Kamloops Sustainable Infrastructure for BC First Nations Workshop

November 15 - 17, 2016

We would like to invite participation from your community in the upcoming Sustainable Infrastructure Workshop being co-facilitated by Indigenous Affairs and Northern Development Canada (INAC), Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council and Urban Systems Ltd.


First Nations provide an important role in managing their own community’s assets. These assets provide important services such as drinking water, sanitation, transportation, and recreation. Indigenous Affairs and Northern Development Canada would like to gain a better understanding of what challenges First Nation communities face with respect to implementing Asset Management and Maintenance Management plans in their community. INAC would also like to share some of the Asset and Maintenance Management tools being developed by, and used in communities across British Columbia.

Workshop Objectives

This workshop will provide the attendees with an opportunity to:

  1. Gain a better understanding of what both Asset Management and Maintenance Management are;

  2. Hear what other First Nations communities and municipalities are doing in the areas of Asset Management and Maintenance Management;

  3. Learn about the different components of Asset Management and Maintenance Management and how to apply practical tools and approaches;

  4. Understand the opportunities available for leveraging information from the ACRS assessment;

  5. Provide feedback on challenges with respect to managing infrastructure; and,

  6. Leave with a better understanding of how to improve Asset Management and Maintenance Management within their community.


This workshop will be interactive in nature and encourage attendees to share their own thoughts and experiences.

Workshop Schedule

Breakfast will be served at 8am on all three days

Day 1 (8:30am – 4:00pm)



  • What is Sustainable Infrastructure Management

  • Why is it important

  • Introduction to key terminology



  • Developing an asset inventory

  • Asset valuation

  • Asset condition and life

  • ACRS and CAIS


Day 2 (8:30am – 4:00pm)



  • Capital and operations and maintenance costs

  • Asset renewal/replacement priorities

  • Prioritizing new assets

  • Long term capital planning



  • Roles & responsibilities

  • Teamwork & communication

  • Succession planning


Day 3 (8:30am – 1:00pm)


Maintenance Management

  • Importance of proactive maintenance

  • Maintenance management vs. asset management

  • Maintenance management planning

Location: Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre
                   Room: Ida
                   1250 Rogers Way
                   Kamloops, BC 

Who Should Attend

Up to three (3) representatives from your community are invited to attend, and we encourage each community to send a team from across disciplines/departments. This workshop will be directly relevant to Administrators, Engineering, Public Works, and Finance professionals as well as Band Council Members. This workshop may also be of interest to a youth representative in your community who could help raise community awareness about sustainable infrastructure management.


working with Governments, organizations, businesses and First Nations across Canada. 

Naut'sa mawt Tribal Council (NmTC) is a non-profit society established in 1983 that supports its member nations in realizing their efforts towards self-reliance, self-governance, connection to culture, and quality of life now and for future generations.


NmTC generates own-source revenues through its activities, and the activities of Naut'sa mawt Resources Group (NRG) by providing products and services to private and public sectors across Canada. Revenues enable NmTC to expand  resources available to member Nations and support Indigenous communities throughout Canada

Naut'sa mawt Tribal Council

Naut'sa mawt Resources Group


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330-6165 Highway 17A

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