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

For any questions, please contact FCM’s registration desk.

Important note

You will register for in-person or virtual attendance using a form hosted on a secure third-party website. After completing your registration, you will receive a confirmation email. The confirmation email provides access to your delegate portal where you will be able to go to upgrade from a virtual pass to an in-person pass, refer a friend or add a companion. (In-person delegates: this email also contains a registration barcode needed to access your conference badge.)

Join us at this year's 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.

SCC’s conference registration is sponsored by Pomerleau.

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As a full conference participant, you get access to:

In-person delegate

  • All sessions, workshops and plenaries
  • Industry Showcase
  • Daily breakfasts, refreshment breaks and lunches
  • Evening receptions
  • Networking opportunities
  • Full access to the event app
  • Study tours and training sessions, with the purchase of the pre-event day pass

Virtual delegate

  • Live plenary sessions and workshops
  • Access to the event app

In-person registration fees

Registration type
(Full conference only)

Early Bird
(until December 16)

Regular
(December 17 to February 10)

MEMBER DELEGATE

   

Municipal / Affiliate

  • Elected official
  • Staff

$815

$965

Speaker

$600

Exhibitor / Sponsor / Partner

$815

$965

Day Pass

$545

Group rate

  • 3 or more attendees from the same municipality
  • Rate available to municipalities only

Contact registration to inquire.

$765

$905

Pre-event add-on
(available for in-person delegates only)

Study tours and training sessions

$50

NON-MEMBER DELEGATE

   

Municipal

  • Elected official
  • Staff

$965

$1,115

Provincial / Federal / Territorial government

  • Elected representative
  • Staff

$965

$1,115

Private Sector

$965

$1,115

Speaker

$700

Exhibitor / Sponsor / Partner

$865

$1,065

Student

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.

$225

Day Pass

$545

Group rate

  • 3 or more attendees from the same municipality
  • Rate available to municipalities only

Contact registration to inquire.

$765

$905

Pre-event day add-on
(available for in-person delegates only)

Study tours and training sessions

$50

*13% HST will be added to your registration fee.

Virtual registration fees

Registration type
(Full conference only)

Early Bird
(until December 16)

Regular
(December 17 to February 10)

MEMBER

   

Virtual Participation

  • Elected official
  • Municipal Staff

$715

$840

NON-MEMBER DELEGATE

   

Virtual Participation

  • Elected official
  • Municipal staff
  • Provincial / Federal / Territorial
    elected representative or staff

$865

$940

Rural or Indigenous community special rate
*by GMF approval only
**please contact registration to inquire

$250

*For virtual attendees, the taxes applied to your registration fee are determined by your home province or territory.

Important note for international participants

FCM does not provide invitation letters.

Study tour and training session registration

Registration for study tours and training sessions is limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. To attend study tours and training sessions, be sure to purchase a pre-event day pass.

Group registration & referral discounts

A group rate is available to municipalities only, for 3 or more attendees being registered at the same time. Please contact the registration desk prior to starting your registration, to receive a personalized code.

Refer a friend and you’ll each get a $50 discount (for in-person delegates only). After completing your registration, be sure to send your friend the referral from the registration form or your registration portal. Register today and refer a friend!

Registered delegate’s rights and privileges

A confirmed registration entitles the registered delegate to all the rights and privileges associated with attendance to the Conference as described on the Conference website.

The rights and privileges are granted personally to the registered delegate and cannot be shared with other individuals, nor can another delegate be substituted after the start of the conference. Delegates may substitute another person from their organization to attend in their place up to 24 hours before the start of the conference.  To substitute a new named delegate for a registered delegate, please send FCM 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.

Early-bird registration

Early-bird registration ends December 16, 2022 (11:59 p.m. EDT).

Payments

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

Carbon offset fees

In keeping with FCM’s efforts to reduce the environmental impact of its events, all registrations automatically include an optional carbon offset fee to offset greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from air travel to the conference. The fee is calculated based on a return flight from the most populous city in your province to Ottawa. 100% of this fee will be paid to Carbonzero and invested in a Canadian project that permanently retires GHG emissions. The fee is optional and should you wish to opt out, simply remove the check mark from your selections during the registration process. You will also be able to remove it by editing your selections before completing the payment.

Taxes

In keeping with the GST/HST place-of-supply rule, registration fees are taxed based on the location where the conference is held. In 2023, the conference is being held in the province of Ontario with a hybrid component; therefore, two tax rules must be adhered to. For in-person delegates, only the applicable 13% HST will be applied to your registration fee. For virtual attendees, the taxes that will be applied to your registration fee will be determined by your home province or territory. Each municipality is entitled to claim the applicable input tax credit (ITC).

Registration confirmation

An email confirmation will be sent once registration has been completed and fully paid online. From your attendee profile, you will be able to modify your registration to upgrade from virtual to in-person, register a companion, and print a copy of your registration invoice.

Cancellation policy

If you need to cancel your registration for the 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, passes and add-ons.

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 December 16 (11:59 p.m. ET)

100%

Between December 17 and January 13 (11:59 p.m. ET)

50%

On or after January 14

No refund

For cancellations received before December 16, refunds will be credited to you on 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 January 14, refunds will 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 February 17, 2023.

We do not issue a refund or credit for portions of the conference which you did not attend. In-person delegates who do not attend meals or social events included in the registration fee will not receive a refund equivalent to the cost of the event, even if they were not in attendance for this portion of the conference.

Please read our Terms and Conditions.

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

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