FCM has been the national voice of municipal government since 1901. Our members include more than 2,000 municipalities of all sizes, from Canada's cities and rural communities, to northern communities and 20 provincial and territorial municipal associations. Together, they represent more than 90 percent of all Canadians from coast to coast to coast. Municipal leaders from across Canada assemble each year to set FCM policy on key issues.

Canadian municipalities came together in 1901 as the Union of Canadian Municipalities (UCM). The Dominion Conference of Mayors was established in 1935 and by 1937 the two national bodies joined as the Canadian Federation of Mayors and Municipalities—renamed the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) in 1976.

Today, we advocate for municipalities to be sure their citizens' needs are reflected in federal policies and programs. Year after year, our work benefits every municipal government and taxpayer in Canada, and our programming delivers tools that help municipalities tackle local challenges.

FCM’s virtual elections and AGM

Each year, FCM members participate in a democratic process to elect representatives to our Board of Directors. This normally happens in June at our annual general meeting (AGM), during our annual conference. The conference is cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so we will hold virtual elections and a virtual AGM instead.

Registered voters will vote for Table Officers and Directors prior to the October 15 virtual AGM and will be invited to ratify the election winners at the AGM.

Membership

FCM brings together nearly 2,000 municipalities, representing 90 percent of Canadians. As an FCM member, you get exclusive benefits that make your municipality stronger. Our members understand the same thing: when we're united, we all benefit.
Membership

FCM partners

As a benefit to our members, FCM works with a wide variety of corporate partners across Canada. These organizations provide a range of services, content and resources that can help build better lives in their communities.
FCM partners

Corporate resources

FCM is an open, democratic organization. We voluntarily share our financial statements, bylaws and other corporate information to help you gain a clear understanding of our composition, activities and governance framework.
Corporate resources

Awards

In 2010, FCM launched the FCM Awards of Excellence to recognize and celebrate excellence in municipal leadership and practice, both in Canada and abroad. Award categories range from innovation in sustainable practices to involvement in international municipal cooperation.
Awards
FCM makes communities stronger

FCM brings together nearly 2,000 municipalities of all sizes—representing more than 90 percent of Canadians. Together with our members, we’ve secured historic gains at the federal level—empowering local leaders to build better lives.

Legal Defense Fund

Our Legal Defense Fund covers our costs when we represent members' interests in federal cases and policies that affect municipalities across Canada.

Looking for funding opportunities?

We may be able to fund part of your innovative, sustainability-related municipal project. We fund plans, studies, pilot projects, capital projects and more.

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