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Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) first vice president Bill Karsten issued a statement on September 27th following FCM's appearance before the Standing Committee on Finance as part of the federal government's pre-budget consultations. In the statement, Karsten calls for a new model of federal-municipal relations that moves beyond established patterns…

September 28, 2018 @ 10:36am

Today, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) announced over $2 million for 41 new initiatives in communities across Canada through the Green Municipal Fund (GMF), the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP), and the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP). Announced by François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Vicki-May…

September 11, 2018 @ 11:35am

Yesterday, the Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) announced spending on a number of new projects, including for asset management plans, stormwater and drainage feasibility assessments, and wastewater systems. Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Jenny Gerbasi, president of the FCM announced over $3 million in funding…

May 15, 2018 @ 10:22am

The Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) have announced new funding to help municipalities close staffing gaps and support those working on climate change and resilience initiatives. FCM's climate change staff grants will provide funding to supplement the salary of a new or existing municipal employee…

March 29, 2018 @ 12:17pm

The Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) have announced 67 initiatives across Canada that will receive funding to support work on green infrastructure and other projects. Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Jenny Gerbasi, president of the FCM announced the funding to be distributed through…

March 14, 2018 @ 10:13am

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has announced the recipients of the 2018 Sustainable Communities Awards. The awards honour and celebrate the most innovative environmental initiatives in cities and communities across Canada. Municipalities are being recognized for delivering innovative solutions in eight categories: asset management, brownfields, climate change, energy, sustainable…

February 01, 2018 @ 12:24pm

1. Liberal spending Since 2015, the Liberal government has taken bold steps to improve many aspects of water in Canada, clearer communications about science, stronger engagement with First Nations and pledges to end Drinking Water Advisories, and they’ve made it clear that water infrastructure is a top priority, too. So, it’s…

December 22, 2017 @ 11:10am

Federation of Canadian Municipalities president Jenny Gerbasi issued the following statement after leading Canada's municipal delegation at the COP23 climate change conference, hosted by Fiji with meetings held in Bonn, Germany. "At home and on the international stage, Canada's local leaders are strengthening the global movement for climate action. Since…

November 14, 2017 @ 10:31am

The City of Surrey, British Columbia has received $624,200 for new climate change resilience projects, including coastal flooding adaptation programs to help it become more resilient in a changing climate. “The City of Surrey is leading the way in planning for the challenges presented by a changing climate,” said Surrey…

November 09, 2017 @ 2:02pm

Whether rural, urban or remote, municipalities across Canada can now apply for grants of up to one million dollars for capital projects that will help them adapt to climate change impacts, such as flooding, extreme temperatures and drought, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Municipalities have influence over roughly half of…

June 23, 2017 @ 10:16am

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has released its recommendations for the federal government’s 2017 budget, which includes an emphasis on continued investment in water resource management. In the report titled, “Seizing the Moment” FCM emphasized the importance of the federal government financially supporting municipal level climate action and bolstering…

January 17, 2017 @ 9:30am

Canada’s first-ever report card on the state of its public works assets has been released, and it turns out that the system with the worst results is neither roads nor water—it’s asset management. Four of Canada's biggest industry associations (CCA, FCM, CSCE, CPWA) came together to release the results of…

September 11, 2012 @ 1:24pm

[caption id="attachment_12674" align="alignleft" width="174"] Karen Leibovici. Credit: FCM[/caption] Meeting the new federal wastewater regulations is an important national project that requires a national funding plan supported by all orders of government, according to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). The organization issued a press release in response to yesterday's announcement…

July 19, 2012 @ 9:12am

After over three years of discussion, including very public feedback the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association, the federal government has announced that it will finally implement the national Wastewater System Effluent Regulations. “We want water that is clean, safe, and plentiful for future generations…

July 18, 2012 @ 12:14pm

Two Canadian water projects received honours at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities' (FCM) 2011 Sustainable Communities Awards yesterday in Victoria, British Columbia. "This year's award winners are prime examples of the type of environmental leadership communities are showing on the front lines of sustainable development in Canada," said Hans Cunningham,…

February 10, 2011 @ 11:04am

The federal government is extending the deadline for stimulus-funded projects (including several water/wastewater projects) by one full construction season, to October 31, 2011. Throughout the year, federal ministers have been sticking to their guns,  saying the deadline is firm. But this week, several Ontario officials (including Premier Dalton McGuinty and…

