Membership in FCM
FCM encourages all municipalities across Canada to add your voice to the municipal movement that's building a better Canada. By adding your voice, you'll join nearly 2,000 other local governments representing 90 per cent of the Canadian population.
FCM is the national voice for Canada's local governments. We understand that the solutions to some of this country's biggest national challenges can be found in local communities. We work hard to ensure our members' issues are heard at the federal level. What's more, our members receive exclusive access to distinct benefits, everything from expert analysis on federal legislation that impacts municipalities to a say in resolutions that guide FCM's advocacy work on Parliament Hill.
Benefits of membership
As a member you'll get exclusive access to member benefits that support your community.
We deliver for our members
|Advocating in the nation's capital||Connecting and empowering municipalities||Delivering programs, offering solutions|
Working on behalf of its members, FCM actively engages with the federal government on a wide variety of issues that impact municipalities. We bring your priorities to the table in Ottawa, ensuring that local voices are heard and that federal legislation works for municipalities.
FCM's strong voice is well-respected in Ottawa. We regularly work with the Prime Minister's Office, Cabinet Ministers, Party Leaders and all Members of Parliament to advance policy options that strengthen municipalities. FCM brings the municipal perspective to the Minister of Finance's annual pre-budget consultations, as well as to Parliamentary committees.
FCM is a national leader in convening experts and other stakeholders who are committed to building sustainable communities. Through networking opportunities such as our Annual Conference and Trade Show, as well as our Sustainable Communities Conference, we enable municipalities to share knowledge and learn from peers, as well as to meet key federal decision-makers and promote local initiatives.
FCM provides a strong and united voice to mobilize and shape the municipal response to important social and economic challenges. And we empower municipalities with in-depth analysis on federal legislation and expert advice on federal-municipal matters that impact local communities.
|FCM develops and delivers innovative solutions that help communities thrive, while addressing key local and national priorities - from reducing greenhouse gases and strengthening partnerships with First Nations to advancing the role of women in government.
One of our flagship programs, the Green Municipal Fund, provides grants and below-market loans to support initiatives that protect the environment and quality of life of Canadians. FCM's international programs mobilize Canadian municipal leaders and experts to share their knowledge and build relationships with a global networ of municipal governments.
Members special discount
Your municipality can benefit in other ways as well, such as through the savings offered by FCM's Corporate Partners.
Exclusive discounts are available to members and their employees on hotels, postal services and a range of other offerings. Members can access these discounts by logging to our website.
Member Relations Committee
The role of the committee
Every year, FCM carries out a campaign to retain existing members and attract new ones, and the Member Relations Committee provides general oversight of these activities. The Committee sets the membership recruitment goals and is actively involved in outreach activities.
Committee members are available to discuss member relations matters with existing and potential members.
Learn more about what FCM can do for you
Member Relations Officer | Communications and Membership