Vision, Mission & Objectives
Asset Management Ontario is a non-profit volunteer community of practice comprised of public sector asset management practitioners. Our mission is to strengthen infrastructure asset management capacity across Ontario’s public sector.
AMONTario is a program partner with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. Asset Management Ontario is also the asset management training partner for the Association of Municipalities of Ontario’s implementation of the Federal Gas Tax Program. AMONTario played a key role on the Ontario Ministry of Infrastructure’s technical advisory committee in the development of the O.Reg. 588/17, (Asset Management Planning for Municipal Infrastructure) and is listed as a key resource on the Ministry’s Asset Management website.
Foster a center of excellence and innovation for public sector asset management in the Province of Ontario.
To be a multi-disciplinary community of practice for public infrastructure stewards to strengthen asset management capabilities and achieve defined Levels of Service through implementable practices aligning international standards, regulatory requirements, and best practices to optimize public services.
Asset Management Ontario objectives will support three areas fundamental to sustainable asset management practices:
Leading By Example
Sam is the Director of Enterprise Asset Management for the Region of Peel and has participated on several committees including OMBI, Ontario Public Works Association and the National Research Council. Currently he is a member of the ISO 55000 mirror committee and is on the expert panel that assisted the Province in the development of the regulations for Bill 6.
Leanne is the founding Chair of Asset Management Ontario, an appointed member of the FCM Municipal Asset Management Program Technical Working Group and was awarded MFOA’s 2017 Leadership Award. At the Region of Peel, Leanne led a team to develop an operational prototype of the Risk Based Optimized Decision Making model.
Stephen Bacchus is an infrastructure asset management professional with public and private sector experience dealing with asset classes that include water, wastewater, transit, roads, bridges, facilities, fleet, and parks. Stephen is experienced in the development and implementation of asset management plans and roadmaps that involve key activities such as levels of service, condition and capacity assessments, asset information management, bench-marking, asset renewal decision modelling, asset-level risk management planning, life cycle costing, and maintenance management.
Dharmen Dhaliah works for the Town of Halton Hills as Corporate Asset Manager. He has over twenty-eight years experience in the private and public sectors holding positions in physical asset management, maintenance management, reliability engineering, and project management across a range of industries. Dharmen holds an MBA and is a Professional Mechanical Engineer, Certified Asset Management Assessor, Project Management Professional, Maintenance Management Professional, and Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional.
Shawn Boast is the Manager of Asset Management at the Town of Oakville. Shawn has been working for 8 years within the Asset Management Area. He is leading the Town’s efforts to build an effective, enterprise-wide Asset Management culture. The Town is focused on implementing an asset management leadership strategy that develops passionate asset management practitioners who exemplify leading practices in their work. Shawn has a varied background from recreation facility management for City of Toronto to implementing activity based costing solutions within the private sector.