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We are keen to reconnect with you at this year’s Federation of Canadian Municipalities Conference and Tradeshow.

Through a culture of service excellence and a shared sense of initiative, our organization has partnered with municipalities across Canada to help improve capital project performance by capturing your ideas, protecting your best interests, and making cities liveable.

We understand that municipalities are building today for the needs of tomorrow, and there is an increasing demand for intelligent systems and smarter infrastructure. We offer a single, local point-of-contact to address the unique complexities of municipal infrastructure.

If you’re looking for municipal capital project expertise, be sure to visit us at Booth 706!

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Helpful Insights

A Path Forward: Adjusting to Canada’s New Economic Reality

Uncertainty! This has become the word of the day for many working in local government. Uncertainty about the workforce, uncertainty about future costs, uncertainty about availability of labour and materials. It’s this uncertainty that’s sparked questions about how to adjust to the fast pace of Canada’s new economic reality and plot a new path forward. Read the article. 

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Getting Proactive about Municipal Asset Management

Most municipal governments know they’d benefit operationally and financially from a strategic and proactive approach to asset management. The challenge, especially in budget-constrained communities, is to move beyond reacting to the next most urgent need — “Which street or sewer is broken today?” — and take a more comprehensive, forward-looking view. To best deliver on their long-term goals, municipalities of all sizes need to take stock of their existing assets, which starts by developing a well-defined asset management framework. Read the article. 

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Determining the Scalability of your Project Partners

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to change how we live and work. Municipalities, provincial governments and others responsible for large facility portfolios are adopting new management strategies that blend technology and facility operations to meet the shifting social infrastructure needs of the post-pandemic world. Some portfolio managers are adapting to change by delivering new projects through outsourced project management services. Read the article. 

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Sit back, relax, and learn!

We are proud of the depth and breadth of our municipal experience across Canada, and are eager to share our knowledge with our clients. Watch these videos to hear more.

Project Governance Webcast 

Project governance is an essential component of any capital project. It removes unnecessary stress and confusion by establishing clear roles and responsibilities, brings stakeholders together to improve communications, introduces consistency, eliminates siloed approaches and fosters a true team approach. Watch this replay of our June 23, 2021 webcast for practical guidance on embedding project governance into your projects and how to overcome obstacles. Hear from our panelists John Enns-Wind, CAO for the Town of Grand Bay-Westfield, NB, and our own project governance leaders Jodie Caron and Stefan LaPlante, as they share their experiences on this important topic.

Read more about project governance. 

Municipal Cashflow: A Juggling Act for the Ages 

The COVID-19 recession is different than any we’ve experienced in recent history. Since March 2020, we’ve seen major disruptions to municipal revenue streams as a result of pandemic restrictions. Across Canada, property tax variations and loss of user fees have led to budget uncertainty, which is impacting the decision-making ability of municipal leaders. Watch this replay of our May 26 webcast to hear panelists Jeff Fielding, former municipal CAO / City Manager / CAO, and Colliers Project Leaders’ Chuck Brady discuss how cost constrained local governments are keeping pace with needed routine infrastructure upgrades and capital programs, while also planning for new community services.

Learn more about the work we do with municipal capital projects. 

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Proven Capability

We know that leading successful municipal projects means balancing the interests of council, the public, and facility staff.
Hear what some of our clients have to say about working with our team:

Ontario Provincial Offences Courthouse Consolidation

The City of Burlington started a project in 2017 to consolidate its two Provincial Offences courthouses. The new building reflects the virtues of the Ontario justice system in its design, blending both strength and transparency in this secure facility.

Burlington Courthouse
Calgary Central Library

A successful manager demonstrates good communications skills, a collaborative approach, and a focus on finding solutions that are technically feasible while accommodating the needs and concerns of all stakeholders. Colliers Project Leaders has demonstrated all these qualities and I have developed a great deal of faith in them and their ability to steer the Central Library towards the intended goal.”

Kate Thompson, Vice-President, Development, Calgary Municipal Land Corporation

Calgary Central Library

Port Lands Flood Protection and Enabling Infrastructure Project

The Port Lands Flood Protection and Enabling Infrastructure Project is a $1.25 billion program that will revitalize 800-acres of flood prone land. The program will improve quality of life, revitalize nature at the underused industrial site, and protect local neighbourhoods from extreme weather.

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This large and complex project presented the City of Kelowna with many challenges. Colliers Project Leaders was retained early on in the process to provide guidance and leadership to execution of the project. Their project manager’s expertise and professionalism was essential to successfully procuring a design-build contractor and leading the project through the design development phases. His project management skills and attention to detail played a critical role in the timely delivery of a successful facility.”

Andrew Gibbs, Senior Project Manager, City of Kelowna

Kelowna Police Services Building