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2014 LAS/MFOA Asset Management Symposium

On March 26, 2014, LAS and MFOA presented an inaugural Asset Management Symposium designed to educate municipal staff and elected officials about the importance of asset management, the components of successful asset management plans, key policy considerations, and municipal case studies. At the event, LAS and MFOA also outlined their planned training 'road map' that will help municipalities over the coming years to meet training needs related to asset management plans, processes, and recommended practices.

If you missed this important event, the recorded presentations are now available.
Date::
March 26, 2014
Media:
Recording
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$0.00
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$0.00
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All 5 Steps to Developing an Asset Management Plan

Webinar Series Overview:
OGRA and MFOA have jointly developed a series of 5 webinars to assist municipalities in developing their Asset Management Plans (AMP). OGRA and MFOA endorse the 7 Asset Management questions and these form the backdrop to this series of webinars, 5 Steps to Developing an Asset Management Plan. In addition to introducing you to the process of developing an asset management plan, each webinar will feature an illustrative case study. We will also cover the technology, training and tools available through both associations to assist municipalities with asset management on an ongoing basis.

This webinar package includes Steps 1 - 5.

Media:
Webinar Recording
Member:
$249.00
Nonmember:
$249.00
Available for Immediate Download
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Asset Management Series: Using Risk to Build an Asset Prioritization Process

Webinar Overview:
Submitting an asset management plan is a requirement for provincial funding opportunities and many municipalities are working toward that goal by the end of the year. But how do you prioritize your infrastructure needs in the asset management plan and capital budget? The Region of Peel has developed an asset management strategy that gives senior managers an organizational perspective to make better informed decisions on infrastructure priorities. It is the basis that guides each of Peel's departments in developing their capital and asset management plans and it is already helping to make sound financial decisions to close the funding gap.

This webinar will examine the Region of Peel's consistent and systematic approach, scalable tools and reporting methods to manage their asset priorities.

Date::
November 06, 2013
Media:
Webinar Recording
Member:
$59.00
Nonmember:
$59.00
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Asset Management Webinar Series: Rounding Up Asset Management Tools - New & Existing Part 1: Tools, Tips and Next Steps

Webinar Series Overview: Asset management plans (AMPs) are a key element to sound financial management and long-term financial plans. They are increasingly becoming a requirement for infrastructure funding from other levels of government. Many municipalities used provincial funding in 2013 to develop asset management plans to qualify for funding under the Municipal Infrastructure Investment Initiative (MIII).

To assist municipalities in the on-going work of developing AMPs, MFOA will deliver a two-part webinar series. The first webinar in the series will include number of templates, case studies, tip sheets and a checklist. The second webinar will focus on several AMP case studies and tip sheets.

Publisher:
MFOA
Date::
August 05, 2014
Media:
Webinar Recording
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$0.00
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$0.00
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Asset Management Webinar Series: Rounding Up Asset Management Tools, New and Existing Part 2: Tips and Case Studies

Webinar Series Overview: Asset management plans (AMPs) are a key element to sound financial management and long-term financial plans. To assist municipalities in the ongoing work of developing AMPs, MFOA will deliver a two-part webinar series. The first webinar in the series will include number of templates, tip sheets and a checklist. The second webinar will focus on tip sheets and case studies in financial asset management.

To assist municipalities in the on-going work of developing AMPs, MFOA will deliver a two-part webinar series. The first webinar in the series will include number of templates, case studies, tip sheets and a checklist. The second webinar will focus on several AMP case studies and tip sheets.
Publisher:
MFOA
Date::
August 12, 2014
Media:
Webinar Recording
Member:
$0.00
Nonmember:
$0.00
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Asset Management Webinar: PSAB 3150 vs. Asset Management

As part of the LAS/MFOA multi-year Asset Management road map, this session focuses on the following:

Assets for accounting purposes and assets for asset management - should you treat them the same? How and when do you bring assets into an asset management plan? Is the asset inventory you have for TCA accounting adequate for budgeting and forecasting? Learn processes, procedures and policies for dealing with assets for accounting vs assets in an asset management plan.

Date::
July 17, 2014
Media:
Webinar Recording
Member:
$59.00
Nonmember:
$59.00
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Best Practices in Asset Management

The municipal environment is a forever changing and demanding environment when it comes to legislation and other responsibilities. As municipalities in Ontario maintain and enhance their asset management plans, consideration is needed with respect to how the plan fits into the day-to-day operations of the municipality and how it can assist in other key processes and requirements. While an asset management plan can assist in applying for provincial grant applications, its primary benefit should be in how it strengthens decision making and leads to more proactive forecasting abilities.

This webinar will assist municipalities with making optimal use of their asset management plans through best practices, increasing the accuracy of the plan as well as integration with other key municipal documents and processes such as the annual budget, long-term forecast, water/wastewater rate study, and development charge study.
Date::
April 23, 2014
Media:
Webinar Recording
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$0.00
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$0.00
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Changes to the Local Improvement Charges Regime: A Primer

Webinar Overview:
Amendments to local improvement charge (LIC) regulations were recently made by the Province (O. Reg. 322/12 under the Municipal Act and O. Reg. 323/12 under the City of Toronto Act). One purpose of the amendments is to permit municipalities to fund the costs of undertaking "work" on private property and to impose LICs by agreement with consenting property owners. One effect of the amendments is to authorize municipalities to finance energy retrofits on private properties and permit benefitting owners to pay back the related costs through the property tax collection process over time.

MFOA is presenting this webinar to provide an overview of the recent LIC regulation changes and raise issues that municipal finance officers may wish to take into account when considering an energy efficient LIC program.

Date::
October 11, 2013
Media:
Webinar Recording
Member:
$59.00
Nonmember:
$59.00
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Creating a Vendor Performance Evaluation System

A vendor performance evaluation system is an important tool to provide feedback and encourage better project outcomes. Vendor evaluations can also be factored into future bid awards to help attain better value for money and reduce the risk of repeat poor performances.

This webinar will walk through the key components and decisions that need to be made in developing and implementing a system. Background research on existing public sector practices will also be presented.
Publisher:
MFOA
Date::
June 05, 2014
Media:
Webinar Recording
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$0.00
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$0.00
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Dedicated Leviers: Case Studies of Commitment to Capital Funding

Dedicated capital levies are an increasingly common tool to manage municipal infrastructure pressures, whether owing to the historic infrastructure deficit, maintenance and rehabilitation or mounting replacement costs. We kickoff the webinar by listing some of the drivers for dedicated levies and then differentiate capital levies from traditional capital funding strategies. The webinar focus is to profile municipalities that have implemented a dedicated levy, examining the genesis, basis, how the levy gets passed, how it is reflected to taxpayers and its purpose. Although adopting a dedicated levy gives infrastructure issues a higher profile than other financing techniques, we also review how levies can change over time.

Date::
March 11, 2014
Media:
Webinar Recording
Member:
$0.00
Nonmember:
$0.00
Available for Immediate Download
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