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Municipal Information Dataportal

Information and additional resources listed here can assist in managing your municipal assets, help with community planning, as well as understand municipal sustainability, public safety and utility/waterworks/waste management in your community.

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1. Asset Management

Municipal infrastructure doesn't exist for the sake of having infrastructure; it exists to provide services to the community. We need to ensure our infrastructure is providing the services our communities depend on.

Using asset management practices and principles we are finding ways to better understand how municipal assets work, what they cost to operate and what levels of service they provide. We want to ensure residents are getting the best bang for their buck when it comes to local infrastructure and the services it provides.

Watch to learn about municipal asset management in Saskatchewan.

The Saskatchewan Municipal Asset Management Getting Started Guide was developed in Saskatchewan for Saskatchewan municipalities. Delegates at both the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities and Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association 2017 annual conventions used the guide as an education tool during the asset management workshops. Using this guide will provide you with fundamental information about asset management and how it can be used to help support municipal operations.

Asset Management Resources

As asset management programs have been implemented around the world, several resources and reference articles have been published, ranging from simple, brief overviews, to complex, thorough documents. Listed below are some of the additional resources available with brief descriptions.

Other Provinces' Initiatives

  • Guide for Using the Asset Management BC Roadmap
    The Asset Management BC Roadmap assists organizations to implement asset management practices by leading you through the steps of implementing basic asset management practices using a modular approach.
  • Asset Management for Sustainable Service Delivery: A BC Framework
    A high-level, systematic approach that supports municipalities in moving toward service, asset and financial stability through an asset management process. Developed to recognize the diversity of British Columbia's communities.
  • Guide to Developing a Municipal Asset Management Policy
    The British Columbia Local Government Asset Management Working Group has developed a guide to assist municipalities develop their own asset management policy.
  • Alberta's Asset Management Handbook and Toolkit
    This toolkit is designed to kick-start municipalities who are in the early stages of their asset management journey, or to support others with continuous improvement of their asset management programs. The handbook introduces asset management concepts with a focus on implementation for small and mid-sized communities. It includes processes, examples, and a set of practical and editable tools and templates.
  • Municipal Asset Management Planning in Ontario
    Provides information on asset management requirements in Ontario and a general overview of the key components of an asset management plan.

Communities of Practice

International Organizations

Resource Listings

The following organizations maintain reference listings of asset management tools and resources.

Asset Management Resources in Canadian Municipalities

  • RM of Buckland and Town of Dalmeny Pilot Projects
    A presentation by Saskatchewan and VEMAX Management Inc. at the 2010 Canadian Network of Asset Managers (CNAM) conference related to tangible capital asset reporting pilot projects in the Town of Dalmeny and the RM of Buckland focusing on the transition from PSAB PS 3150 compliance to asset management.
  • City of Edmonton's Infrastructure Strategy
    Edmonton has been recognized by Canadian, American and international engineering and public administration associations as one of North America's most progressive infrastructure and asset management jurisdictions. Edmonton is one of the first Canadian cities to recognize the need for a strategic plan to deal with infrastructure.

Training and Support

Several organizations offer a range of learning activities and events that provide an introduction to asset management and are intended for municipal staff and elected officials:

Municipal associations may also provide support and advice.

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2. Community Development and Growth

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3. Community Profiles

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4. Financial Information

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6. Municipal Sustainability

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7. Property Assessment and Taxation

MySAMA
An interactive map for property assessment information in any municipality where assessment services are provided by SAMA.

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8. Public Safety

  • Emergency Preparedness
    The Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency provides information on building and fire safety, SaskAlert, public safety, SaskEMO, emergency contacts - Sask911 and the Provincial Public Safety Telecommunications Network.
  • Environment Services
    Emergency numbers (24 hours) for the Ministry of Environment.
  • Saskatchewan Police Commission
    The Saskatchewan Police Commission works with police services and boards of police commissioners to promote effective policing throughout the province.
  • Provincial Disaster Assistance Program
    Describes the municipal process to apply to be designated for funding from the Provincial Disaster Assistance Program.
  • RCMP Detachments
    Contact information for RCMP detachments in Saskatchewan.
  • Emergencies and Response
    Information on all types of emergencies including wildfire activity, fire weather, how to report a wildfire, fire bans, safe burning practices and burning permit requirements, how wildfires are managed, and protection against the threat of wildfire.
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9. Utility and Waste Information

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10. Other Sites of Municipal Interest

  • CivicInfoBC
    Facilitates the free and open exchange of local government information.
  • Manitoba Department of Municipal Relations
    Offers a broad range of services to all Manitobans, municipalities and neighbourhoods.
  • Municipal World
    Information about local government, details about Municipal World's products and services, and links to other local government resources.
  • Muniscope
    Muniscope, sponsored by the Provincial-Territorial Officials Committee on Local Government (PTOC), is a national resource on municipal issues.
  • National Research Council Canada
    Canada's largest federal research and development organization.
  • Communities of Tomorrow
    Their mission is to make Saskatchewan a global leader in the field of innovative sustainable municipal infrastructure. 
  • Elections Canada - Voters
    Information for first time voters - whether you are a youth or new Canadian.

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