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Statistics Canada: Canada's Core Public Infrastructure Survey

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Core infrastructure assets are basic services at the community, regional, provincial and national levels critical to Canada's economic competitiveness, environmental sustainability and quality of life. These assets include roads, bridges, public transit, and water and wastewater systems.
The Government of Canada recognizes that there is a need to support its public infrastructure policies and investments with quality data that will guide evidence-based decision-making. There is a need for:
  • comprehensive, objective, comparable data on the current state and performance of Canada's core public infrastructure assets;
  • baseline data to track issues and monitor progress; and expanded asset management practices and capabilities to improve the impact of infrastructure investments.
Infrastructure Canada (INFC) and Statistics Canada have worked together to develop Canada's Core Public Infrastructure (CCPI) survey. The CCPI survey will provide a national picture of the current state and performance of infrastructure across Canada, and will be the first national survey regarding core public infrastructure. The survey will be launched by Statistics Canada in summer 2017 and will target public asset owners at the federal, provincial, territorial and municipal levels.
A public report will be produced and shared online, presenting a summary of the key findings.
For more information on the CCPI survey, please visit Statistics Canada's Website.
The requests for information were sent directly to requested participants, with an August deadline, although extensions are available upon request. CWWA was represented by Hiran Sandanayake from City of Ottawa in consultations and development of the survey. The Association supports the goal of the survey and is looking forward to hearing the results.


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