The Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program is a five-year, $75 million program funded by Infrastructure Canada and delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. The 2018-2019 Year In Review highlights the program’s continued success helping Canadian municipalities reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change.

Read the year in review to learn how we're helping municipalities accelerate climate action. You’ll also find examples of some of the local climate change projects funded by the program during the year.


What you'll find inside

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Our impact

Find key facts and figures that form a snapshot the programs activities, including providing funding to training partners and grants to local governments.

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Climate solutions

Discover some of the successful projects funded by MCIP grants, and learn about the many events and publications the program has produced.

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Mapping progress

Learn about our tools for municipalities to evaluate climate opportunities, identify areas for improvement, and track progress toward goals.

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Grants for municipalities

See how MCIP provided $47 million for 276 projects across the country. See the provincial breakdown, as well as the focus, sector and impact of projects.

Case studies
Read about initiatives developed through the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program.
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Peel, ON - Mississauga Road Low-impact Development Storm water Pilot Project

Peel, ON is facing extreme rainfall and flooding caused by climate change. This case study shows how an innovative storm draining system aims to reduce the vulnerability of both new and existing municipal assets.

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Barrie ON - Climate Change Adaptation Implementation Plan

The City of Barrie is following a broad and comprehensive Climate Change Adaptation Implementation Plan. Learn how the municipality used a grant from FCM’s Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP) to work toward its climate goals.

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Quatsino First Nation, BC – Quatsino First Nation Community Energy Plan

Improving energy efficiency and identifying economic opportunities for renewable energy generation is core to Quatsino First Nation, BC’s energy plan. Read how a grant from FCM’s Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP) is helping the community transition to a low-carbon future.

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City of Saint John, NB – Saint John City Market Energy Upgrades

Learn how a retrofit of the Saint John City Market is helping the City of Saint John bring Canada’s oldest continuing farmer’s market and a national historic site into the 21st century.

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Regional Electric Car-Sharing System: The SAUVéR Project

Read how 10 Quebec municipalities are introducing electric vehicles into their fleets and communities as part of an innovative program called the SAUVéR project.

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Surrey, BC - Coastal Flood Adaptation Strategy and Improving Coastal Flood Adaptation Approaches

To prepare for rising sea levels and flooding caused by more frequent and severe precipitation, the City of Surrey, BC, developed a Coastal Flood Adaptation Strategy (CFAS) with funding from FCM’s Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP).

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The Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program is a five-year $75-million program, delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.

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