finds that the state of Canada’s infrastructure is at risk and will require significant attention in the coming decades.

To read more about the current status of Canada’s infrastructure >> click here

Healthy natural assets can provide – or be restored and managed to provide – services just like engineered assets, often at lower cost. The Municipal Natural Assets Initiative (MNAI) offers tools and support so that local governments can integrate natural assets into their asset management and financial processes.


MNAI is currently offering a watershed-level program in B.C. focused on the needs and capacities of smaller / rural local governments in a single geographic region.


MNAI has extended the period for local governments to submit applications until after the BC municipal elections and will keep it open until a suitable candidate is identified.


To review the request for expressions of interest >> click here


A new tool is available to help staff and Councils understand the current sustainability of the services being provided in their communities. The Service Sustainability Assessment Tool was made to help local governments identify current sustainability performance and prepare for the future. Once populated with data, the ‘Dashboard’ tool can generate reports for staff, management, and Council. To check out the tool click here

The Status of Asset Management in British Columbia: Results from the 2016 Gas Tax Fund Asset Management Baseline Survey is now available.


In May 2016, UBCM launched the Phase 1 Asset Management Assessment Form – Baseline Survey collecting responses from all 189 local governments in BC.  While each local government provided discrete data, this report describes cumulative data only.  Results from the survey are the first of its kind in BC and confirm what was known anecdotally; there is a growing awareness of the importance of asset management to support the long-term delivery of local government services.

The MMCD Asset Data Exchange Standard project is complete and standardized files and supporting documentation are ready for download. The standard is build on the MMCD Municipal CAD Standard, with the end result of a single source of infrastructure data submission to the Local Government with physical properties and lifecycle management attributes. For more information and download, see MMCD’s announcement.

The MNAI has opened a request for expressions of interest for local governments that would like to submit an application to participate in its next round of projects. For more information on getting involved in the next round of projects and what local governments can expect as a result of participation please read more here. Expressions of Interest are due on Friday, July 14th, 2017. Check out the MNAI discussion paper on Defining and Scoping Municipal Natural Assets.