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FCM International Awards

The success of FCM's international programming lies with its focus on local government development cooperation. Through FCM International, local governments are improving the way they deliver services, to the great benefit of men, women and children.

The awards for Outstanding Institutional Contribution to FCM International programs recognize Canadian local governments and local government associations that have demonstrated exceptional commitment and leadership in the scope of their participation in FCM's international programs. The projects in which they participated distinguished themselves in terms of innovation, support from their council or board, and their lasting impact in their partner community.

The Mike Badham Award is given to an individual whose contribution to FCM International has gone above and beyond in terms of innovation, creativity, engagement and leadership. This award was named after the late Mike Badham, former president of the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities' Association, in recognition of the leadership and dedication he brought to FCM's international programs from 1996 until his untimely death in January 2006. 

FCMI Award for Outstanding Contribution to International Programs (Institutional)

MRC d’Argenteuil, Quebec

The MRC d'Argenteuil has been contributing to FCM's Caribbean Local Economic Development Program since 2012. Both the MRC's elected officials and staff are strong supporters of FCM's international development initiatives and the MRC is a model of community engagement and innovation.

Municipal experts from the MRC have worked with women entrepreneurs in St. Lucia and Belize and with farming cooperatives in Dominica and Trinidad. Elected officials and municipal staff have also helped their local government counterparts develop economic development strategies, and have hosted many delegations from the Caribbean in their beautiful region.

The MRC has always been ready and willing to reach outside of itself to find the necessary expertise in their community — be they small business owners, social service organizations or community groups — to help advance their partners' objectives.
In doing so, Argenteuil has created a true community project and a network of support FCM partner countries in the Caribbean can always count on.

Mike Badham Award — Outstanding individual contribution to FCMI programs

Philip Powell

City of Ottawa

Philip joined the Caribbean Local Economic Development program team in late 2014 and has been the program's primary public market expert ever since.

He brings an incredible wealth of experience — not only market management but social enterprise development, licensing and many other key areas — and tailors it to fit partners' needs.

In the words of staff, "Philip has proven to be one of the most competent, personable and dedicated volunteers with which we have ever had the pleasure of working. The positive, motivational impression he leaves on stakeholders is always profound and his input leaves a lasting impact."

Philip recently retired from the City of Ottawa after 30 years of service. He continues to contribute his incredible wealth of expertise and dynamic and down-to-earth approach to CARILED and other FCMI programs.

Page Updated: 07/06/2016