December 03, 2010 @ 8:39am

[caption id="attachment_6848" align="alignleft" width="269" caption="Photo by Glenn Steplock. Via town.richmond-hill.on.ca"][/caption] The Town of Richmond Hill, Ontario has received an $85,300 Green Municipal Fund grant from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to test a specialized water recirculation system at Crosby Park. The town has determined this system is more cost-efficient to…

September 29, 2010 @ 2:05pm

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has announced a Green Municipal Fund (GMF) grant for the City of Yellowknife. The City is investing the $90,000 in funding to conduct a feasibility study aimed at evaluating options to upgrade the sewer and water mains at Northlands Condo Corporation to current municipal…

September 16, 2010 @ 12:01pm

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), in partnership with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), has announced the winners of the first annual Watershed Awards to recognize Canadian municipalities that have taken proactive measures to reduce their vulnerability to storm and wastewater damage. The awards, which are part of FCM's…

June 01, 2010 @ 3:22pm

Last week the leaders of Canada’s 22 largest cities threw their support behind a resolution by Mayor Peter Kelly of the Halifax Regional Municipality, calling on Ottawa and the provinces to help fund the cost of implementing new national wastewater regulations. Mayor Kelly introduced the resolution during last week’s meeting…

May 31, 2010 @ 11:35am

[caption id="attachment_5029" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Image via guelph.ca"][/caption] The City of Guelph, Ontario has received $72,524 in loan and grant contributions from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Green Municipal Fund (GMF). The funds will be used for a feasibility study for using greywater for toilet flushing in residential settings. The City…

February 24, 2010 @ 9:37am

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), in partnership with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), this morning announced the Watershed Awards, a new annual awards program to recognize Canadian municipalities that have taken proactive measures to reduce their vulnerability to storm and wastewater damage. The newly launched Watershed Awards will…

February 11, 2010 @ 3:52pm

OPCEA wants FCM to take a step back. In a press release today, the Ontario Pollution Control Equipment Association (OPCEA) stated that it believes both the "Buy American" provisions of the ARRA and the retaliatory Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) resolution are contrary to the provisions contained in the North…

October 21, 2009 @ 10:35am

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has announced 17 new grants totaling more than $84,000 under its Affordability and Choice Today (ACT) Initiative. Operating since 1990, ACT provides grants up to $5,000, to local teams made up of municipalities, builders and housing stakeholders who promote the improvement of planning…

June 23, 2009 @ 10:47am

Winners of FCM's 2009 Awards for Outstanding International Volunteer Contribution and the 2009 FCM-CH2M HILL Sustainable Community Awards were honoured this weekend at a recognition ceremony during the Federation of Canadian Municipalities' (FCM) 72nd Annual Conference and Municipal Expo in Whistler. The awards were presented by the Honourable Beverley J.…

June 08, 2009 @ 8:13am

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has announced a Green Municipal Fund (GMF) grant for the Village of Pemberton, British Colombia. The Village has used the $80,000 grant to conduct a multifaceted study relating to water security and the sustainable management of the Village's potable water resources. The Village of…

June 04, 2009 @ 6:39am

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has announced a Green Municipal Fund (GMF) grant of $2.1 million for sustainable development projects in 14 Quebec municipalities. Water-related projects include a grant of $107,500 for the City of Victoriaville, which will study a thermal hydrolysis treatment technology that would allow it to…

May 15, 2009 @ 10:52am

Day One passed with much talk of the economy and how it's affecting environmental businesses. Not surprisingly, most of the non-technical sessions had a money focus. One delegate asked a panel on the cleantech landscape how to turn investor attitudes from "Hm. This is so cheap right now" to "Wow!…

March 18, 2009 @ 6:16am

The Federal of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) is encouraging local governments to reduce the use of bottled water in their own facilities where other options are available. At a meeting on March 7 in Victoria, B.C., FCM's national board of directors resolved to encourage municipalities to "phase out the sale and…

March 09, 2009 @ 8:49am

The Council of Canadians is encouraging the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) to vote in favour of a resolution that would call for all municipalities to phase out the sale and purchase of bottled water where appropriate. The vote is expected to take place this Saturday, March 7, at the…

March 05, 2009 @ 10:28am

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities has announced a $227,750 Green Municipal Fund (GMF) grant for the City of Quinte West. The City is using funds to conduct a field test to determine the optimal treatment system to remediate the city-owned Murata Erie North America historical property. The City of Quinte…

February 03, 2009 @ 11:15am

The Region of Peel has been awarded a 2008 Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)-CH2M Hill Sustainable Communities Award in the Water category for its Water Efficiency Plan. The plan was developed in response to the growing demand on the Region's water and wastewater treatment systems, and aims to reduce water…

October 03, 2008 @ 7:40am