Fall 2020 Virtual Sustainable  Infrastructure Workshop
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Fall 2020 Virtual Sustainable  Infrastructure Workshop

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A virtual series of Sustainable Infrastructure Workshops are being delivered this fall following the completion of triennial Asset Condition Reporting System (ACRS) inspections for communities in BC. These Sustainable Infrastructure Workshops are an extension of the Asset and Maintenance Management Workshops that the BC Region of Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) has been delivering since 2010 to support annual implementation of the Extended ACRS (E-ACRS).

 

The majority of communities across the BC Region have participated in these interactive workshops and feedback from participants has been exceptionally positive. The number of communities making use of Group 2 funding has increased exponentially, cross-department teams are being established within communities to achieve short and long term objectives, and neighbouring communities are working more closely together in their endeavours to maintain and renew local infrastructure. Many communities have used these workshops as a catalyst for initiating programs which staff are delivering in-house, to take deliberate steps toward caring for and renewing infrastructure in the most efficient ways possible. Lessons from thought leaders across the Region have been incorporated into an Asset Management Guide for BC First Nations, published in 2019.

 

A survey of BC Region communities has indicated that additional workshops on sustainable infrastructure management are the highest priority capacity building initiatives desired. In response, ISC has continued workshop delivery in 2020, focusing on the communities in the Region undergoing their latest E-ACRS assessments.


As a result of COVID-19 realities, this year’s workshops will be offered weekly on a virtual platform, over the course of ten (10) weeks. Each module is roughly structured to include a 15-30 minute presentation by a facilitator, group discussion, facilitated activities to reinforce the concepts, and practical work to apply concepts from each module to be completed prior to the next weeks module. The workshop outline is included below. Kerr Wood Leidal Associates Ltd. will facilitate this workshop in partnership with ISC.


Workshop Objectives


The objectives of this Sustainable Infrastructure Workshop are to:


• Introduce the concepts of sustainable infrastructure and asset management;
• Bring staff together from across departments and communities;
• Share hands-on tools and proven techniques for managing assets;
• Create a shared understanding of the state of infrastructure in BC First Nation communities; and,
• Hear the stories of other BC communities implementing programs.


Who should attend?

 

Up to three (3) participants per community/nation are welcome to attend. We encourage representation that spans community operations / public works, finance, housing, capital projects, planning, communications and Council. Those that have not attended a previous Sustainable Infrastructure Workshop will be given priority.


Workshop Agenda: Sustainable Infrastructure Workshop


The workshop includes ten modules delivered weekly over ten weeks. Each module will walk participants through a key element of an asset management program using a series of hands-on activities, discussion, and presentations. Examples of successful infrastructure management initiatives from BC Region First Nations communities will be shared throughout. Participants are asked to come prepared to participate for the ten weeks.

 

Week 1 (September 23rd, 2020 8:30-11:30 am)

Module 1 – Introduction to Sustainable Infrastructure

 

Week 2 (September 30th, 2020 8:30-11:30 am)

Module 2 – State of Infrastructure Part 1

 

Week 3 (October 7th, 2020 8:30-11:30 am)

Module 3 – State of Infrastructure Part 2

 

Week 4 (October 14th, 2020 8:30-11:30 am)

Module 4a – Maximizing the Life of Existing Infrastructure

Module 4b – Building Your Team and Community Awareness

 

Week 5 (October 21st, 2020 8:30-11:30 am)

Module 5 – AM Strategic Direction, Vision and Plan

 

Week 6 (October 28th, 2020 8:30-11:30 am)

Module 6 – Level of Service

 

Week 7 (November 4th, 2020 8:30-11:30 am)

Module 7 – Asset Management and Climate Change

 

Week 8 (November 18th, 2020 8:30-11:30 am)

Module 8 – Risk and Prioritization

 

Week 9 (November 25th, 2020 8:30-11:30 am)

Module 9 – Knowing Our Financial Situation

 

Week 10 (December 2nd, 2020 8:30-11:30 am)

Module 10 – Implementation

Workshop Wrap-

Preparation for Workshop

In preparation for the workshop, participants are encouraged to think about the following questions:
• What services does your community provide to members and leaseholders?
• What is your role (directly or indirectly) in supporting the delivery of these services?
• What infrastructure does the community own, operate and maintain?
• What is your community’s vision for the future?


Please come prepared to participate and have fun!

OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE

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

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