Thanks to our strong and united membership, FCM is delivering unprecedented results for cities and communities of all sizes—so they can build better lives for Canadians. Our diverse membership brings together nearly 2,000 municipalities, representing 90 percent of all Canadians from coast to coast to coast.

FCM delivers results

Our members know that FCM membership is an investment in their communities.

  • FCM was instrumental in securing the federal Gas Tax Fund—as well as making it permanent, indexing it, and doubling it in Budget 2019. We were also instrumental in securing the GST rebate for municipalities.
  • In 2018 alone the GST rebate for municipalities totalled more than $3 billion.
  • We’re shaping the rollout of the historic $180 billion federal infrastructure plan—including an allocation-based transit plan and higher federal contributions to get local projects moving.
  • We’re driving new tools for rural, northern and remote communities—including $2 billion dedicated to infrastructure and commitments to streamline project administration.
  • We’ve moved affordable housing to the top of the federal agenda—including new investments and Canada’s first-ever national housing strategy.
  • We’ve supported members through cannabis legalization with expert tools and a federal commitment to release a share of excise tax revenues to municipalities.
  • We’ve helped move the federal government toward a national broadband strategy so that every community has access to affordable and reliable broadband Internet.
  • We’re building local capacity through leading national and international programs on asset management, climate resilience, reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, and more.

Join FCM today

Decisions made in the evolution of federal budgets and party platforms in the run-up to elections transform our cities and communities. Let's build on the momentum we’ve created and seize more historic opportunities with a strong and united voice at the table. That’s how we get results. So join us as we work together to build a more prosperous, livable and sustainable Canada.


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Member benefits
As an FCM member, you get exclusive benefits that will make your municipality stronger.
You’ll get to bring local priorities and solutions to the national agenda through FCM’s unprecedented access to federal decision-makers.
You’ll get to connect with thousands of other municipalities—in Canada and internationally—to share knowledge that can help strengthen your community.
You’ll get access to tools, tips and analysis from FCM’s policy experts and capacity-building programs that can help you fulfill your mandate.
You’ll help make history as empowered local governments come together as one united voice to shape Canada’s future.
FCM CEO Brock Carlton, Edmonton Mayor John Iveson, and Minister Bill Morneau

FCM brings together nearly 2,000 municipalities, representing 90 percent of Canadians. Our members understand the same thing: when we're united, we all benefit.

Featured career opportunities

FCM helps promote career opportunities for member municipalities

Legal Defence Fund

Our Legal Defence Fund covers our costs when we represent members' interests in federal cases and policies that affect municipalities across Canada.

Gas Tax Fund

Thanks to our advocacy, you can take advantage of the federal Gas Tax Fund and GST rebate for municipalities. Direct transfers to municipalities have nearly tripled since 2005.

Corporate Partners
Canada Post

Benefits don’t stop there. You can login to your member account to access offers and discounts from corporate partners like the ones above. See a list of all our corporate partners here.

2019 Federation of Canadian Municipalities