We make communities stronger
February 2 - 8 is International Development Week. Throughout the week, FCM International will celebrate the significant contribution our partners make to building inclusive and resilient communities around the world.
FCM announces 2014 international awards of excellence recipients.
- Photo Challenge: Municipal expert Anne Durocher, of the Vallée-du-Richelieu, Quebec Chamber of Commerce and Industry, produced this video montage from a recent local economic development forum and technical mission in Burkina Faso and Mali with our Municipal Partners for Economic Development Program. See all photo challenge entries on our Facebook page.
- Presentations from our webinar on tourism and local economic development are now online.
Canada's connection to a global network of municipalities
For more than 25 years, FCM has paired Canadian municipal experts with peers in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean to share knowledge, solve problems, deliver services and forge closer connections.
Our international initiatives promote economic development, empower local governments and encourage civic participation. We work with municipalities to strengthen their private sectors and help them become more environmentally sustainable. When natural disasters strike, we lend local governments the expertise they need to respond, recover and restore safety and security.
Benefits at home and abroad
Our programs and projects harness Canadian leadership in management, administration, engineering, urban planning, economic development, diversity, gender equality and intergovernmental relations. The experts who participate return to their Canadian communities with innovations, practical new ideas, and richer skills as professionals.