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On October 4, 2006, six well-established Ontario associations involved with Ontario's infrastructure got together to form a united association to speak for sustainable infrastructure. The founding associations were: Municipal Engineers Association (MEA), Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA), Ontario Municipal Water Association (OMWA), Ontario Public Works Association (OPWA), Ontario Water Works Association (OWWA), Water Environment Association of Ontario (WEAO). Since that time Municipal Finance Officers' Association (MFOA) has joined OCSI to expand our representation to include municipal finance officers.

OCSI continues to seek new member associations to join with us in promoting Safe and Sustainable Infrastructure.

Ontario Coalition Sustainable Infrastructure

Mission Statement

The Mission of the OCSI is the promotion of "Safe and Sustainable Infrastructure".

The goals of the organization are:
  • To provide professional advice relating to public infrastructure in Ontario, and promote reasonable, workable legislation relating to that subject.
  • To facilitate the sharing of information among member organizations and coordinate their approaches to common issues.
  • To be an authoritative, consolidated professional voice on infrastructure matters in Ontario;
  • To be a resource partner that government can count on for sound proactive advice
  • To promote sustainable funding.

The OCSI consists of:

Municipal Engineers Association (MEA)

Ontario Public Works Association (OPWA)

Ontario Water Works Association (OWWA)

Water Environment Association of Ontario (WEAO)


OCSI News And Events

Index of Reports and Outcome Statements

Posted on: Tue, Jan 24th, 2017

When the Bough Breaks (REPORT) - Nov 2014

Procurement Workshop Outcome Summary  - Oct 26, 2016

InfraForum 2016 Outcome Statement - May 26,2016

InfraForum 2015 Outcome Statement - May 26, 2015

InfraForum 2014 Outcome Statement - Sept 2014

NEWS: FCM Announcements

Posted on: Mon, Mar 27th, 2017

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) is seeking representatives from the following groups to sit on the Technical Working Group for the new Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP):

1. Provincial/Territorial municipal association representatives;
2. Practitioner representatives (municipal staff); and
3. Technical representatives from communities of practice or the private sector.

Please submit nominations by email to Kirsten Brouse (kbrouse@fcm.ca) by Friday, March 31st. Nominations should include the name and title of the nominee along with a few sentences describing the nominee's experience and why they would make a valuable contribution to the Technical Working Group. You are welcome to forward this call for nominations to others in your network.

The first Technical Working Group meeting is tentatively scheduled for May 18th and 19th in Calgary, following the Canadian Network of Asset Managers (CNAM) conference.

For additional information about the Technical Working Group, please review the Terms of Reference, in the link, below.



Posted on: Fri, Nov 18th, 2016

The Courageous Conversations: Procurement Workshop was held on October 21, 2016, at the University of Toronto.  The workshop was co-hosted by WaterTAP, OCSI and Consulting Engineers of Ontario (CEO).  Cole Engineering Group sponsored the event.

The workshop brought togehter a diverse set of stakeholders to identify a set of criteria for th eprocurement of sustinable municipal infrastructure.  These criteria were used to identify forces that are acting in resistance to these criteria and forces that are working to achieve them.

The day concluded with an agreement to move forward with the co-hosts working to attain the criteria in connection with other procurement initiatives currently being undertaken locally and elsewhere.

Read the Preliminary Outcomes Summary document here.


Past News Archive

Municipal buildings,infrastructure management and capital funding
Ontario Coalition Sustainable Infrastructure


OCSI is an issue based, umbrella type organization comprising of representatives from each of the Member Associations. Management is carried out by the Executive Committee, comprising the Chair, the Vice Chairs (one representative from each Member Association)

Chair: Sam Sidawi

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