Ottawa – The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 Sustainable Community Awards. Since 2001, the Sustainable Communities Awards have recognized and celebrated the most innovative environmental projects in cities and communities of all sizes across Canada. The awards honour the sustainability projects that demonstrate excellence in environmental responsibility and generate social and economic benefits for their communities.
The winning projects leverage current and advanced technologies, as well as best practices, in the area of sustainability and can be replicated and scaled up across Canada to achieve national quality-of-life, sustainability and climate goals in five categories: Natural Asset Management, Climate Change Mitigation, Waste, Affordable Housing Retrofit, and Community Buildings Retrofit.
The 2022 FCM Sustainable Communities Awards winners are:
Natural Asset Management:
- “Tale of a Thousand Turtles” Township of the Archipelago, ON
- “Municipal Servicing Benefits of Natural Infrastructure in Agricultural Lands” Parkland County, AB
Climate Change Mitigation:
- “Switch” PACE Atlantic CIC, Stratford, PE, Charlottetown, PE, Wolfville, NS
- "Shared mobility – RÉGÎM TCiTé" Régie intermunicipale de transport Gaspésie – Magdalen Islands (RÉGÎM) – Gaspésie, QC
- “Food Material Flow Study" Guelph-Wellington, Guelph & Wellington County, ON
- "Réemploi+, Becoming rich in a different way through the circular economy and sustainable development" Régie des matières résiduelles du Lac-Saint-Jean - Lac-Saint-Jean, QC
Affordable Housing Retrofit:
- “500 MacNab - the Ken Soble Passive House Retrofit” CityHousing Hamilton, Hamilton, ON
Community Buildings Retrofit:
- “Actionable Roadmap to Net Zero Ice Rinks: from technical solutions to practical implementation” Climate Challenge Network, Toronto, Brampton, Markham, Barrie, Caledon, Halton Hills, Township of King, ON
The recipients will present their project at the 2023 Sustainable Communities Conference taking place in Ottawa, Ontario, February 7–10. The awards ceremony will be hosted on February 8.
“Municipalities across Canada are working hard to build sustainable and prosperous communities. The Sustainable Communities Awards acknowledge and appreciate their most innovative solutions to Canada's sustainability development. Municipalities are proving once again that they are the change makers and champions for tackling sustainability issues.”
– Taneen Rudyk, FCM President
“Canadian municipalities are on the front lines in the fight against climate change. That is why it is so promising to see communities across the country take the lead by investing in innovative projects that will boost sustainability and climate resiliency, like those being recognized today. The Government of Canada is pleased to support municipalities in their efforts to build cleaner, healthier and stronger neighbourhoods where Canadians can work, live and play”
– The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources Canada
“Communities are on the front lines of climate action. The Federation of Canadian Municipalities is a key partner in investing in helping communities to build resilience to the growing hazards of climate change. Congratulations to all recipients of the 2022 Sustainable Community Awards. They are leading the way in Canada’s ongoing transition to a sustainable future.”
– The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, minister of Environment and Climate Change
Further information on the eight winners can be found in the backgrounder.
For more information and to arrange an interview with the winners, please contact:
FCM Media Relations