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Backgrounder
In 2017, the Mayors’ Task Force on the Opioid Crisis put forward comprehensive recommendations for coordinated, nation-wide action by all orders of government.
  • Opioid crisis
  • Public safety
Case study
To spur its economy and freshen its look, the City of Saint John made plans to overhaul its aging water system, reduce poverty in five struggling neighbourhoods, and clean up the unsightly and polluted downtown Marsh Creek waterway.
  • Poverty reduction
  • Sustainability
  • Water
News release
​​​​​​​Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) President Vicki-May Hamm issued the following statement in response to today's release of Opportunity for All, the federal government's national poverty reduction strategy.
  • Homelessness
  • Housing
  • Inclusive communities
  • Poverty reduction
News release
Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, Chair of the FCM's Big City Mayors' Caucus' (BCMC) Task Force on the Opioid Crisis, issued the following statement in response to Health Canada's new initiatives to fight the opioid crisis.
  • Big City Mayors' Caucus
  • Opioid crisis
  • Public safety
News release
Today's Fall Economic Statement confirms that this government is holding firm to its 11-year commitment to support transformational infrastructure projects in cities and communities across Canada.
  • Poverty reduction
  • Infrastructure
News release
"The opioid overdose crisis is having a devastating impact on Canadian families and communities, with thousands of lives lost to preventable causes. It's also taking a heavy toll on our cities' first responders, front-line workers and community volunteers, who are working around the clock to save lives.
  • Big City Mayors' Caucus
  • Opioid crisis
  • Public safety
Submission
Municipal recommendations for a Canadian poverty reduction strategy.
  • Poverty reduction
News release
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) is putting forward local solutions today to reduce poverty across the country—with formal recommendations for the federal government's promised Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy.
  • Homelessness
  • Poverty reduction
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