Through unprecedented influence and access to key decision-makers in every federal party, FCM is securing historic progress for municipalities of all sizes—elevating the role of local governments and empowering local leaders to build better lives. 

  • Canada's first National Adaptation Strategy, which includes investment through FCM to support capacity building and resourcing for a minimum of 1,400 community-based climate adaptation projects.
  • Canada’s first-ever national housing strategy, as well as the $4 billion Rapid Housing Initiative to urgently house vulnerable Canadians.
  • The $3.225 billion Universal Broadband Fund to bring high-speed connectivity to more rural, remote and northern communities.
  • The permanent and indexed Canada Community-Building Fund (formerly the federal Gas Tax Fund)—direct, predictable funding for municipalities of all sizes—as well as one-time doubling of the fund in Budget 2019 and Budget 2021.
  • $4.3 billion in federal emergency operating support for municipalities of all sizes through the Safe Restart Agreement to keep frontline services going strong through the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • An additional $1.9 billion to grow the National Trade Corridors fund to keep Canadian goods flowing to domestic and international markets.
  • A strengthened seat at the table through unprecedented engagement with senior decision-makers in every federal party—including the Prime Minister, cabinet ministers, and opposition leaders.
  • Regional economic development ministers in the federal cabinet who come from the regions they are appointed to represent—a key FCM recommendation.
  • The $2 billion rural and northern infrastructure fund, with higher federal contributions and commitments to streamline project administration.
  • Landmark new investments in public transit and rural transportation—including a new permanent transit fund that will create jobs, shorten communities, and help get Canada to net-zero emissions.
  • Trusted national and international programs that build capacity on climate innovation, asset management, gender parity, and more—including FCM’s sector-leading Green Municipal Fund.
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