We make communities stronger
New strategic partnership between the Government of Canada and Canadian municipalities on international development
A new Memorandum of Understanding between FCM and Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada ensures greater collaboration between the Government of Canada and Canadian municipalities on questions related to international development. FCM's Sustainable and Inclusive Communities in Latin America (CISAL) program is the first to be implemented as part of this strategic partnership. Through this five-year $20 million program, FCM's municipal experts will work with local governments in Colombia and Peru to help them manage both the impacts and benefits of working with the mining sector, while creating lasting economic development opportunities. Read the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development's press release.
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.