Our mission

GMF helps local governments switch to sustainable practices faster. Our unique mix of funding, resources and training gives municipalities the tools they need to build resiliency — and create better lives for Canadians.


How we can help

sustainability projects approved
$1.1 B
worth of approved sustainability projects
2.75 mil.
tonnes of greenhouse gases avoided
person-years of national employment

With our support, municipalities implement innovative and proven sustainability practices. These practices have directly improved quality of life for millions of Canadians by:

  • Giving communities access to cleaner drinking water
  • Creating energy-efficient housing and buildings
  • Expanding conservation and recycling systems
  • Supporting green and active transportation
  • Restoring contaminated sites to productive use
  • Keeping energy dollars in the community
  • Growing local economies

Whatever their local priorities, GMF has been here to help Canada’s municipalities since 2000. To see where we’re going, read our five-year strategic plan.

For more information about GMF's 20th year, read our 2020-2021 annual report.

Learn more about our newest initiatives.

Community Efficiency Financing

NEW FUNDING AVAILABLE | Our $300 million initiative helps municipalities deliver energy efficient financing programs for low-rise residential properties.

Sustainable Affordable Housing

NEW FUNDING AVAILABLE | Our new $300 million initiative offers support to local affordable housing providers to retrofit existing affordable housing units, or construct energy efficient new builds that emit lower GHG emissions.

Community Buildings Retrofit initiative

NEW FUNDING | Canadian communities own and operate a large and diverse portfolio of aging buildings in need of upgrades – including facilities that contribute to strong, vibrant community culture, like arenas, pools and recreation centres.

Low Carbon Cities Canada

Learn how Low Carbon Cities Canada will drive the adoption of low carbon solutions in Canada’s major cities, improving public health and reducing GHGs.

Leadership in Brownfield Renewal network

Working on a brownfield project? FCM’s LiBRe network connects you with peers from cities and communities of all sizes across the country who are pledging to remediate and redevelop brownfield sites.
Funding opportunities
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The Green Municipal Fund is a $1 billion program, delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.

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