New Report Highlights Water Priorities for Sustainable and Resilient Communities in Canada
The Canadian Water Network's (CWN) has issued a report that leads the national discussion on what municipalities need, want and can address in order to collectively move forward as sustainable water communities. More information can be found on the CWN website.
FCM calls for a national leaders debate
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities is calling for a national leaders debate. A petition calling for this can be signed here. More information can be found here.
Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program
Municipalities are eligible to apply for funding under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program. Information on this can be found here.
New FCM report on the housing crisis
FCM has issued a new report on the growing housing crisis in Canada. The report is available at the following link:
The Federation of PEI Municipalities held its 2015 Annual Meeting on Monday, May 25, 2015 at the Linkletter Community Center. The packed house of delegates heard from Premier Wade MacLauchlan and Minister of Communities, Land and Environment Robert Mitchell. Other speakers included PC Leader Rob Lantz, FCM President Brad Woodside, Go!PEI's Francois Caron and Dr. Adam Fenech of the UPEI Climate Lab.
Premier Wade MacLauchlan addresses the 2015 FPEIM AGM while Robert Mitchell, Minister of Communities, Land and Environment and FPEIM President Bruce MacDougall look on.
FCM calls for the federal government to invest in cities. Visit their new website and endorse the Blueprint for Cities.
FPEIM launches new website - BuildPEICommunities.ca
FPEIM has launched a new website - BuildPEICommunities.ca to build awareness of the need to strengthen municipalities. The news release can be found here.
FPEIM Provides Information on Municipal Issues to all Provincial Candidates
The Federation of PEI Municipalities has provided information on municipal issues to all candidates standing for election in the May 4, 2015 Provincial Election. A package highlighting key issues has been sent to each candidate.
FPEIM Calls on Political Parties To Focus on Strengthening Municipalities
The Federation of PEI Municipalities is calling on all of PEI’s political parties to make the strengthening of Island municipalities a key part of their 2015 election platforms.
FPEIM Executive members meet with Liberal Leader Wade MacLauchlan (top left); Conservative Leader Rob Lantz (top right); Green Party Leader Peter Bevan-Baker (bottom left); and NDP Leader Mike Redmond (bottom right) during 2015 Provincial Election campaign.
A copy of FPEIM's Election 2015 news release is available here. Diane Griffin, Vice-President of Cities/Towns, FPEIM submitted an opinion letter to The Guardian.
Change in Date for FPEIM 2015 Annual Meting
With the expectation that the originally scheduled date of April 27, 2015 will fall in the midst of a provincial election campaign, FPEIM's Board of Directors has changed the date to Monday, May 25, 2015. The location remains the same: the Linkletter Community Center.
Removing Barriers to Young Women's Participation in Local Governments
In honor of International Women Day, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities launched The Head Start Guide to encourage young women’s participation in local government.
"Women make an invaluable contribution and our communities and our country cannot afford to miss out on the insights and expertise of half its citizens," said Brad Woodside, President of FCM.
Share FCM's guide and toolkit with all the amazing women that are part of your network!
Mayors of Canada's Big Cities call on federal parties to spell out a serious plan for building Canada's future through its cities
The mayors of Canada's biggest cities made a united call today for a new focus from federal political parties on building Canada's future through its cities. The press release can be found here. Check out FCM's website for more information.
Municipal Orientation 2015 a success
The full day session was well attended on Saturday, January 10, 2015. Andre Daigle, Droit Juris Law, Centre for Excellence in Governance spoke about Roles & Responsibilities for the morning. Delegates heard from Perlene Morrison, Partner, Stewart McKelvey, on Conflict of Interest & Liability in the afternoon. Rob Philpott, Chief Financial Officer, City of Summerside, made a presentation on Municipal Finance.