The effects of climate change are already being experienced in Canadian cities and communities across Canada as extreme weather events, such as heat waves and flooding, become more common. That’s why FCM has provided grants to 10 organizations that will help participating municipalities of all sizes — from all regions of Canada to reach significant carbon emission reduction targets.

The grants, known as Transition 2050, will fund training and support delivered by partner organizations to groups of municipalities to foster deep emissions reductions. Transition 2050 grants, covering funding to a maximum of $400,000 and up to 80% of eligible project costs, are provided through FCM’s Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP) and are funded by the Government of Canada.

The funding will enable municipalities to undertake commitments to deep emissions reductions through peer learning, strategic planning and operational implementation. Grant recipients will build a network sharing similar challenges and solutions in addressing existing carbon reduction barriers. By participating in this initiative, municipalities can leverage lessons learned from municipalities facing similar challenges. Many of the participating municipalities are also members of the FCM-ICLEI Canada Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program who have achieved Milestone Five and are advancing their efforts on climate change. 

Through this initiative, municipalities across Canada will work together to develop long-term plans and projects contributing to a low carbon transition by 2050 in alignment with the target date as set out by the Paris Agreement. It will also contribute to carbon emissions reduction in support of the federal Pan-Canadian Framework (PCF).

Participating municipalities benefit from partners’ expertise and peer support

City Green Solutions

Contributing to low carbon heating system, and deep energy and emissions reduction retrofit projects through a formalized collaborative cluster to deliver accelerated emissions reductions.

District of Saanich, BC
Campbell River, BC
Victoria, BC
Regional District of Nanaimo, BC
Comox Valley Regional District, BC
Capital Regional District, BC
District of Central Saanich, BC
Township of Esquimalt, BC
Cowichan Vallery Regional District, BC

Clean Air Partnership

Adopting green fleets and corporate building retrofit uptake through a peer-to-peer capacity building network that will lead to the implementation of climate action plans.

Vaughan, ON
Guelph, ON
Peterborough, ON
Ottawa, ON
Clarington, ON
London, ON
Town of Ajax, ON
Toronto, ON
Town of Newmarket, ON
Burlington, ON
Caledon, ON
Town of Halton Hills, ON

Clean Foundation

Developing strategies to overcome climate action barriers and implementing municipal action plans.

Wolfville, NS
Cumberland County, NS
County of Inverness, NS
Municipality of Chester, NS
Municipality of the District of West Hants, NS
Town of Windsor, NS


Contributing to the design and implementation of pilot projects on equitable clean energy through skills, technical and tools training for decision makers.

Halifax, NS
Winnipeg, MB
Saskatoon, SK
Toronto, ON
Ottawa, ON
Surrey, BC


Piloting a renewable energy protocol to support the implementation of renewable energy with local utilities and/or energy service providers that meet community low carbon objectives.

Town of Canmore, AB
York Region, ON
Region of Waterloo, ON
Moncton, NB
Saint John, NB

REEP Green Solutions

Undertaking pilot projects to address building and transportation sectors through peer-to-peer learning activities and collaboration through an expanded governance framework.

Region of Waterloo, ON
Cambridge, ON
Kitchener, ON
Waterloo, ON

Township of North Dumfries, ON

Township of Wellesley, ON

Township of Wilmot, ON

Township of Woolwich, ON

reThink Green

Enhancing municipal staff literacy on climate mitigation, and developing municipal energy profiles, GHG inventories and climate policy resources for the region.

Town of Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands, ON
Town of Blind River, ON
Town of Spanish, ON
Township of Sables-Spanish Rivers, ON
Townships of Billings, ON
Municipality of Central Manitoulin, ON
Town of Gore Bay, ON
Municipality of French River, ON

The Natural Step Canada

Developing a roadshow, preparing and implementing municipal action plans for deep emission reductions and contributing to a governance framework to overcome roadblocks.

Town of Drayton Valley, AB
Town of Devon, AB
City of Grande Prairie, AB
Town of Banff, AB
Hinton, AB

Vivre en Ville

Using a cross-departmental approach, ensuring GHG emission reductions are a priority in land-use planning.

Québec, QC
Longueuil, QC
Victoriaville, QC
Candiac, QC
Nicolet, QC
Plessisville, QC

West Kootenay EcoSociety

Formalizing a collaborative structure that commits to reduce community level GHGs for transportation, heating and cooling in buildings, waste management, and electricity use.

Regional District of Central Kootenay, BC
City of Nelson, BC
Village of Slocan, BC
Rossland, BC
City of Castlegar, BC

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Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program
T. 613-907-6208
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