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Leveraging Asset Master Data & Information Course


A Federation of Canadian Municipalities MAMP grant-subsidized Project for Municipalities


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Application Package         Research Study

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.

Funding for the partner organizations’ grants is provided by Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), an eight-year, $110 million initiative funded by the Government of Canada and delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. The program provides asset management training, funding, and information sharing to enable municipalities to access the data needed to plan effectively.  


Leveraging Municipal Asset Master Data and Information
for Maintenance and Reliability Readiness


  • Are you struggling with gathering the data needed to make informed asset management decisions?
  • Do you lack the data needed to set up effective maintenance management programs?
  • Struggling with systems that are a challenge to set up?
  • Is there a delay in getting full and accurate data put in the system after a capital project is completed and transferred to operations and maintenance?
  • Struggling to get Work Orders set up because your inventory is incomplete or not accurate?


PEMAC Asset Management Association, in partnership with Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU), and a group of dedicated volunteer subject matter experienced practitioners, have come together to develop a brand new course that will support municipalities as they leverage their asset master data and information, to improve their maintenance management programs and operational readiness.

Senior leaders and their teams from capital and maintenance management departments are invited to participate in this live-online course that will focus on leveraging municipal asset master data and information, for maintenance and reliability readiness. Municipal teams will be equipped with the practical knowledge and skills to optimize asset maintenance management and reliability through the timely provision of resources and effective use of asset data and information. Over this six-week course, participants will learn how to leverage data analytics, maintenance management, and reliability good practices to minimize asset lifecycle costs and risk exposure across infrastructure portfolios. Instructor-led live lessons will be accompanied by independent work that will enable participants to assess and apply as they learn. 

Learn the importance of asset master data, and how managing this data is essential for better decision-making and as a key foundational requirement for Asset Management. The applied learning will save your municipality money, improve service delivery and reduce risk over the lifecycle of infrastructure, assets, and equipment.  

Made possible by a grant through the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), which is delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada, municipal teams from across Canada are invited to participate in one of the two subsidized offerings of this online course. The first cohort will begin in September 2023 and the second cohort in December 2023. 

The course results and other findings will be organized into a whitepaper and case study entitled: "Master Data Configuration During Acquisition for Maintenance and Operational Readiness" which will serve as an effective tool for municipal practitioners to utilize.  

Registration is now open! Complete the form to receive the application forms by email.  

Participate in the Important Research Study

In preparation for the course curriculum and whitepaper development, the PEMAC & TMU team has created a research study that will help advance “maintenance readiness” during capital programming/project and equipment acquisition phases. Municipalities of all sizes are encouraged to participate in this research related to how asset management, maintenance, and reliability data and information is collected; when it is collected; and how it is set up in the various systems across municipalities.

We are seeking input from organizations that have had success with master data management, as well as from those that have found challenges. The information collected will provide a better understanding of the current Canadian landscape, and allow the group to make recommendations that can improve the way municipalities are managing their various systems, towards improvement in asset management and maintenance management across municipalities.

Municipal practitioners can complete this survey individually or collaborate with others in their organization. It will take about an hour to complete and responses are to be submitted by Friday, June 30. 

Learn more about the research study and participate here.

Who Should Engage in the course and research?

This course is designed for senior leaders and their teams in capital and maintenance departments. If you are a Director, Manager, or Supervisor within Capital Projects, a Capital Project Manager, Capital Coordinator or Inspector, Director, Manager, or Supervisor within IT systems or support groups that provide CMMS or EAM support or a Director, Manager, or Supervisor, Planner or Scheduler, Coordinator in Maintenance or Operations working with or dealing with CMMS’s EAM’s or spreadsheets to help you plan work proactively, this course has been designed and built with you in mind.

To qualify for entry into this special municipal course and the funding available through FCM, applicants must be:

  • individuals employed by a local government (e.g. towns, cities, regions, districts, etc.) or elected officials
  • individuals employed by a not-for-profit corporation that has an infrastructure-related shared services agreement with a municipality (e.g. utilities, transit authorities, conservation authorities, etc.)
  • individuals employed by an Indigenous community that has a shared services agreement with a neighbouring municipality, or elected officials from that Indigenous community
  • individuals employed by an Indigenous community that operates under delegated authority by a province or territory (e.g. NWT settlements, Metis Settlement Council of Alberta).


The Course Delivery Plan

Six-week course, live online partnered with structured independent work


Cohort 1

Wednesday, September 20 to October 25, 2023
3:00 to 5:00 pm Eastern Time Zone

Lesson dates: September 20, 27, and October 4, 11, 18 and 25

Cohort 2

Tuesday, December 5, 2023, to January 23, 2024
4:00 to 6:00 pm Eastern Time Zone

Lesson dates: December 5, 12 19, 2023, and, January 9, 16, 23, 2024

*Dates and times are subject to change.


Course Registration Fee

plus tax per participant

How to Apply for the Course

Municipal teams of two from across Canada will soon be able to apply to participate in the upcoming Leveraging Asset Master Data Course. To achieve the goals of the FCM grant, municipalities are encouraged to participate with a representative from their capital and maintenance management departments. Exceptions  for small municipalities (population < 100,000) where a single person will be considered. Don't have a team? Let us know and we can match you with other inquiries from your municipality.  

Once application forms have been reviewed PEMAC will begin notifying successful applicants, and provide course registration details. Registration fees must be paid in full prior to the start of the course, and are non-refundable for confirmed spaces. Substitutions can be made prior to the start of the course.


Application Process 

  1. A primary contact from the municipality secures the support of their municipal leadership and recruits a cross-functional team with anywhere between 2 - 3 participants*.  
  2. The primary contact for the team fills out the "Team Application Form" 
  3. Each individual team member fills out the "Participant Application Form" 
  4. The primary contact submits the required forms to 
  5. Once your team has been notified of its successful application and has paid the registration fees to PEMAC, each participant will receive an invitation to register from Toronto Metropolitan University.  

*Exception - for small municipalities (population < 100,000) an application form for a single person will be considered. All 3 forms are still required. 


Registration Now Open!

Complete the form below to receive an application package by email. If we receive multiple requests from a single municipality, we will also use this contact information to connect people to avoid duplication of effort, as only one application per municipality will be accepted.  

For more information email or call (905) 823 7255 extension 11. 

To receive the application package complete the form below.

Complete the details below to request a program application package. Click the Submit button at the bottom of the page and details will be emailed.