Discover the outstanding environmental initiatives that received FCM’s 2020 Sustainable Communities awards. The awards are given in eight categories, plus the Visionary Award that was added this year to honour the 20th anniversary of the Green Municipal Fund.
Below you will find short case studies and TED-style video presentations about each winning project. Find out about the successes and challenges of each winning project and learn best practices your community can apply to develop your next sustainable initiative.
2020 Sustainable Communities Award winners
- Asset Management: City of Vernon, BC — City of Vernon Drainage Infrastructure Prioritization Plan
- Brownfields: City of Montreal, QC — Rehabilitation of the Pointe-Saint-Charles industrial park (PEPSC)
- Climate Change: City of Campbell River, BC — Campbell River Rising Seas
- Energy: Town of Raymond, AB — Raymond Electrical Net Zero
- Inspire Award and Neighbourhoods: City of Edmonton, AB — Blatchford
- Transportation – co-winners
- Waste: Town of Canmore, AB — Canmore Food Waste Collection Pilot
- Water: Corporation of Loyalist Township, ON — Amherstview Water Pollution Control Plant Constructed Wetland
- Visionary Award: Regional Districts of Central Kootenay, East Kootenay, and Kootenay Boundary, BC — Accelerate Kootenays
- Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and nine partner municipalities including: City of Toronto, Regional Municipality of Peel, City of Brampton, City of Mississauga, Town of Caledon, Regional Municipality of York, City of Richmond Hill, City of Markham and City of Vaughan —Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Program
- Town of Paradise, NL — Octagon Pond Brownfield Redevelopment Project
Want to explore all GMF-funded projects? Check out the Projects Database for a complete overview of funded projects and get inspired by municipalities of all sizes, across Canada.