FCM’s Annual Sustainable Communities Conference in London, ON, February 10–12, 2015 (17/12/2014)
Canadian municipalities are on the front line of protecting the environment and driving the green economy, as they deliver services and develop more sustainable infrastructure. Municipal governments are also the closest to citizens and can most readily engage the community as regulators, facilitators, partners, program deliverers, educators and business partners. Local sustainability is where the rubber hits the road!
This fall, Ontario, British Columbia, Manitoba and parts of Saskatchewan, Prince Edward Island, Nunavut and the Northwest Territories held municipal elections. How do we maintain and increase the momentum gained under previous municipal governments? Where can municipal officials and staff, their partners and sustainability stakeholders get the training, tools, resources, insights and inspiration they need to continue leading the way?
Under the theme Building Momentum for Sustainability, FCM's Sustainable Communities Conference offers a unique three-day experience — a hub for Canadian municipal sustainability that enables participants to connect with experts and peers, explore London's leading facilities and projects and experience delegate-driven content.
What: 2015 Sustainable Communities Conference
Who: Federation of Canadian Municipalities
Where: The London Convention Centre
When: February 10-12, 2015
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 7 full-day advanced training sessions
- From civic engagement to turning waste into a resource, including a workshop led by Bob Willard — Instilling a Sustainability Mindset with Your City Hall
February 11 and 12
22 interactive workshops and study tours!
- Workshops: from fresh approaches to sustainable local economic development to making sustainability part of a winning election platform.
- Study tours: including London's Harvest Power Energy Gardens, a leading-edge facility that turns organic material into marketable biogas.
5 to 7 p.m. Sustainable Communities Awards and Partners for Climate Protection Reception
8:30 to 10: a.m. Plenary Session: Sharing Failures: What it takes to learn from what didn't work
5 to 8 p.m. Closing Dinner with keynote speaker Jennifer Keesmaat, Chief Planner, City of Toronto
See the full conference program.
Additional information at www.fcm.ca/scc
Twitter: Join the conversation at #2015SCC
Media access: Media should report to the media room (Boardroom IV, Main Level, London Convention Centre, 300 York Street in London) with identification or proof of assignment to collect a conference pass.
The Government of Canada endowed the Federation of Canadian Municipalities with $550 million to establish the Green Municipal Fund™. The Fund supports partnerships and leveraging of both public and private-sector funding to reach higher standards of air, water and soil quality, and climate protection.
FCM has been the national voice of municipal governments since 1901. It fosters the development of sustainable communities to improve quality of life by promoting strong, effective, and accountable municipal government.