This award recognizes innovative approaches completed at the neighbourhood-scale (or at the community scale for municipalities with populations of less than 10,000). The winning initiative must improve sustainability in at least two of the following sectors: energy, water, waste and transportation. Programs, strategies, plans and projects will be considered.

Examples of eligible initiatives include:

  • Transit-oriented development plans
  • Neighbourhood revitalization strategies
  • Sustainable neighbourhood action plans

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 Neighbourhoods winner, the City of Guelph, ON, whose plan for a carbon-neutral Innovation District community demonstrates an efficient, sustainable design and triple bottom line benefits.

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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For more information on how to apply, contact us.

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