This award recognizes an initiative that excels in integrating sustainability or climate change goals into decision-making about municipal assets and community services. Applicants need to demonstrate how they have accessed and analyzed relevant data about their municipal assets to help their municipality better integrate environmental sustainability with infrastructure planning, decision-making and management. Plans, policies, procedures and strategies are eligible.

Examples of eligible initiatives include:

  • A risk management plan for municipal assets that includes climate or severe weather risks
  • Data collection and analysis to establish levels of service using a triple bottom line approach
  • The introduction of a “state of infrastructure” report, with evidence of how sustainability or climate considerations informed the report
  • The implementation of new asset management systems or processes that integrate environmental sustainability or climate change considerations

Winners in each category are automatically eligible for FCM’s Inspire Award. Check out the 2018 Inspire Award winner, a bus orientation program that significantly improved transit ridership in the City of Kingston, ON.

Learn about our 2018 Asset Management winner, the Village of Salmo, BC, whose advanced asset management practices help to make their community more sustainable and resilient.

We will honour the winners at our Sustainable Communities Conference, Canada’s leading municipal sustainability event, taking place on October 20-22, 2020, in St. John's, NL. 

How to apply

Complete and submit the application form.

The deadline to submit an application for a 2020 Sustainable Communities Award is March 31, 2020.

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