The FCM's Board of Directors has established these standing committees and forums to facilitate more detailed debate and provide the board with recommendations on priority policy and program issues. These committees are comprised of both Board members and other non-Board municipal elected officials.

  • Standing Committee on Anti Racism and Equity
    This committee will facilitate anti-racism and equity capacity building opportunities for the board, establish a forum to discuss promising municipal practices nationally, highlight opportunities to develop more equitable governance models for the board, and bring forward federal advocacy recommendations.
  • Standing Committee on Community Safety and Crime Prevention
    Focus on policing, crime prevention, community corrections, emergency preparedness and management.
  • Standing Committee on Conference Planning
    Oversight of the Sustainable Communities Conference and Annual Conference agendas.
  • Standing Committee on Environmental Issues and Sustainable Development
    Policies and programs related to green economy, climate change adaptation, clean air, water, waste, wastewater, brownfields, toxic substances (including pesticides), energy, invasive species, green infrastructure.
  • Standing Committee on Increasing Women's Participation in Municipal Government
    This committee recommends advocacy supporting greater participation of women in municipal government, including development of strategies to raise the profile of the issue.
  • Standing Committee on International Relations
    Focuses on global networks and advocacy, decentralization, good governance, local capacity development.
  • Standing Committee on Municipal Finance and Intergovernmental Arrangements
    Explores municipal powers, roles and responsibilities, federal-provincial/ territorial-municipal relations, municipal fiscal tools, international trade rules and disputes, GST and other tax issues.
  • Standing Committee on Municipal Infrastructure and Transportation Policy
    Informs on municipal infrastructure and federal funding programs, small and regional airports viability, marine policy, railway and municipal proximity issues, highway and border infrastructure issues, urban transit, telecommunications.
  • Standing Committee on Social Economic Development
    Focus on housing and homelessness; cultural and community infrastructure, immigration and municipal-Aboriginal relations, and  aging infrastructure.
  • Network of Francophone Municipalities
    This network was created to encourage greater participation of members that share the use of French and to inform the FCM on priority issues for Francophone communities across the country.
  • Northern and Remote Forum
    This forum focuses on infrastructure investments, economic development in the North, natural resources and northern communities. Membership criteria: Membership is open to municipal representatives from the territorial or provincial North.
  • Rural Forum
    Centers on infrastructure investments, rural economic development, diversification of resource-based communities, interdependencies between rural and urban communities. Membership criteria: Membership is open to representatives from municipalities that are rural in nature or urban communities that have a significant rural component or interest.
  • Non-Board Committee Members
    Non-Board members are included to the composition of the committees and forums to enable broader membership participation in our deliberations and bring expertise that strengthens the debate and helps create the most informed recommendations to the Board of Directors. They do not have voting rights at the Board of Directors meeting.
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