“We expect to see public sector owners and operators become more
sophisticated stewards of their assets.”
Foresight: A global infrastructure perspective KPMG, January 2016
In a 2014 report, the Mowat Centre, a Canadian policy think tank, said Ontario and other Canadian provinces are faced with a significant policy problem. Much of its existing infrastructure is aging, significant new investments are required, and yet governments and the public have resisted raising the taxes necessary to reinvest. The Province of Ontario’s 2015 Auditor General’s Report said ongoing maintenance and renewal activities have typically been underfunded and piecemeal.
Deferring maintenance on infrastructure assets causes other problems. Maintenance costs on aging infrastructure rise as the asset deteriorates. Containing these costs is a major problem.
Containing rising infrastructure costs is one of the many issues the IGNITE Sustainable Communities Program addresses. Membership in the IGNITE Infrastructure Association provides full access to all aspects of the IGNITE Program. Members choose how fast or slow they wish to move forward with the program. As a member-based nonprofit, IGNITE is designed to serve the needs of its members and to ensure all the needed resources are available to assist its members in containing their infrastructure costs the best way possible.
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Why Join IGNITE
We’re creating The New Way Forward. The IGNITE Infrastructure Association offers a member-driven, collaborative nonprofit platform, created to provide its members with access to the world’s leading expertise and resources in infrastructure enhancement and energy savings implementation.
To be the new way forward for public organizations to efficiently renew and expand their infrastructure.
Members not only enjoy access to a wealth of resources and collaboration opportunities both globally and locally, they gain access to the IGNITE Program – a member-driven initiative which is designed to deliver a tailored plan for any large-scale infrastructure or sustainability project.
Currently, membership is available at no-cost for public organizations such as governments, First Nations, municipalities, schools, universities and other higher education institutions, and healthcare facilities. Simply contact us by phone or email to learn how to become an IGNITE Member.