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Leveraging Asset Master Data & Information Course


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


Course Application Package         Research Study

  • 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 developed Leveraging Asset Master Data and Information, a 6 week, live online course that will support municipalities as they leverage their asset master data and information, to improve their maintenance management programs and operational readiness.

Participants 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.
  • Learn how to leverage data analytics, maintenance management, and reliability good practices to minimize asset lifecycle costs and risk exposure across infrastructure portfolios.
  • 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. 

Instructor-led lessons will be accompanied by independent work that will enable participants to assess and apply as they learn.

"The course provided our cross-functional team with a deeper understanding of our gaps and an application for collecting and sharing the right data across our organization throughout the lifecycle of our assets", noted participant Barrett Froc, Certificated Asset Management Professional, Senior Project Management Engineer, City of Saskatoon. "Learning to effectively leverage our asset master data and information between the operations, maintenance and reliability group, the capital team, together with other departments, will allow us to make better decisions across the organization."


Who Should Participate?

  • Senior municipal leaders and their teams from capital and maintenance management departments
  • Director, Manager, or Supervisor within Capital Projects
  • Capital Project Manager, Capital Coordinator or Inspector
  • Director, Manager, or Supervisor within IT systems or support groups that provide CMMS or EAM support
  • Director, Manager, or Supervisor, Planner or Scheduler, Coordinator in Maintenance or Operations working with or dealing with CMMS's, EAMs, or spreadsheets that proactively plan work


Course Eligibility

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).


Only one application per municipality will be accepted. If multiple requests from a single municipality are received, contact information will be used to connect people to avoid duplication.

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 form your municipality. 


The Course Delivery Plan

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


Cohort 2

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

Lesson dates: December 5, 13*, 19, 2023, and, January 9, 16, 23, 2024

*Please note that lesson 2 originally scheduled date has changed to Wednesday, December 13.
All other lessons remain as scheduled on Tuesdays.

*Dates and times are subject to change.


Course Registration Fee


plus tax per participant
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. 

How to Apply for the Course

A primary contact from the municipality secures the support of their municipal leadership and recruits a cross-functional team with anywhere between 2 to 3 participants* 

  1. The primary contact coordinates the completion of the "Commitment Letter" signed by participants and leadership within the municipality.
  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 

Once application forms have been reviewed, PEMAC will notify successful applicants. Participants will then receive an invitation to join the course from Toronto Metropolitan University.  

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


Participate in the Important Research Study

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

This initiative will help to advance "maintenance readiness" during capital programming/project and equipment acquisition phases. Regardless of their participation in the course, 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 the municipality.  

We are seeking input from organizations that have had success with asset master data management, as well as from those who have found challenges. This information collected will provide a better understanding of the current Canadian landscape, and how the group will 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 organizations. It will take about an hour to complete and respond. The survey deadline has been extended and there is still an opportunity to participate. 

Learn more about the research study and participate here.



For more information about the course, the research study and/or the whitepaper, email or call (905) 823 7255 extension 11. 



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

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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. 


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.