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We offer municipalities, municipal associations, elected officials and municipal staff opportunities to get involved in a variety of international initiatives.

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Why you should get involved

Participating in FCM's international initiatives can help your municipality:

  • Improve services by learning new methods and best practices from municipal experts from across the globe
  • Enhance skills by increasing the capacity of your team to work in difficult circumstances while strengthening intercultural communication and project management skills
  • Build your reputation and put your community on the map by contributing to the development of effective, sustainable services in other countries
  • Find new trade linkages by discovering new opportunities for your city's businesses and institutions at the global level
  • Foster community engagement and pride by developing new friendships, strengthening civic engagement and increasing cultural understanding 

How to get involved

There are three ways to participate in our international work:

  • As a municipality - One lead coordinator and up to four municipal practitioners participate in the design and management of a project overseas
  • As an individual - Individual skills and expertise are matched with specific partner needs
  • As a host for study tours - Municipalities share best practices by hosting delegations from overseas

Who we are looking for

We often need municipal experts in the following areas of expertise:

  • Communications
  • Economic development
  • Geomatics and engineering
  • Governance and legal affairs
  • Intergovernmental relations
  • Municipal administration
  • Permits and licensing
  • Project and contract management
  • Taxation and municipal finance
  • Urban planning
  • Waste management
  • Gender equality

How much it costs to get involved

We cover travel, accommodation, meals and other project-related cost through funding provided by Global Affairs Canada. Municipalities are asked only to donate the time of their experts through salary contribution while they are on a mission. (Assignments typically involve two or three technical missions each year.)

  • Jordan Municipal Support Project (JMSP) Partner

    Please apply by Sunday, December 3, 2017

    JMSP is seeking to establish a pool of Canadian municipalities, municipal organizations or regional municipal structures interested to serve as partners and models of expertise in municipal governance, solid waste management, and community engagement.  

Page Updated: 04/07/2017