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2012 Recipients

Outstanding Contribution to International Programs

City of Fredericton, NB

Since 1999, Fredericton has been a very strong partner for FCM International. Fredericton's work produced outstanding and sustainable results in Thailand and Vietnam, where the city piloted the first North-South-South partnership project and coached its Thai partner to provide technical assistance to its Vietnamese neighbour.  The Thai community in Fredericton also got involved, thereby broadening the scope and reach of the city's projects. The city also supported FCM's reconstruction work in Sri Lanka and our labour rights work in China and continues its work with FCM International, this time on a local economic development project with the City of Tiquipaya, Bolivia.

City of Calgary, AB

Since 2000, Calgary city officials and municipal volunteers, and the community at large, have shown outstanding dedication to the work of international local government development cooperation. The city began its work with FCM international in China, and moved on to provide disaster reconstruction assistance through our tsunami projects in Sri Lanka and Indonesia. The city is now a key partner in our Municipal Cooperation Program in Haiti. Calgary and its citizens have hosted several international delegations on study tours, and demonstrated their generosity by working to raise funds and send medical supplies to Sri Lanka. Schoolchildren from Galle, Sri Lanka and Calgary also participated in a pen pal program to promote environmental stewardship.

Municipalité régionale de comté des Collines-de-l'Outaouais, QC

Since 2001, this group of seven municipalities has gained recognition for its work on three projects in Nicaragua. Training provided to police officers on issues related to human rights was adopted as a nation-wide best practice. The MRC also lent its expertise on land-use planning to the Municipality of Rivas.

Outstanding Contribution to Global Municipal Networks

City of Montreal, QC

The city of Montreal has distinguished itself through active involvement in international organizations that unite local governments or bring the local government point of view to international bodies such as l'Association Internationale des Maires Francophones, United Cities and Local Government, Metropolis, the OECD or the United Nations.

The City of Montreal, together with the Union des Municipalités du Québec and FCM, also spearheaded the response by all Canadian municipalities to the earthquake in Haiti, through the Haiti-Canada Municipal Cooperation Program. The city of Montreal, FCM and UMQ not only work closely together to assist Haiti, but also collaborate with other local government organizations from France and the Netherlands that have come together to help the country find its footing. This model of international cooperation is now considered a best practice in terms of aid delivery.

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