Quarterly Newsletter from the Canadian Network of Asset Managers
A Message from the CNAM Vice Chair
Across the country we have faced another extraordinary year of personal, professional and social challenges. The global pandemic, economic downturn, natural disasters, turbulent political environments and deeply felt social and racial injustices have impacted us all. We haven’t just survived these past crises, we have emerged stronger and more resilient. This does not alter the fact that just when we thought we were on a path to recovery, we find ourselves pivoting again in all aspects of our lives. My thoughts are with all, regardless of the challenges that they continue to face.

As we move forward, I am hopeful for the future. I remain incredibly grateful to our Board, Executive Director and service providers for their unwavering commitment, hard work, dedication and focus on the needs of our members and the industry. We have pivoted to a renewed model of long term planning and have a greater focus on Strategy, Governance, Oversight and Transparency for our membership. We look forward to sharing new outputs and resources as the upcoming year progresses. Relationships and engagement will remain key and we are looking forward to CNAM’s first hybrid conference “CONNECTIONS: Building an Asset Management Community” ensuring everyone has the opportunity to engage regardless of their regional circumstances and whatever the new normal brings.

I would like to offer my best wishes to everyone. I am also incredibly grateful to all those who have been doing their utmost to ensure service delivery to the most vulnerable in our communities and those in need. 2022 will be another important year of transition to a new way of being. Be mindful and kind as we all take on the challenge of establishing new norms in all aspects of our lives.  

Leanne Brannigan
CNAM Vice Chair

CNAM Office Holiday Closure
The CNAM National Office will close on 
Saturday, December 25, 2021 and will re-open on Tuesday, January 4, 2022. Please contact Executive Director, Doug Cutts at [email protected] for any inquiries during that time.

CNAM Virtual Networking/Knowledge Pods
Join us for virtual networking/Knowledge Pod sessions on the last Wednesday of every month. In January, we will be hosting a Knowledge Pod session, which consists of breakout rooms. Each room will focus on a topic of interest for Asset Managers with a moderator to guide the conversation. 

You will choose which room to join based on the topic of greatest interest to you right now.

  • Bring your own questions to the session
  • Bring your own experiences to share with others

Topics will vary from month to month - for January, the session will include:
  • transportation (roads and bridges)
  • water and wastewater (pipes and treatment)
  • parks and recreation (arenas and sports structures)
  • natural assets / green infrastructure

Registration is available to paid active members of CNAM only. There is no fee to register but advance registration is required.

Les francophones sont les bienvenus. Une salle de discussion sera ouverte à ceux qui souhaitent échanger en français.

We are excited to announce that CNAM's brand new website is live and ready for our members.

If you have not already done so, members will need to log in to the new website and update their profiles/complete their renewal if applicable. Student Members will still need to activate their accounts to continue their access to CNAM member benefits:

  1. Visit the NEW WEBSITE
  2. Follow these instructions to access your account.

If you are having any difficulties with your renewal, please contact [email protected] for assistance.
Call for Presentations

Submit your presentation to be considered for the 2022 Virtual Conference by Friday, January 28, 2021 at 4:00pm EST
Please note: Submissions that are not fully completed will be rejected

CNAM 2022 Annual Conference
We are thrilled to announce that the CNAM 2022 Annual Conference will be located at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in London, Ontario on May 2-5, 2022!
The past two years have been challenging on many levels but CNAM rose to the challenge and embraced the change to successful virtual events with its 2020 and 2021 Virtual Conferences. We are proud of our community for sticking together through this challenging period.
As we transition back to in-person events, the 2022 Annual Conference will be a hybrid format. This gives you as a guest, the choice of attending in-person or continuing to attend virtually.

The 2022 Tereo Awards presentation will take place during the 2022 CNAM Virtual Conference.

Tereo Awards Nominations are Open!
The Canadian Network of Asset Managers is pleased to announce that the Annual CNAM Tereo Asset Management Awards to recognize Asset Management in Canada are back!

To align with our Virtual Conference, this year we have simplified the application process and are accepting all nominations via video submission! We have updated the Award categories for 2022:

  • Tereo Innovator Award
  • Active Member Award
  • Visionary Award
  • CNAM Volunteer of the Year Award
More Upcoming Events
January 26, 2022 – CNAM Virtual Networking/Knowledge Pod: CNAM hosts a virtual networking session in a Knowledge Pod format.

Visit our Upcoming Events page for a complete list of all events happening within the next few months!
Job Postings
There are a number of Asset Management positions on our website.

Job postings are complimentary to CNAM members and $100 plus GST for non-members. Please forward your short job post description (must provide a descriptive paragraph) and a PDF of the full job posting and contact information to Membership Services at [email protected]

What's on Your Mind?
Got something to share? Help us decide on our next webinar or suggest an article or topic for the next issue of the CNAMer. You can vote for one of the topics noted below or suggest something different – what’s got you thinking?
  • Making the case for asset management investment
  • Balancing investment needs: growth, enhanced levels of service, and maintenance
  • Climate change and resiliency
  • Other topics

Members of CNAM enjoy many benefits such as:

  • Discounted registration at CNAM’s Annual Conference

  • The opportunity to be nominated for the prestigious CNAM Awards, which celebrates and recognizes individuals and organizations in the asset management industry. More information…

For more information membership benefits, please visit our website.
The CNAM Board
CNAM Executive

Katie Geoghegan, Chair, Director

Leanne Brannigan, Vice Chair, Director

Patrick Kelly, Secretary-Treasurer, Director

Matt Dawe, Past Chair (Non-Voting)
Executive Director

Douglas Cutts
CNAM Directors

Gabriel Bruneau, Director (Quebec)
Lee Anne Harder, Director (Prairie)
Sudhir Jha, Director (Territories)
Jude Pillainayagam, Director (West: BC, Alberta)
Irving LeBlanc, Director (Indigenous Public Sector/Community Rep)
Cassandra Pacey, Director-at-Large (Public)
Chris Klos, Director-at-Large (Public)
Pierre-Louis Beaulieu-Bellemare, Director-at-Large (Non-Public)
Darla Campbell, Director-at-Large, (Non-Public)
Bernadette O'Connor, Director-at-Large (Non-Public)
Duane Nicol, Director (Municipalities Under or Around 100,000)
Leslie Nanibush, Chair, New Professionals Network (Non- Voting)