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Green Municipal Fund 2016–2017 Annual Report

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The Green Municipal Fund (GMF) is a key program of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) that helps communities plan and implement sustainability projects, such as initiatives that improve drinking water, waste management and energy efficiency. In the 2016–2017 Annual Report, you can learn how we supported communities of all sizes in fostering meaningful progress on sustainability. From funding innovative projects, to engaging peers in learning and networking opportunities, to sharing lessons learned and best practices, we proudly help Canadian municipalities from coast to coast to coast enhance quality of life for their residents.

Letter to stakeholders

FCM’s new President Jenny Gerbasi and Chair of the GMF Council, Ben Henderson, address FCM’s Green Municipal Fund stakeholders. Read the letter.


FCM has always been known for creating connections between orders of government and as a voice for a wide variety of issues that impact Canadians and municipalities. The featured articles below present some highlights and updates of the past year that demonstrate our commitment to helping communities through knowledge-sharing, funding and support initiatives.

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Triple bottom line
GMF initiatives show significant results achieved in environmental, economic and social benefits

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Record number of applications means increased funding from FCM

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Peer learning
FCM harnesses the power of shared experiences to leverage peer learning

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GMF zeroes in on net zero
FCM supports leading municipalities with net zero initiatives

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Facilitating collaboration
Small and rural communities face unique challenges — FCM offers unique solutions

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Long-term relationships
Supporting and developing municipal leaders in sustainability

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Mutually beneficial partnerships
Partnerships with national and international organizations improve FCM programs

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Improved wastewater systems protect bodies of water and the quality of drinking water

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FCM assists municipalities through brownfield redevelopment challenges

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Climate change
Municipalities take action on climate change in national and international initiatives

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GMF reviews improve projects
Independent analysis central to GMF's peer review process

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Detailed account of GMF's impacts for 2016-2017

The Government of Canada endowed the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) with $550 million to establish the Green Municipal FundTM. An additional $125 million top-up to this endowment was also announced in Budget 2016 and will be added to the Fund in 2017–18. The Fund supports partnerships and leveraging of both public and private-sector funding to reach higher standards of air, water and soil quality, and climate protection.
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Page Updated: 06/06/2018