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Sustainability and climate change funding: Webinar series

April 25-27, 2017

Session summary

Bicycle on the sidewalk as bus passes; construction workers reading project plans; solar panels

Due to high demand, registration is closed for the four English webinars. To be put on the waiting list, please send an email noting the name of the webinar you would like to attend. Everyone who is registered to attend the webinars, or has requested to be on the wait list will receive links to the recorded webinars when they become available.

Do you need funding for an innovative environmental project in your municipality? Are you looking for grants to help your community adapt to climate change or reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions?

Our free webinars taking place from April 25 to April 27 provide an overview on the new climate change funding available, and how funding from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) can help your municipality with environment- and climate-related projects.

What you will learn

The webinars will focus on the grants and loans available to Canadian municipalities, looking at municipal sustainability projects, as well as initiatives that take action on climate change impacts.

You will learn directly from FCM advisors about the funding available and how to apply for plans, feasibility studies, pilot projects and capital projects related to climate change, energy, transportation, waste, water and brownfields. 

  • Upgrading your wastewater treatment plant
  • Replacing vehicles in your municipal fleet
  • Introducing a district energy system
  • Adapting your community to the effects of climate change
  • Implementing new transit options including a community taxi service or bike share

How to register

Due to high demand, registration is closed for the four English webinars. To be put on the waiting list, please send an email noting the name of the webinar you would like to attend. Everyone who is registered to attend the webinars, or has requested to be on the wait list will receive links to the recorded webinars when they become available.  

Register now for the French webinar, Overview of sustainability and climate change funding. Questions during this presentation will be answered in both French and English


English webinars 


These webinars are presented in English, but you can ask questions in either French or English.

Reducing GHGs: Transportation and energy funding

Due to high demand, registration for this webinar is closed. To be put on the waiting list, please send an email noting the name of the webinar you would like to attend. Everyone who is registered to attend the webinars, or has requested to be on the wait list will receive links to the recorded webinars when they become available.

Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Time: 2–3 p.m. EDT


In this webinar, you will learn how our grants can help your municipality plan and identify initiatives to reduce GHG emissions in all areas of community activity, such as in district energy systems and other municipal assets, including municipal buildings and fleets. We will also examine fuel-efficient transportation initiatives that can help reduce fossil fuel consumption.

Speakers:

  • Isaël Poirier, Programs Advisor, Federation of Canadian Municipalities
  • Jim Wren, Programs Advisor, Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Funding for waste management, waste diversion and brownfield initiatives

Due to high demand, registration for this webinar is closed. To be put on the waiting list, please send an email noting the name of the webinar you would like to attend. Everyone who is registered to attend the webinars, or has requested to be on the wait list will receive links to the recorded webinars when they become available.

Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Time: 11 a.m.–12 p.m. EDT

This session examines ways Canadian municipalities can reduce, reuse and recycle waste to decrease GHG emissions from landfills, reduce the volume of waste produced, target a specific waste stream, and introduce landfill gas capture.  

Our FCM advisors will also discuss funding for brownfield initiatives, from bringing contaminated sites back into productive use to reducing the need for greenfield development. There will be a short overview of the different types of funding available for brownfields, which include site assessments, remediation and redevelopment. 

Speakers:

  • Isaël Poirier, Programs Advisor, Federation of Canadian Municipalities 
  • Jim Wren, Programs Advisor, Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Water quality and conservation funding

Due to high demand, registration for this webinar is closed. To be put on the waiting list, please send an email noting the name of the webinar you would like to attend. Everyone who is registered to attend the webinars, or has requested to be on the wait list will receive links to the recorded webinars when they become available. 

Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Time: 2–3 p.m. EDT

Is your municipality currently looking for ways to adapt to the impacts of changes in rainfall? Or increase the quality of stormwater runoff?

In this webinar, you will learn about FCM's funding opportunities for initiatives that can help you reduce potable water use and loss, adapt to and prepare for the risks of flood or drought, as well as investigate ways to help you protect local bodies of water in your community.  

Speakers:

  • Isaël Poirier, Programs Advisor, Federation of Canadian Municipalities
  • Jim Wren, Programs Advisor, Federation of Canadian Municipalities 

New climate change funding for Canadian municipalities

Due to high demand, registration for this webinar is closed. To be put on the waiting list, please send an email noting the name of the webinar you would like to attend. Everyone who is registered to attend the webinars, or has requested to be on the wait list will receive links to the recorded webinars when they become available.

Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017
Time: 9:30–10:30 a.m. EDT

Extreme storms, hotter summers, colder winters, rising sea levels, flooding and drought. These are just some examples of the new reality of climate change for many Canadian communities. FCM's new Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program provides funding, training and resources to help municipalities adapt to the impacts of climate change and reduce GHGs.

Our FCM advisors will show how ournew funding can help your municipality by: 

  • Reviewing the current funding available for plans and studies
  • Discussing upcoming funding offers, including staff grants
  • Highlighting upcoming offerings, such as new knowledge products and peer networks 

Speakers:

  • Isaël Poirier, Programs Advisor, Federation of Canadian Municipalities
  • Jim Wren, Programs Advisor, Federation of Canadian Municipalities

French webinar


This webinar is presented in French, but you can ask questions in either French or English.

Overview of sustainability and climate change funding

Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Time: 11 a.m.–12 p.m. EDT

In this session, you will learn about FCM's new Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program and FCM's Green Municipal Fund. We will briefly cover both programs, the types of initiatives and funding available through each, as well as what types of projects can help your municipality increase the quality of life of and services offered to your residents. 

This overview will highlight:

  • Grants and loans now available
  • Upcoming funding offers
  • Funding available for initiatives in different municipal sectors, including water, waste and energy, among others

Speakers:

  • Isaël Poirier, Programs Advisor, Federation of Canadian Municipalities

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Page Updated: 18/04/2017