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Solutions to municipal sustainability challenges: Webinar series

November 14-27, 2017

Session summary

Solutions to municipal sustainability challenges: Webinar series. Learn how you can turn sustainability challenges into opportunities.

This webinar series focuses on topics featured at FCM's 2018 Sustainable Communities Conference held in Ottawa, ON, from February 6 to 8, 2018. Learn more about the SCC.

Is your municipality looking for sustainable solutions to waste management, to neighbourhood infrastructure retrofit or to asset management strategies?

Our free webinar series will help you address these challenges and find innovative solutions that will significantly benefit your residents, the environment and your community. This includes:

  • Discovering creative solutions for communities of all sizes that you can apply to make your municipality more sustainable
  • Finding inspiration for your next initiative from managing your waste, to retrofitting car-dependent communities, to advancing your sustainability initiatives through effective asset management

Who should attend

The sessions in this webinar series are intended for municipal staff involved in urban planning, waste management, economic development, sustainability, engineering, public works and climate change. Elected officials who are interested in sustainability may also benefit. 

French webinar

This webinar is presented in French, but you can ask questions in either French or English.

Waste as a resource

Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Time: 1:30–3 p.m. EST


Every municipality produces and manages waste. Many waste management strategies can be costly, complicated and can have negative environmental impacts on your community. Explore ways your municipality can turn waste into a resource, and generate economic, social and environmental benefits for your community, including reducing greenhouse gas emissions and lowering waste management costs. See what options may work for you to help make your community more sustainable.


  • Nicolas Greugny, Waste management coordinator, Conseil régional en environnement et développement durable de l'Outaouais (CREDDO)

  • Daniel Normandin, Executive Director, Institute of Environment, Sustainable Development and Circular Economy

English webinars

These webinars are presented in English, but you can ask questions in either French or English.

Retrofitting car-dependent communities

Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Time: 1:30–3 p.m. EST


Is your community investigating ways to upgrade or update your ageing infrastructure? Are you looking to bring new life to car-dependent areas, including building walk and bike paths? This webinar explores how you can adapt your existing infrastructure to enable alternative and active modes of transportation, as well as the benefits to adapting this approach. Learn what type of sustainable transportation methods best fit your municipality's needs.


  • John Henderson, RPP, Housing Programs Administrator, Housing and Social Services Department, City of Kingston, ON

  • Sonya Meek, Senior Manager, Sustainable Neighbourhoods, Toronto Region Conservation Authority

Asset management for sustainability experts

Date: Monday, November 27, 2017
Time: 1:30–3 p.m. EST


Managing your municipality's assets using an integrated approach can help you take efficient action on climate change and reduce its impacts on your municipality. In this free webinar, learn about asset management and approaches being currently used by Canadian municipalities. Find out how you can take on the effects of climate change with sound asset management practices, and how this can help your community better prepare for the future.


  • Angela Danyluk, Sustainability Specialist, Planning, Urban Design & Sustainability, City of Vancouver, BC
  • Karina Richters, Supervisor, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change, City of Windsor, ON
  • Kim Fowler, M.Sc., MCIP, RPP, Principal, Sustainability Makes Cents Consulting
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