FCM--September-October 2017

Sustainable Communities Conference: February 6-8, in Ottawa. Early bird registration fees are available until December 11. Click here for the Website.


New Transport Canada Funding for Adaptation for Automated Vehicle

Under the Trade and Transportation Corridors Initiative, $1.725 million over four years will be available for grants and contributions through Transport Canada’s Program to Advance Connectivity and Automation in the Transportation System. This provides funding for projects that help Canadian municipalities, provinces, territories and other stakeholders prepare for the introduction of connected and automated vehicles. You can submit proposals for funding until November 30, 2017.  Click here for the Website.

FCM’s Women Scholarships

The FCM women’s scholarships program provides financial support to young female students in Canada to pursue their education, as well as to acknowledge their contribution to increasing awareness of women’s issues as they relate to local government and communities. Whether they are contributing to their school´s leadership team or student council, or researching topics related to women in politics, young female students from coast to coast to coast are invited to apply before December 15.

GMF Annual Report Highlights Progress on Sustainability

FCM recently released the 2016–2017 annual report of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Green Municipal Fund (GMF).

In this year’s annual report, FCM demonstrate its commitment to helping communities through knowledge-sharing, funding and other initiatives. FCM shares stories of how GMF helps municipalities provide cleaner drinking water, improve waste management and use energy more efficiently, and more.

In the annual report, you can:

  • Learn about the significant and measurable environmental, economic and social benefits of our funded projects
  • Explore how municipalities are making their communities more sustainable through case studies and project examples
  • Learn how GMF continues to provide support throughout the application process, from applying for grants or loans combined with grants