FCM leads the charge in empowering local governments across Canada to enhance the quality of life for residents. From housing to resilient infrastructure to climate change adaptation, Canadian municipalities stand at the forefront of our country’s most pressing challenges.

Together, with a united voice, we are shaping our future for the better.

FCM gets results because we bring together nearly 2,100 cities and communities from coast to coast to coast, representing over 92 percent of Canadians. Every one of our members is key to forming the strong and united national voice that drives FCM’s influence.

What we’ve achieved

See just some of the historic federal tools and investments FCM has secured to empower cities and communities of all sizes.

Member benefits

Learn more about the exclusive benefits FCM members receive to help them make their community stronger.

Legal Defense Fund

See how FCM intervenes in precedent-setting federal cases to defend municipal jurisdiction.

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Join our nationwide team of thousands of municipal leaders, all working together to bring local priorities to the national agenda.

What FCM does for members

  • We unite and advocate for local governments of all sizes to shape the national agenda and deliver tools for your communities.
  • We influence the national agenda. We champion local priorities like housing and infrastructure and foster a strong partnership with the federal government.
  • We have a strong agenda for change and are leading the conversation on the development of a new Municipal Growth Framework—with a revenue tool that links Canada’s growing population and economy.
  • We provide funding, programs, training and resources that empower municipalities to innovate and succeed.
  • We connect local leaders with networking opportunities like our world-class conferences.
  • We deliver for the municipal sector. FCM continues to deliver for members through historic gains that address some of Canada’s most pressing issues. 
  • We defend municipal interests. Through our Legal Defense Fund, we intervene in precedent-setting federal cases to defend municipal jurisdiction.

What FCM has achieved for members

Through unprecedented influence and access to key decision-makers in every federal party, FCM is securing historic progress for municipalities—including landmark new investments in infrastructure, housing, transit and rural transportation, universal broadband, climate adaptation, and more.

What’s more, we’re elevating the role of Canada’s local governments. From a strengthened seat at the federal table to more direct tools that directly empower local leaders, we’re making it clear that municipal leaders are essential partners in building stronger communities—and a better Canada.

Learn more about what FCM has achieved for its members.

Questions about FCM membership?

Contact our membership team for more information.

See our focus areas

Learn how FCM is working with municipalities of all sizes to tackle pressing local, national, and global challenges.

Looking for funding opportunities?

We may be able to fund part of your innovative, sustainability-related municipal project. We fund plans, studies, pilot projects, capital projects and more.

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