Join us at this year's virtual Sustainable Communities Conference (SCC), Canada’s premier municipal sustainability event. Network with delegates across the country and exchange knowledge that helps build sustainable communities. Connect with hundreds of municipal leaders, staff, and community partners to learn best practices and gain new insights on how to tackle your community’s most pressing sustainability challenges.

As a full conference participant, you get access to:

  • All scheduled programming, including plenaries, workshops and sessions
  • On-demand educational programming during and post-conference
  • Our virtual showcase
  • Networking events

Registration is open to:

  • Municipal/provincial/federal and territorial government elected officials and staff
  • Private sector organizations
  • FCM partners
  • Event sponsors
  • Registered showcase exhibitors
  • Students
  • Speakers, panelists, and other approved guests

Media outlets who want to participate in the conference must contact FCM’s Media team.

Important note

Registration for the Conference cannot be shared between two or more participants. Only one individual can be registered under a single registration, for the duration of the conference.

Registration fees

Registration type (Full conference only) Fee
Municipal / Affiliate
• Elected official
• Staff
• Elected official
• Staff
Canadian Provincial / Federal / Territorial government
• Elected representative
• Staff
GMF partner
• NGO (Only current GMF partners are eligible for this fee)
Exhibitor / Sponsor / Corporate partner
(Only current registered exhibitors / sponsors are eligible for this fee)
Private Sector $400
(Only confirmed speakers are eligible for this fee)
Important: all students must be full-time students and show proper proof of current enrollment (student ID) before they register. Contact registration to provide proof and get your access code to register.


Registration fees must be paid in full by credit card (VISA, MasterCard or American Express) at the time of registration.


In keeping with the GST/HST place of supply rule, registration fees are taxed based on the location where the conference is held. In 2021, the conference is being held virtually, therefore attendees’ provincial GST/HST rates will be applied. For example, attendees in Ontario will see the 13% HST applied, while attendees from Alberta will see the 5% GST. Each municipality is entitled to claim the applicable input tax credit (ITC).

If you have any questions, please contact FCM’s registration desk or call 613-907-6317.


Conference Code of Conduct

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities is committed to the highest standard of respect and dignity at each one of its events may they be in-person or online. All participants at the 2021 Virtual Sustainable Communities Conference must comply with FCM’s Code of Conduct. The code mandates that participants conduct themselves in a safe and welcoming manner—free from harassment or discrimination. This core ethical standard applies to all facets of the conference where participants are in attendance.

FCM does not tolerate harassment of any kind. Should you be subject to—or witness any—inappropriate or threatening behaviour or language, please notify registration staff by email at Anyone found to be acting in such a manner will have their registration revoked and asked to leave the virtual conference platform immediately.

Authorized Soliciting and Marketing

Except for authorized Sponsors and Exhibitors, delegates may not use the Conference as a forum for soliciting and marketing to FCM’s municipal delegates. Those delegates wishing to have such privileges are encouraged to register for the virtual conference as a Sponsor or an Exhibitor. Otherwise, FCM may revoke the registered participants who, in the opinion of FCM, conduct such soliciting and marketing activities.

Contact Information

A list of all Conference delegates (Name, Title, Organization and email) will be shared with Conference Sponsors/Exhibitors via the lead retrieval system. In addition, whenever you interact with another participant inside the virtual platform, you agree to share your contact information as per your virtual profile.


If you need to cancel or change your registration for the FCM 2021 Sustainable Communities Conference, you must do so in writing by sending us an email. Cancellation requests will NOT be accepted by any other means. 

Cancellation fees will be applied to conference registration.

Refund schedule and policy

The amount of your refund will depend on when we receive your notice of cancellation. Please consult this schedule for refund amounts:

Notice of cancellation received... Refund
By September 3, 2021 (11:59 p.m. EDT) 100 per cent
Between September 4-24, 2021 (11:59 p.m. EDT) 50 per cent
On and after September 25, 2021 No refund

For cancellations received before September 25, 2021, refunds will be credited to you to the original credit card used for payment. The following information will appear on the credit card statement once the refund is completed: FCM-FED CND MUN.

After September 25, 2021, refunds will only be considered for medical or personal emergencies only. Please send us an email to request a refund due to an emergency. For medical emergencies, you must attach a letter from your doctor.  The deadline to submit these requests is October 22, 2021.

We do not issue a refund or credit for portions of the conference which you did not attend


Registration for the 2021 Sustainable Communities Conference cannot be shared between two or more participants. Only one individual can be registered under a single registration, for the duration of the conference. However, delegates may nominate another person from their organization to attend in their place, up to 24 hours before the start of the event. Please send us an email to request a substitution. If a registered delegate is unable to find a substitute to take his or her place, the cancellation policy applies.

Registration Confirmation

An email confirmation will be sent once registration has been completed and fully paid online. From your account in the FCM portal, you will be able to update your profile, modify your registration, and print a copy of your registration invoice.


FCM reserves the right to make changes to the 2021 Virtual Sustainable Communities Conference program at any time.


FCM may take screen shots of delegates attending the 2021 Virtual Sustainable Communities Conference. These photos may be used on FCM’s social media channels. They will not be distributed to third parties.

For any questions, please contact FCM’s registration desk or call 613-907-6317.

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