This award is granted to a municipality that demonstrates an innovative approach to improving the consumption, quality, treatment or distribution of water. Programs and projects are eligible; plans are not eligible.

Examples of eligible initiatives include:

  • Water conservation projects, such as grey water systems, rainwater collection or fixture replacement systems
  • Wastewater treatment projects, including septic systems
  • Leachate treatment/management
  • Stormwater management, such as permeable pavement, bio-retention planters, and phyto-filtration

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 Water winner, the Town of Okotoks, AB, who demonstrated the value of natural stormwater management through their Living Soils Filtration Project.

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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