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Get Involved in Election 2015

Get Involved in Election 2015




 

Roadmap for Strong Cities and Communities

Roadmap for Strong Cities and Communities

Action Plan for a Strong Rural Canada

Action Plan for a Strong Rural Canada

Highlights

We are all hometown proud

We are all hometown proud


Canada is a diverse, beautiful, proud and complex country and, at the end of the day, Canadians all care about the same things.  Our Roadmap for Strong Cities and Communities is a plan to create local jobs and growth; to build livable, safe and environmentally sustainable communities; and to leverage our global connections. Our Action Plan for a Strong Rural Canada highlights the road to vibrant and sustainable rural communities laid out in FCM's 2015 Federal Election Platform. In this upcoming federal election, we call on all parties and candidates to join us in making this vision a reality by strengthening our hometowns. Use our tools and resources to help make local priorities top-of-mind election issues.

Canada's cities, Canada's future

Canada's cities, Canada's future


Strong cities are the foundation for a strong economy. In this election, voters want to hear from all federal candidates on the issues that hit close to home - issues such as public transit, affordable housing and sustainable infrastructure - and mayors and municipal leaders, working with FCM, have developed a bold vision to move our country forward. Our Blueprint for Cities focuses on transit, infrastructure and housing to drive the economy and improve quality of life. Our campaign tools and resources can help bring these local priorities to the forefront of the federal election conversation.

Environmentally sustainable cities and communities

Environmentally sustainable cities and communities


Our hometowns lead the way as providers of efficient transit systems, low emissions, buildings, cutting-edge waste management and the highest quality water and wastewater treatment. Through FCM's Green Municipal Fund, the Partners for Climate Protection Program (a partnership between FCM and ICLEI) and peer learning initiatives such as our Leadership in Brownfield Renewal and Leadership in Asset Management programs, Canadian cities and communities are moving from vision to sustainable reality. They are overcoming the challenges we all face and discovering that environmental, economic and social benefits go hand in hand.

Creating global municipal connections

Creating global municipal connections


Hometowns are where democratic governance, environmental sustainability and social service delivery move from policy to practice. In partnership with the Government of Canada, FCM's international programs bring Canada's municipal expertise to emerging economies and developing countries. Our network of municipal elected officials and technical experts provide peer-to-peer support to local governments in 25 partner countries on issues such as economic development and citizen engagement. As active participants in the global municipal movement, Canada's cities and communities continue to advocate for the recognition of local government as a key player in effective international development, as well as trade and investment promotion.

Engaging Young Canadians in Local Government

Engaging young Canadians in local government


Our hometowns have recognized the need to educate, inform and engage young Canadians in their communities and to empower them to be champions for their communities. This year, FCM's priority is to reinforce that every federal political party must have a plan to address the issues that are important to young Canadians such as adequate transit, housing affordability, and sustainable communities. Through our Jack Layton Fellowship, we have also developed tools and resources for municipalities across the country, including the Municipal Youth Engagement Handbook which offers resources for local governments tackling recruitment and retention in their communities.

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities has been the national voice of municipal government since 1901.