to the Canada-Manitoba Infrastructure Secretariat website
The Canada-Manitoba Infrastructure Secretariat (CMIS) administers jointly funded federal-provincial infrastructure and economic development programs in Manitoba.
Created in 1994, CMIS is responsible for administering over $1.7 billion in matching federal, provincial and local contributions under various funding programs across the province. Our aim is to:
- minimize overlap and duplication in program delivery;
- improve federal-provincial co-operation; and
- provide single-window program delivery to local government and community organizations.
You will find on this site the following information on each program:
- History and background information
- A copy of the original agreement and/or guidelines
- The current status of the program
- News releases about funding announcements
- Information about projects, where available.
The Secretariat currently administers 16 funding programs in Manitoba.
It also supports the activities of the various federal-provincial Management Committees mandated to oversee the management and implementation of each agreement.
Under some federal-provincial infrastructure programs, a three-party ("Federal-Provincial-Local") Consultative Committee provided advice and consultation during project selection. This committee included representatives of the Association of Manitoba Municipalities, the Northern Association of Community Councils, and the Manitoba Aboriginal & Northern Affairs.
‘Green’ infrastructure a priority
“Green” infrastructure is an important priority for federal-provincial funding programs in Manitoba. This includes projects that will protect and/or enhance the quality of the environment, such as water and wastewater systems, water management, solid waste management, recycling, public transit, and environmental energy improvements. Other local infrastructure is also eligible, including local transportation infrastructure, cultural and recreational infrastructure, infrastructure supporting tourism, and connectivity.
*Projects funded by the federal and provincial governments are subject to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA) and the Manitoba Environment Act. For more information visit the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act web site or the Manitoba Conservation web site.
Update on Manitoba's consultations with the Association of Manitoba Municipalities on the upcoming Long Term Infrastructure Plan
In 2011 the Government of Canada committed to working with partners and stakeholders to develop a long-term plan for public infrastructure that extends beyond the expiry of the Building Canada plan in 2014.
Provinces, territories, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and other stakeholders are being engaged to shape the development of a new long-term infrastructure plan.
This process involves 3 phases: taking stock of achievements, identifying priorities for the future and building the knowledge needed to address Canada's future infrastructure needs.
Taking stock (Phase I) involved producing a publication titled Building for Prosperity to take stock of joint accomplishments. Click here to read the publication.
To identify priorities (Phase II), Manitoba Local Government Minister, Ron Lemieux, attended the seven-district Association of Manitoba Municipalities meetings to discuss municipal concerns and suggestions. To see an update on Manitoba's consultations with the Association of Manitoba Municipalities on the upcoming long term infrastructure plan, click here to read the PDF.
Please stay tuned for more updates regarding the new long term infrastructure plan.