The success of FCM's international programming lies with its focus on local govenment. Through FCM's cooperation approach to development, local governments are improving the way they deliver services, to the great benefit of men, women and children.
The Pam McConnell award is given to a municipal expert, elected or non-elected, contributing to the advancement and promotion of gender equality in FCM’s programs.
The awards for Outstanding Institutional Contribution to FCM International programs recognize Canadian local governments and local government associations that have demonstrated exceptional commitment and leadership in the scope of their participation in FCM's international programs. The projects in which they participated distinguished themselves in terms of innovation, support from their council or board, and their lasting impact in their partner community.
The Mike Badham Award is given to an individual whose contribution to FCM's international programs has gone above and beyond in terms of innovation, creativity, engagement and leadership. This award was named after the late Mike Badham, former president of the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities' Association, in recognition of the leadership and dedication he brought to FCM's international programs from 1996 until his untimely death in January 2006.
The winners of FCM’s 2023 International Awards are:
Linda Glenday, District of Squamish, British Columbia: Winner of The Pam McConnell Award for the advancement and promotion of gender equality in FCM’s international programs. In recognition of her strong engagement and sharing of experiences with women leaders from our Jordan Municipal Support Project.
Daniel Champagne, Municipal Councillor, City of Gatineau, Quebec: Winner of The Mike Badham Award honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to FCM's international programs. He received this award for his sharing of expertise and ongoing involvement in FCM projects in West Africa and Tunisia.
The Local Government Management Association of British Columbia: Winner of the FCM Institutional Award, recognizing municipalities or institutions that have made outstanding contributions to our international programs. FCM is happy to recognize the LGMABC’s remarkable work in supporting municipalities in many countries where FCM is active.
Congratulations to all!