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2015 Winners

Since 2000, FCM has celebrated best practices in sustainable community development through its annual Sustainable Community Awards. The Awards are open to all Canadian municipal governments and their private-sector partners. FCM's Green Municipal Fund is the primary sponsor of the Awards.

On November 17, 2014, FCM announced the 2015 award recipients in six categories. Winners will be formally recognized at an awards ceremony during FCM's 2015 Sustainable Communities Conference (SCC) in London, ON. See below for case studies describing the environmental, economic and social benefits that winning initiatives have delivered for their communities. Stay tuned for more knowledge resources and events, including our winner profile videos and two free GMF webinars, featuring presentations by this year's recipients.

Featured Award Winners

  • 2015 Brownfields Plan

    2015 Brownfields Plan

    In the City of Langley, BC, a new Brownfield Redevelopment Strategy has delivered $192 million in new construction and 850 new jobs.
  • 2015 Brownfields Project

    2015 Brownfields Project

    In a departure from the conventional "dig and dump" approach to contaminated soil, the City of Kingston, ON, chose an innovative underground filtering and cleaning technology to stop the flow of groundwater contaminants from Emma Martin Park into the Cataraqui River.
  • 2015 Energy Plan

    2015 Energy Plan

    The City of Surrey, BC, has developed a Community Climate Action Strategy (CCAS) designed to both mitigate and adapt to climate change. First is the Community Energy and Emissions Plan (CEEP), Surrey's blueprint for actions to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, improve air quality and decrease energy consumption.
  • 2015 Energy Program

    2015 Energy Program

    Homeowners in Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM), NS, can take advantage of municipal financing through the Solar City program to install solar-powered water heating systems, lower their energy bills, and reduce water consumption. 
  • 2015 Neighbourhood Development Plan

    2015 Neighbourhood Development Plan

    The Montréal Borough of Saint-Laurent, QC, has begun implementing a redevelopment plan that will create a mixed-use, urban neighbourhood within a one-kilometre radius around the current Bois-Franc train station and the future intermodal (train/subway) station. 
  • 2015 Neighbourhood Development Plan - Honourable Mention

    2015 Neighbourhood Development Plan - Honourable Mention

    Spurred on by its success as a co-host for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, the City of Richmond, BC, has developed a suite of plans to ensure enhanced sustainability as the population of its downtown doubles over the next 25 years, and triples by the end of the century.
  • 2015 Transportation Project

    2015 Transportation Project

    Over 1.25 million bike trips have been counted on Laurier Avenue West since the City of Ottawa, ON, implemented the province's first downtown segregated bicycle lanes in July 2011.
  • 2015 Waste Program - Co-winner 1

    2015 Waste Program - Co-winner 1

    The City of Whitehorse, YK, is taking the lead among northern communities with a Solid Waste Action Plan that aims to divert at least half of its solid waste from landfill by 2015 and achieve zero waste by 2040.
  • 2015 Waste Program - Co-winner 2

    2015 Waste Program - Co-winner 2

    The Town of Cape St. George, NL, is a leader among small rural municipalities with its comprehensive curbside recycling program and resourceful approach to reuse and composting.
  • 2015 Water Program

    2015 Water Program

    A recognized leader in sustainable water management, the Town of Okotoks, AB, has achieved one of the lowest per capita gross water consumption rates in North America through implementing its Water Conservation, Efficiency and Productivity (CEP) Plan. 
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