Latest edition of LED Exchange now available
Read the latest edition of LED Exchange, focussing on how local governments integrate gender equality in their LED initiatives. FCM International's knowledge-exchange tool for our LED-focused program partners is also available in French and in Spanish.
FCM International participates in Scoping and Solidarity Mission to assess impact of Syrian civil war on border communities
Local governments in border communities in Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan, are looking to their counterparts around the world for support as they cope with the influx of an estimated 700,000 people fleeing civil war in neighbouring Syria. Read more.
How Are You Making a Difference?
FCM International's Canadian municipal experts and overseas partners are at the heart of our local government development cooperation efforts. They bring life to the important community to community exchanges fostered by FCM's international programs and make a difference in the daily lives of citizens around the world. Watch them tell their story.
Who we are
Supporting Municipal Development
FCM International provides ways for Canadian municipalities to engage with their counterparts around the world, to contribute knowledge, and to foster cooperation across a global network of local governments.
Our development initiatives bring partners together to find solutions to practical problems, help deliver basic services, promote economic growth, and encourage citizen participation.
FCM also plays a supporting role in areas affected by large-scale natural disasters.
What we do
Delivering Canadian Know-How
Through FCM, Canadian municipal experts share their professional and technical know-how by working directly with their international peers.
Municipalities in the developing world rely on FCM to access unique Canadian skills that can help them achieve their goals. They are looking for expertise in areas such as leadership, management and administration, engineering, urban planning, economic development, equitable delivery of services, diversity and intergovernmental relations.
Why we do it
Changing Lives at Home and Abroad
Canadian municipalities that participate in our programs gain valuable professional development opportunities for their staff. Their contributions help them forge new connections with colleagues and communities around the world.
Working abroad is an eye-opening, life-altering experience for everyone involved - overseas as well as those back home in Canada.
Municipal practitioners from across Canada speak positively of their experiences, and of the professional and personal knowledge they acquire in their work with FCM International.