RFAM currently has a number of provincial partners across Canada. Our partners operate within the parks and recreation sector and have years of industry knowledge and expertise. They continually help enhance RFAM to better suit the needs and requirements of RFAM’s users. On a regular basis our partners have an active share in the development, marketing, and adoption of the RFAM product. Without their support RFAM would not be where it is today.
Municipal DataWorks
RFAM is powered by Municipal DataWorks* (MDW). MDW is a web-based application built on the Municipal Infrastructure Data Standard (MIDS) a recognized database standard that has a long history in Ontario. Originally MIDS was developed by the Province of Ontario and municipal practitioners. The standard has been used since the demise of the conditional grant program by consulting engineers and some municipalities to develop new applications. MDW is built on a Microsoft SQL platform.
MDW provides a relational non-proprietary data repository upon which a municipality can build and update their asset management plan. MDW gets your asset data off paper and out of excel spreadsheets and other data silos that may exist within individual departments and into a single relational database. Data can be collected and stored for over 120 different asset types including buildings, parks, transportation, sewer and water network assets.
Asset Management includes the planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance, renewal and replacement of all municipal assets used to provide services to municipal customers while, at the same time, carefully managing the scarce financial and human resources needed to achieve the goals and objectives of an asset management plan.

*Municipal DataWorks is owned by 1894 Inc., a wholly own subsidiary of the Ontario Good Roads Association.

Development Team

Since its founding in 1980, Marmak continues to be 100% Canadian owned and privately managed by its principals. The Marmak Group of Companies strives to exceed client’s expectations while continuing to grow in becoming the most responsive provider of cost effective municipal solutions.

In 1999, Marmak established the Municipal Partnership Program to assist municipalities implement asset management solutions. This Municipal Partnership comprises of over 100 clients whose participation has resulted in the development of various solutions.

Marmak continues to grow its solutions offerings and garner a superb reputation for delivering cost effective, leading-edge municipal solutions.


In 1894, the year OGRA was founded, 419 municipal members 230 corporate members

The mandate of the Ontario Good Roads Association is to represent the transportation and public works interests of municipalities through advocacy, consultation, training and the delivery of identified services.

This mandate translates into four main business objectives:

  • To advocate the collective interests of municipal transportation and public works departments through policy analysis, assessment of legislation and consultation with partners and stakeholders.
  • To provide affordable and accessible education and training services.
  • To promote leadership with regard to infrastructure asset management.
  • To develop plans, programs and partnerships for the delivery of services that meet the needs of municipal transportation and public works departments, while recognizing the contribution of the corporate sector.

The Ontario Recreation Facilities Association (ORFA) was created in 1947 and incorporated in 1951 as a provincially-recognized, not-for-profit, volunteer-driven recreation organization. Today, the ORFA has over 6,000 card-bearing members who operate and manage recreation facilities in municipalities, educational institutions, government agencies, First Nations communities and in the private recreation sector. Members also include businesses and industries that support the recreation sector. As a memberbased organization, the ORFA is dedicated to providing leadership in training and development, and in products and services for the benefit of the recreation facility profession.

Licensed Partners

The purpose of the Recreation Facilities Association of British Columbia (RFABC) is to promote general interest, education, safe operating standards, professionalism and support among recreation facility operators, Commission and Board members in the successful operations of arenas, auditoriums, community centres, swimming pools, stadiums, parks and other recreation facilities.

The mission of the RFABC is to promote safe and efficient operation of recreation facilities through the provision of educational opportunities, networking, training, and advocacy for recreation facility personnel.


On January 30th, 1992, the Recreation Facility Association of Nova Scotia was formed through an amalgamation of the Arena Managers and the Aquatic Facility Managers Associations of Nova Scotia. We continue today to serve those memberships and all recreational facilities.

The mission of RFANS is to provide leadership in developing, promoting and advocating excellence in recreational facilities, operations and personnel. RFANS serves over 50 members in the Maritimes.


Established in 1978, the Alberta Association of Recreation Facility Personnel is a not-for-profit association that trains over 1,000 recreation facility operators each year in Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories. RFP is made up of a volunteer Board of Directors, three staff members, +60 Associate members, and +1,600 dedicated members.

Each year the Association provides arena, pool, parks and sport fields, custodial, building maintenance and supervisory courses, conferences and seminars. RFP manages services and training programs through a balanced budget.

Recreation Facility Personnel has been providing training and setting the standards for Alberta's arenas, swimming pools, parks and sports fields since 1978. With over 1,600 members actively involved in the day-to-day operation and management of Alberta's recreation facilities, we remain on the leading edge of facility maintenance and training Alberta's recreation leaders.


The Ontario Trails Council was established in 1988. We started as a coalition of trail user groups such as hikers, cyclists, snowmobilers and equestrians who shared an interest in trails and in the conservation of abandoned rail lines for use as trails.

Membership also includes similar trail organizations and others with compatible interests and values. The OTC appreciates the volunteers who contribute their time to trails in Ontario. We encourage you to celebrate their contribution!

With over 220 economic development, tourism, planning, recreation, park and club organizations, municipalities, conservation areas as members, the OTC is the largest trail association of its type in Canada. We continue to reach out to new stakeholders and create new working groups at the regional level. It supports our goal of making a difference locally, while acting provincially.

Recreation PEI

Recreation PEI is a not-for-profit volunteer driven organization. It is primarily a community or facility based membership of those who have an interest in recreation and physical activity.

In 2011-2012, there were 14 municipality and 27 facility members.

As the member collective, the focus for Recreation PEI is:

promoting universal interest of members

providing expertise and information to members

offering program and training opportunities to members

creating opportunities for interaction and sharing

improving member service, marketing and revenue strategies for the association

managing day to day operation of the association to benefit members

Future Partnerships
Success is only made possible through collaboration. We are continuously searching for associations, organizations, and individuals that can add value to RFAM in any way possible. Our goal is to develop a strong network made up of a variety of entities that can bring value and increase the functionality and ease of use for the end users.
For more information please contact Zack Tarantino (905-458-6686 ext: 236).