FCM’s Leadership in Brownfield Renewal (LiBRe) network links municipal staff from Canadian cities and communities of all sizes. Their municipalities have committed to remediating and redeveloping brownfield sites.

Whether you’re a novice or an expert, you can join the network and use our seven-step framework to move your municipality toward achieving its brownfield redevelopment goals. You’ll learn how to identify, navigate and reduce barriers to site redevelopment.

If you’ve ever faced a lack of funding, had questions around liability, or dealt with orphaned sites, this network is for you. You’ll learn how to bring these abandoned sites back into productive use.

What you’ll do

  • Network with your peers
  • Share knowledge and seek advice
  • Participate in learning activities
  • Access free tools and resources

What you’ll learn

  • How to encourage brownfield redevelopment
  • How to build dialogue with key stakeholders
  • How to benefit from tax incentives
  • How to implement innovative brownfield remediation

Your commitment

  • Join up to four online meetings each year
  • Attend one in-person workshop
  • Report on progress in a five-minute, online survey once per year
  • Implement our seven-step framework at your own space

How you get started

  • Not a member? Join today!
  • Consult LiBRe’s seven-step framework and guidebooks
Join us

Brownfield redevelopment can be complex and lengthy. Get peer and expert support every step of the way.

Featured resources
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Brownfield Roadmaps

The Brownfield Roadmaps have been developed to help municipalities and their private-sector partners better understand how to redevelop brownfields in their communities.

Email series: Fostering brownfield redevelopment in your community

Learn what brownfield redevelopment opportunities you have in your community by joining our eight-week email series.

Guide: LiBRe best practices framework

Read this document for a detailed description of best practices for becoming a municipal leader in brownfield renewal.

Guide: Getting started on your brownfield sites

Discover how to raise awareness and secure a formal commitment to support brownfield redevelopment in your municipality.

Guide: How to create and implement a brownfield strategy

Learn about the different types of brownfield strategies and get guidance for developing one for your community.

Case studies
Read about initiatives your peers have run using GMF funding. Their stories are inspiring.
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