When: February 8-10, 2023
Where: Ottawa (Hybrid event)
Westin Ottawa

Join us at FCM’s Sustainable Communities Conference (SCC), Canada’s leading event for municipal sustainability changemakers and champions.

What can you expect at this year’s SCC?

Are you an elected official interested in making meaningful change for the future of sustainability in your community?

Now is the moment to accelerate local sustainability solutions to keep Canadians safe against climate change impacts while maintaining clean air, water and land for future generations.

The SCC is a unique opportunity for local sustainability leaders and staff to meet and leave with the right tools and resources to make immediate sustainability changes in their communities.

Why attend the conference?

Whether your community is at the planning stage, running a pilot project, or ready to embark on a capital project, the program will deliver tailored, interactive content to bring fresh insights to your unique sustainability challenges.

Learn from hundreds of municipal leaders, staff, and community partners and gain new insights on how to tackle your community’s most pressing sustainability issues.

You’ll have the chance to:

  • Build a valuable network of municipal sustainability champions across the county.
  • Learn from other local leaders who are working to keep their own communities safe from the impacts of a changing climate.
  • Level up with tools and knowledge from our workshops, training sessions and study tours.
  • Meet experts in-person at our diverse Industry Showcase and leave with ideas you can champion and implement right away in your own municipality.
  • Explore key trends in building climate-ready communities for elected officials, sustainable tools and processes, and advocating for change at the local level.
  • Discover Ottawa’s unique blend of rural and urban landscapes, fun winter activities and vibrant neighbourhoods.
  • Hear from Canada’s leading sustainability experts and acclaimed keynote speakers.

Who will be there?

The SCC is for sustainability changemakers and champions ready to make meaningful change in their community.

FCM’s 2021 SCC was attended by hundreds of sustainability leaders from across the country.

When can you register?

Registration opens in October. For now, add February 8-10, 2023 to your calendar.


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Sponsorship and Exhibitor opportunities

Interested to get involved and showcase your leading and innovative sustainability solutions? Please visit Criteria & Expression of Interest.

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