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Sustainable and Inclusive Communities in Latin America (CISAL)

The latest

Annual Report (2017 - 2018): Learn about how 17 municipalities in mining regions across Colombia and Peru are working with Canadian municipalities that have extensive experience with mining and resource extraction. Read the report.


Good Practices: This guide outlines some of the sustainable and inclusive practices that our partners in Colombia and Peru are implementing with technical assistance provided by Canadian municipal experts. Good Practice Guide for Local Governments in Extractive Contexts

Visit the program website.

Strengthening local governments working with the mining sector

All too often, local governments in Latin American countries benefit only marginally from the wealth created by mining activity; and yet, they are on the front lines in trying to address the social, economic and environmental challenges resulting from extractive activities.

Many communities in Canada have lived through the impacts of resource development. Over the years, they have learned to play a constructive role in mitigating the consequences of this type of economic development, while leading an environmentally sustainable diversification process that secures the long-term well-being of their community.

Through our Sustainable and Inclusive Communities in Latin America program (CISAL), FCM mobilizes Canadian municipal experts from resource communities to work with their counterparts in Colombia and Peru. Together, they have found innovative solutions to help local governments build more sustainable and inclusive communities in areas where mining activity is taking place. These are some of our main results and achievements.

Sustainable and Inclusive Communities in Latin America (CISAL) is a five-year, $20 million program that will run until 2019. It is funded by the Global Affairs Canada and implemented by FCM.

Page Updated: 11/12/2018