About the Project


Four organizations came together to create the Report Card project to inform policymakers and others interested in maintaining and improving the infrastructure that sustains the high quality of life of Canadians. 

Canadian Construction Association:
Established in 1918, Canadian Construction Association’s (CCA) vision is to build Canada with ethics, skills and responsibility. CCA’s mission is to be the national voice for the Canadian construction industry.

Canadian Public Works Association:
The Canadian Public Works Association (CPWA), founded in 1986, enhances the services of American Public Works Association to the Canadian public works community and improves the quality of public works products and services to Canadian citizens.

Canadian Society for Civil Engineering:
The Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) is a learned society created to develop and maintain high standards of civil engineering practice in Canada and to enhance the public image of the civil engineering profession.

Federation of Canadian Municipalities:
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has been the national voice of municipal government since 1901 and represents the interests of municipalities on policy and program matters that fall within federal jurisdiction.



Funding for the 2016 Report Card was provided by the four founding organizations, as well as from the Canadian Urban Transit Association and the Federal-Provincial/Territorial Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Committee.

Further in-kind support was provided by members of the Report Card Advisory Board.



The information used in this study was collected using voluntary surveys. The self-reported results provide qualitative and quantitative information on the condition and management of the following municipally-owned public infrastructure assets: water systems, roads and bridges, buildings, sport and recreation facilities and public transit.  

The methodology followed was designed to provide a picture of the health of our national municipal infrastructure foundation and its value across the country.

The survey developed for the 2016 CIRC contained nearly 100 detailed questions on the inventory, condition and management of municipally-owned or leased infrastructure. A total of 120 municipalities responded to the survey, representing nearly 20 million Canadians, or 56% of Canada’s population. Survey results were extrapolated to the full Canadian population to achieve the national picture, with the exception of the transit data which was only extrapolated to the serviced transit population of Canada.



2016 CIRC Survey and Resources

Canadian Infrastructure Report Card Survey
Canadian Infrastructure Report Card Survey Frequently Asked Questions

Asset Management Primer 
This tool will help you understand the benefits of asset management and associated best practices, provide a common language for reporting, and tools to assist with asset management planning. 


The 2012 Report

The 2012 CIRC assessed the state of roads, stormwater, wastewater and potable water infrastructure. The 2012 and 2016 CIRCs are not comparable and should be viewed as separate snapshots in time.