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Join us at AC2021 to tool up your community for the road to recovery. We’ll celebrate the incredible resilience of frontline leaders—and showcase how municipalities of all sizes are vital to moving this country forward. Don’t miss it.

As a full conference participant, you get access to:

  • All scheduled programming, including our high-value plenaries, 16 workshops and varied live sessions
  • Inspiring keynote addresses from Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and federal party leaders
  • On-demand workshops, study tours and sponsors’ content—during and after the conference
  • Our virtual trade show featuring close to 80 exhibitors, 25 short informative sessions and 2 Ask the Experts forums
  • Networking events, including FORWARD Fest — featuring music, dance lessons, chef demos and more
  • Voting on our 2021-2022 FCM Board of Directors elections (FCM Member – Elected Officials only)1
  • A delegate gift bag from our sponsors, courtesy of Canada Post (for the delegates registered before May 14).

Register yourself and your staff by May 14 to qualify for our early-bird rate.

Conference registration is sponsored this year by the Municipal Information Network.

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Registration fees

Registration type
(Full conference only)
Early Bird
(March 29 to
May 14)
(May 14 to
June 4)
Municipal / Affiliate
  • Elected official
  • Staff
$600 $670
  • Elected official
  • Staff
$700 $790
Provincial / Federal / Territorial government 
  • Elected representative
  • Staff
$700 $790
Exhibitor / Sponsor / Corporate partner
(Only current registered exhibitors / sponsors
are eligible for these fees)
$455 $510
: all students must be full-time students and show proper proof of current enrollment (student ID) before they register. Contact registration to provide proof and get your access code to register.
$135 $149

Credit card only (VISA, AMEX or MasterCard. 13% HST will be added to your registration fee.

1To vote in the FCM Board election, you must be an accredited conference delegate (FCM Member – Elected Official). This is different from last year’s virtual Board election—and closer to the simplified "real time" voting of past in-person events. (Accredited delegates must connect with their own conference login to vote.)

FCM annual conference registration is open to:

  • Municipal/provincial/federal and territorial government elected officials and staff
  • FCM partners
  • Event sponsors
  • Registered trade show exhibitors
  • Students
  • Speakers, panelists, and other approved guests

To register to the conference, you will need to sign in to the FCM Portal and go to “Upcoming Events” on the home page. If you do not have a Portal account, please contact the membership team and they will email you a personalized link to set your username and password.

Media outlets who want to participate in the conference must contact FCM’s Media Team.

If you have any questions, please contact FCM’s registration desk or call 613-907-6317.

Terms and Conditions

Conference Code of Conduct
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities is committed to the highest standard of respect and dignity at each one of its events, may they be in-person or online. All participants at the 2021 virtual Annual Conference and Trade Show must comply with FCM’s Code of Conduct. The code mandates that participants conduct themselves in a safe and welcoming manner and are treated with respect and dignity, free from harassment, violence and discrimination. This core ethical standard applies to all facets of the conference where participants are in attendance.

FCM does not tolerate harassment of any kind. Should you be subject to—or witness any—inappropriate or threatening behaviour or language, please notify registration staff by email at Anyone found to be acting in such a manner will have their registration revoked and asked to leave the virtual conference platform immediately.

Authorized Soliciting and Marketing
Except for authorized Sponsors and Exhibitors, delegates may not use the conference as a forum for soliciting and marketing to FCM’s municipal delegates. Those delegates wishing to have such privileges are encouraged to register for the virtual conference as a Sponsor or Exhibitor.  Otherwise, FCM may revoke the registration of the delegates who, in the opinion of FCM, conduct such soliciting and marketing activities.

Contact Information 
A list of all conference participants (name, title, organization and email) will be shared with conference Sponsors and Exhibitors via the lead retrieval system. In addition, whenever you interact with another participant inside the virtual platform, you agree to share your contact information as per your virtual profile.

Early-bird registration
Early-bird registration ends Friday, May 14, 2021 (11:59 p.m. ET).

Registration fees must be paid in full by credit card (VISA, MasterCard or American Express) at the time of registration.

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has determined that the legal status of FCM must change from charitable to not-for-profit.  This change in legal status results in taxable registration fees for FCM conferences. In keeping with the GST/HST place of supply rule, registration fees are taxed based on the location where the conference is held. In 2021, the conference is being held virtually in the province of Ontario and the applicable 13% HST is being applied. Each municipality is entitled to claim the applicable input tax credit (ITC).

If you need to cancel or change your registration for FCM’s 2021 Annual Conference and Trade Show, you must do so in writing by sending us an email. Cancellation requests will NOT be accepted by any other means.

Cancellation fees will be applied to conference registration.

Refund schedule and policy
The amount of your refund will depend on when we receive your notice of cancellation. Please consult this schedule for refund amounts:

Notice of cancellation received by: Refund:
By April 23 (11:59 p.m. ET) 100 per cent
Between April 24 and May 14 (11:59 p.m. ET) 50 per cent
On and after May 15 No refund


For cancellations received before April 23, refunds will be credited to you on the original credit card used for payment. The following information will appear on the credit card statement once the refund is completed: FCM-FED CND MUN.

After May 15, refunds will only be considered for medical or personal emergencies. Please send us an email to request a refund due to an emergency. For medical emergencies, you must attach a letter from your doctor. The deadline to submit these requests is June 9, 2021.

We do not issue a refund or credit for portions of the conference which you did not attend.

Registration for the 2021 Annual Conference and Trade Show cannot be shared between two or more participants. Only one individual can be registered under a single registration, for the duration of the conference. However, delegates may nominate another person from their organization to attend in their place, up to 24 hours before the start of the event. Please send us an email to request a substitution. If a registered delegate is unable to find a substitute to take his or her place, the cancellation policy applies.

Registration Confirmation
An email confirmation will be sent once registration has been completed and fully paid online. From your account in the FCM portal, you will be able to update your profile, modify your registration, and print a copy of your registration invoice.

FCM reserves the right to make changes to the 2021 Annual Conference and Trade Show program at any time.

FCM may take screen shots of delegates attending the 2021 Annual Conference and Trade Show. These photos may be used on FCM’s social media channels. They will not be distributed to third parties.

For any questions, please contact FCM’s registration desk or call 613-907-6317.

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