FCM has been the national voice of municipal government since 1901. Our members include more than 2,000 municipalities of all sizes, from Canada's cities and rural communities, to northern communities and 20 provincial and territorial municipal associations. Together, they represent more than 90 percent of all Canadians from coast to coast to coast. Municipal leaders from across Canada assemble each year to set FCM policy on key issues.

Canadian municipalities came together in 1901 as the Union of Canadian Municipalities (UCM). The Dominion Conference of Mayors was established in 1935 and by 1937 the two national bodies joined as the Canadian Federation of Mayors and Municipalities—renamed the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) in 1976.

Today, we advocate for municipalities to be sure their citizens' needs are reflected in federal policies and programs. Year after year, our work benefits every municipal government and taxpayer in Canada, and our programming delivers tools that help municipalities tackle local challenges.

Canadian municipalities benefit with FCM

FCM works on behalf of 2,000+ member municipalities to shape the national agenda, and delivers tools that empower local governments. Together, we are building stronger communities—and a better Canada.

FCM partners

As a benefit to our members, FCM works with a wide variety of corporate partners across Canada. These organizations provide a range of services and resources—some free, some at a discount—to FCM member municipalities and their employees.
FCM partners

Corporate resources

FCM is an open, democratic organization. We voluntarily share our financial statements, bylaws and other corporate information to help you gain a clear understanding of our composition, activities and governance framework.
Corporate resources

Awards

In 2010, FCM launched the FCM Awards of Excellence to recognize and celebrate excellence in municipal leadership and practice, both in Canada and abroad. Award categories range from innovation in sustainable practices to involvement in international municipal cooperation.
Awards
Legal Defence Fund

Our Legal Defence Fund covers our costs when we represent members' interests in federal cases and policies that affect municipalities across Canada.

Gas Tax Fund

Thanks to our advocacy, you can take advantage of the federal Gas Tax Fund and GST rebate for municipalities. Direct transfers to municipalities have nearly tripled since 2005.

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