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As cities continue responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, FCM has released a new guide to help them effectively modify urban streets to support safe commuting, commerce and exercise.
This guide offers strategies and practical guidance on rebalancing streets through three phases of COVID-19 response—from immediate to longer-term—including pedestrian and bike lanes, curbside queuing areas, and temporary patios and parklets.
As federal, provincial and territorial governments negotiate “safe economic restart” funding agreements, FCM outlines four bottom-line requirements to ensure funds urgently protect frontline services for Canadians and support a nationwide economic recovery.
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities welcomes this unprecedented philanthropic contribution from the Canadian Medical Association Foundation (CMAF) that will directly support vulnerable populations struggling with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Community Response Fund for Vulnerable Populations will empower municipalities across Canada to better reach, protect and assist the most vulnerable among us.
Pushed to the brink of financial crisis, municipalities nationwide are calling for emergency federal funding to continue supporting Canadians through the COVID-19 pandemic.
FCM is calling for emergency operating funding for municipalities nationwide—to keep essential services running, and Canadians safe and supported.