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Corporate Finance

Infrastructure Planning Division

The Infrastructure Planning Division reports through to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and oversees the management of the City's infrastructure by setting corporate direction through the implementation of strategic programs and initiatives, and by recommending and influencing corresponding corporate policy changes. The division is comprised of a number of city-wide programs including:

Infrastructure Planning and Funding

The City of Winnipeg prepares many planning and strategy documents such as OurWinnipeg, Transportation Master Plan, Infrastructure Deficit report, Infrastructure Funding Council report. The Infrastructure Planning function attempts to extract the pertinent information from these various documents to summarize them to tell the story of the City's Infrastructure as well as carrying out financial modeling of various funding options. This function will also interact with the other levels of government regarding proposing projects for tri-government funding.

Documents for Infrastructure Planning and Funding

City Asset Management Program

The City Asset Management Program oversees the development of corporate standards and the implementation of leading asset management and project management practices and processes, including the development of Administrative Standards and the Investment Planning Manual and Project Management Manual. One of the main focuses of the program is the allocation of limited capital budget funds to the highest priority areas based on life cycle costing, risk and triple bottom line approaches. New areas under development include the development of Customer Level of Service Targets, Asset Management Plans and the State of Infrastructure Report.

Documents for City Asset Management Program

Major Capital Project Management Oversight

The Manager of Capital Projects oversees and monitors, in conjunction with departments, the administration of major capital projects (over $20 million). As well, the manager:

  • Provides support to the Public-Private Partnerships (P3) Review Committee, and plays a significant role in the procurement processes on City P3 projects.
  • Recommends improvements to the Project Management Manual (PMM) and the administrative standard, considering best practices in project management, and lessons learned on prior projects.
  • Participates on all Major Capital Project Advisory Committees (or appoints a designate).
  • Perform capital project reviews on an ad hoc basis with a focus on high dollar value and high risk projects.
  • Provide recommendations to the Chief Financial Officer to avoid, reduce or mitigate risks on major capital projects.

Economic, Demographic, Community & Organizational Research

The division provides research and analysis in relation to key economic, demographic, community and organizational data and provides insight, advice and recommendations to senior administrative and elected offices with respect to current or emerging issues including financial sustainability and financial modeling.

More information on Economic and Demographic Information

Infrastructure Planning Division Organizational Chart

Infrastructure Planning Division Organizational Chart

Download Infrastructure Planning Division Organizational Chart

Department Contacts:

Georges Chartier, Chief Asset and Project Management Officer
| 4th Floor, 510 Main Street - 311

Alice Wong, Administrative Assistant
| 4th Floor, 510 Main Street - 311

Tyler Markowsky, City Economist
| 4th Floor, 510 Main Street - 311

Chris Klos, Manager of Corporate Asset Management Office
| 4th Floor, 510 Main Street - 311

Rob Taylor, Manager of Major Capital Project Oversight
| 4th Floor, 510 Main Street - 311

Jacqueline Frizado, Corporate Asset Management Professional Practice Coordinator
| 4th Floor, 510 Main Street - 311

Cathy Chartier, Project and Research Assistant
| 4th Floor, 510 Main Street - 311

Danny Tooth, Senior Capital Review Analyst
| 4th Floor, 510 Main Street - 311

Last update: February 2, 2017