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National Round Table on Sustainable Infrastructure

NRTSI logoThe creation of the National Round Table on Sustainable Infrastructure (NRTSI) was an initiative of the infrastructure community originally led by Engineers Canada.

In December 2005, close to 50 groups, including all orders of governments, First Nations, industry and academia met to discuss the formation of the NRTSI. The NRTSI is an expert resource on infrastructure; a non-partisan body that facilitates the understanding of infrastructure needs and helps to define issues of national priority as well as identify and/or develop and disseminate tools to address these issues. It does this through deliberations and communications with expert decision-makers in all relevant sectors. It provides opportunities to access and share information on issues such as innovation in technology, best practices and asset management.

The NRTSI is a natural complement to the efforts of all levels of government in investing for sustainable growth as they continue to invest in infrastructure and seek partnerships among themselves and the private sector in strategic areas that contribute to strong economies, including primary scientific research, a clean environment and modern infrastructure. It also provides the tools to reduce duplication.


In January 2007, the NRTSI produced its final report, the result of deliberations of its working groups. It is based on information from the workshops, the expertise of the committee members, and published references. In committee discussions, the members of the committees analyzed the information and debated among themselves on appropriate recommendations and conclusions.

Download a copy of the final NRTSI report


The following stakeholders collaborated in the creation of the NRTSI:

  • Alberta Infrastructure and Transportation
  • Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada
  • Canadian Automobile Association
  • Canadian Construction Association
  • Canadian Construction Innovation Council
  • Engineers Canada (the business name of the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers)
  • Canadian Home Builders' Association
  • Canadian Public Works Association
  • Canadian Society for Civil Engineering
  • Canadian Urban Transit Association
  • Canadian Water & Waste Water Association
  • Cement Association of Canada
  • Centre d'expertise et de recherche en infrastructures urbaines
  • City of Calgary
  • City of Powell River
  • Conference Board of Canada
  • Government of Alberta, Ministry of Municipal Affairs
  • Government of British Columbia, Ministry of Community Services
  • Government of Manitoba, Canada-Manitoba Infrastructure Secretariat
  • Government of New Brunswick, Department of Environment & Local Government
  • Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Municipal & Provincial Affairs
  • Government of Northwest Territories, Municipal and Community Affairs
  • Government of Nova Scotia, Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations
  • Government of Nunavut, Capital Projects
  • Government of Ontario, Ministry of Public Infrastructure Renewal
  • Infrastructure Canada
  • National Guide to Sustainable Municipal Infrastructure
  • National Research Council of Canada
  • Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation
  • PCL Construction Management Inc.
  • Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee
  • Road and Infrastructure Program of Canada
  • Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
  • Town of Vulcan
  • Transportation Association of Canada
  • University of Calgary
  • University of Regina
  • Ville de Gatineau
  • Ville de Terrebonne
  • Western Economic Diversification Canada
  • British Columbia Institute of Technology
  • Can/Am Border Trade Alliance
  • Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships
  • Canadian Institute of Planners
  • Canadian Standards Association
  • Government of British Columbia, Infrastructure and Engineering
  • Government Finance Officers Association
  • Université du Québec en Outaouais

For more information

For more information about the NRTSI, contact:

Reg Andres, P.Eng.
Infrastructure Management Specialist
R.V. Anderson Associates Limited
2001 Sheppard Avenue East Suite 400
Toronto ON M2J 4Z8
416 497 8600 Ext 1224

For more information

For more information contact David Lapp, Manager, Globalization and Sustainable Development at