New to AM?

Are you and your community new to Infrastructure Asset Management?  Not sure what it is or how to get started? We can help!

Communities are being challenged to make the best possible decisions with scarce resources for both today’s users and future generations. Planning for infrastructure renewals, growth, and new demands amidst increasing service expectations, risk exposure, and financial challenges can put elected officials and community staff in a difficult position. Asset management (AM) can help.

CNAM has developed several resources to support people who are new to infrastructure asset management, with materials being developed in both English and French, that target communities who are new to asset management and are starting their journey. These resources will provide users with;

  • an understanding of what is Infrastructure Asset Management,
  • an understanding of the benefits to them and their organization,
  • an awareness of industry recognized good practice for municipalities,
  • an awareness of resources that exist to support you make progress,
  • an understanding of some practical steps on how to move forward and get started.

Many of these resources are currently focused on municipal / community / local government asset owners however all asset owners will find large parts of the content useful, for other resources please visit

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CNAM’s AM101 Booklet

CNAM has developed an Asset Management 101 Booklet, with the What, Why, and How on infrastructure asset management for your community Infrastructure Asset Management.

To support the cost of the print run and shipping we are charging for printed copies, with members receiving a significant discount and bulk options available to support your communications efforts in your organization, order yours today before they disappear!

Electronic PDFs in English and French, as well as printed copies in English and French are available: click here to download/order.


CNAM’s Annual Conference

CNAM hosts an annual conference each May that is the leading Canadian knowledge sharing and networking event for infrastructure asset managers. Local, national and international speakers provide valuable perspectives and best practices in the infrastructure asset management industry. As a newcomer to the industry, it’s a great place to learn the basics and start to build your network.

Asset Management Awareness Workshops across Canada

CNAM’s renowned Asset Management Awareness Course – New and Improved for 2020!

Throughout the pandemic, we’ve been working with our committees, municipal advisors and experts to update and improve on CNAM’s renowned Asset Management (AM) Awareness Course.  It’s now ready for your registration and we’re excited to welcome you online.  One of the many improvements we have implemented has been the development of several new interactive exercises and a new parallel workbook to reinforce what participants learn from the sessions.  In order to cover the wealth of content we have created, the course has also been extended in length to 9 hours (~1.5 days) and split into three separate online modules, 3 hours each, delivered virtually so you can pace yourself through the training.

Over the last two years, the AM Awareness Course has been delivered to over 300 municipal staff and elected officials, both virtually and in-person. Participants overwhelmingly report strong satisfaction with the course and a higher understanding of asset management practices.  Here is some of the feedback we have received:

“I attended CNAM’s 1-day AM Awareness Workshop and found it to be informative, educational and extremely helpful.”


“The 1-day Asset Management Awareness Workshop offered by CNAM proved very applicable to our organization. While a number of our City staff have previously participated in various Asset Management training opportunities over the past year, this particular Workshop went a long way to tying it all together for us. The team were well informed in the subject matter, presented the information in a very professional manner and maintained a pace that kept everyone’s interest. I would recommend this workshop for any staff member or elected official wanting to become better informed about sound asset management practices.”

In order to maintain an effective learning environment in each of our courses, attendance will be restricted, so register now!

Since these courses are virtual, you can access them from anywhere! This makes CNAM courses accessible for all, including those in many rural and remote locations. The virtual format is safe and saves you time and money on travel, hotel and airfare!  Each course is recorded and is available for participants a full month after the session so you can refer, replay and remind.

The AM Awareness Course is specifically tailored for Canadian communities and municipalities of all sizes, locations, or progress with asset management. The sessions are appropriate for Elected Officials and Municipal / Community / Organization Staff of all levels.  Participants will:

  • Gain a better understanding of what asset management is,
  • Learn why AM should be undertaken and the benefits to your community, and;
  • what AM entails and how to begin implementation with easy, tangible steps.

Professional Development Certificates (Valid for 9 CEC/PDH hours towards professional development) will be provided upon completion of the course and associated FCM Activity Survey.

We welcome International attendees. Member and non-member rates in CDN$ apply.  International membership to CNAM is also welcome.

For more detail on member benefits, including free access to all our webinars, please click here.

For the latest course dates and to register please visit

Hosting the Workshop at your organization

Like this course but looking for a private event with this content for your organization, association, or agency? We can help with that too. CNAM’s courses can be delivered ‘on-demand’ and customized for your organization/staff/members. We’ve done this for a number of members and partners over the years, including groups from the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, and international organizations like the State Department of Michigan. Presently, all courses are being held virtually, however, we hope to make in-person events available again when the health and safety of our participants can be assured. For more information and pricing on custom courses, please email


Introduction to Asset Management Recorded Webinars

CNAM has developed webinars to provide listeners with a presentation of some of the key content noted above to help build their awareness of asset management, as well as featuring a live Question & Answers segment at each webinar.

Interested in the webinar recordings?  Click here to access

Other Resources

We are working with several other partners across Canada to develop a suite of different resources for you and your communities.  More information will be shared through this website as they are developed. Please visit for more information.

Thanks to our funding partners

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.