Since 2001, FCM's Sustainable Communities Awards have celebrated the most innovative environmental initiatives in Canadian cities and communities of all sizes. We honour those sustainability projects that demonstrate environmental responsibility and excellence, and take an integrated approach to yielding social and economic benefits for their communities.
The winning projects leverage current and advanced technologies as well as best practices in sustainability, and can be replicated and scaled up across Canada to achieve national quality-of-life, sustainability and climate goals. The awards honour the most innovative sustainability and environmental initiatives in nine categories:

  • Asset management
  • Brownfields
  • Climate change
  • Energy
  • Neighbourhoods
  • Transportation
  • Waste
  • Water

Stay tuned! The Call for Submissions for the 2022 edition of the Sustainable Communities Awards will be launched in the fall of 2021.

2020 Sustainable Community Awards winners

Learn more about the winners.

Meet our Judges

Meet our judges for FCM's 2020 Sustainable Communities Awards. The panel included FCM Board members and subject matter experts from multiple sectors, including water, transportation, brownfields, energy, asset management and climate change.

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