Annual Report

For 22 years, the Green Municipal Fund (GMF) has helped build environmentally, economically, and socially vibrant communities across Canada. From capacity building, to planning, to capital projects — GMF supports local governments to reduce pollution, improve energy efficiency, revitalize public infrastructure and more. 

In our annual report, Inspiring Innovation, we explore how GMF is working with municipalities to bring to life a vision of the future that is sustainable and prosperous. Learn how GMF-funded initiatives are enabling deep systemic change and moving Canada closer to net-zero emissions by 2050.  

Discover our impact. Read the full report today

Strategic Plan

Learn about the long-term vision for FCM's Green Municipal Fund (GMF) in this strategic plan for 2018-2023.

The strategic plan outlines how GMF will continue to support Canadian cities and communities of all sizes to develop and implement municipal projects that advance innovative solutions to tackle environmental challenges.

It was developed by GMF staff and council following revisions to the federal funding agreement in 2017 and leverages GMF's decades of experience.

Read the full plan to learn about the GMF's objectives and work packages for 2018-2023.

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GMF 2023 strategic plan survey

The Green Municipal Fund is conducting a survey of municipal elected officials, municipal staff, GMF funding recipients, and other interested parties to inform the creation of their next strategic plan.  

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the growth and future of GMF. Complete this 15-minute survey * and help ensure GMF continues to best serve your community.  

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Have questions about the survey? Contact gmfinfo@fcm.ca

* No personal information will be collected and answers will be kept anonymous and confidential. The responses you provide will be combined with the responses of other survey participants and individual responses will not be identified. This information is being collected for the purpose of gathering input into GMF’s Strategic Planning process and will not be used for any other purpose. Your insights and responses are greatly appreciated and are valuable to this important participative exercise. 

GMF 2023 focus groups 

GMF is organizing focus groups to take a deeper dive on key aspects of the GMF strategic plan. If you are interested in learning more about the focus groups and possibly participating, please register here

Past Annual Reports  


For 21 years, the Green Municipal Fund (GMF) has helped build environmentally, economically, and socially vibrant communities across Canada. From capacity building, to planning, to capital projects — GMF supports local governments to reduce pollution, improve energy efficiency, revitalize public infrastructure and more.  

In our annual report, Forward Together, we explore the triple-bottom-line impacts that GMF-funded initiatives have made over the past year and since GMF was founded. Learn how GMF-funded initiatives are enabling deep systemic change and moving Canada closer to net-zero emissions by 2050.   

Discover our impact. Read the full report today

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For over 20 years, the Green Municipal Fund (GMF) has helped Canadian municipalities switch to innovative and sustainable practices, faster. We’ve funded bold municipal initiatives, shared lessons learned across the country, created much-needed resources and brought new solutions to light. Our exceptional track record in municipal sustainability has ushered in a new chapter of aggressive growth at GMF. Last year, GMF was endowed with an additional $950 million federal investment to scale up its mission to drive cost-saving energy-efficiency across Canada and deliver results to Canadians. 

We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished together in the past 12 months. These results showcase how when federal and municipal governments work together, we deliver for Canadians.    

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The 2018-2019 annual report for FCM’s Green Municipal Fund (GMF) showcases how GMF training, resources and funding fuel municipal sustainability initiatives that deliver environmental and economic benefits and build better lives for Canadians from coast to coast to coast. The report shares stories of several highly successful local sustainability projects, and details how much GMF-funded initiatives have contributed to cleaner air and water, reduced waste, increased energy efficiency and improved infrastructure throughout the country.

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FCM's Green Municipal Fund (GMF) supports municipalities across the country in their sustainable community development goals, improving the quality of air, water and land, as well as reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. By investing up to $862 million in projects over nearly two decades, and reducing GHGs by 2.5 million tonnes — the equivalent to taking 571,000 cars off the road — GMF has helped to improve the quality of life for Canadians.

In the 2017-2018 annual report, we show how we continue to support municipal initiatives with significant environmental, economic and social benefits; connect sustainability leaders through networks and other opportunities; build local capacity; and demonstrate the impact of our knowledge resources, training and tools.

You'll also learn more about: 

  • Our efforts to advance municipal sustainability initiatives in cities and communities through funding and innovative replicable practices, like:
    • The district energy system in the City of Revelstoke, BC, which is fueled by locally-sourced wood waste and provides heat to eight buildings
    • The wastewater treatment plant in the Region of Waterloo, ON, that will use biogas as a new energy source to better serve a growing population
  • Our tools, knowledge resources and training opportunities of 2017–2018

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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.

The featured articles in our annual report 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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FCM's Green Municipal Fund 2015–2016 Annual Report showcases how we enable cities and towns of all sizes to raise the bar on sustainability. 

In this year's report, we share stories of how GMF funding and programs help improve the quality of life for Canadians, from cleaner water and more efficient use of resources, such as energy, to better municipal services and public health. 

We also highlight our efforts to improve how we measure the results of our funded projects and how we share the lessons learned through knowledge resources, training, events, learning programs and more.

This year's edition features four main sections:

  • Leadership: Highlights GMF as an innovator and leader in municipal sustainability.
  • Triple bottom line: Showcases the environmental, economic and social benefits of the projects we fund.
  • Support: Reveals how our financial support and work help municipalities achieve their sustainability goals. 
  • Continuous improvement, greater value: Offers a glimpse of our internal initiatives that enhance our effectiveness and impact.

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The GMF 2014-2015 Annual Report showcases GMF's overall impact on municipal capacity — the growing ability of hundreds of municipalities to plan, realize and replicate projects that deliver environmental, economic and social benefits to residents. 

It also includes highlights of key GMF activities and achievements over the year as well as the 2014-2015 financial statements.

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