Since 2001, FCM's Sustainable Communities Awards have celebrated the most innovative environmental initiatives in Canadian cities and communities of all sizes. We honour sustainability projects that demonstrate environmental responsibility and excellence while yielding social and economic benefits for their communities. 

The winning projects leverage current and advanced technologies as well as best practices in sustainability and can be replicated across the country to help achieve national climate goals and increase the quality-of-life of Canadians. The awards honour the most innovative and sustainable initiatives in seven categories:  

Applicants are encouraged to apply for the award category that best represents the primary goal or environmental benefit of their initiative. In addition, applicants will be asked to describe how their initiative: 

  • achieves multiple outcomes, including social, economic, and secondary environmental benefits
  • integrates anti-racism, equity and inclusion, and reconciliation (AREI+R) principles to ensure the most equitable solutions

Why apply? 

GMF is a national sustainability leader—as an award winner,  you’ll receive local and national recognition and promotion for your initiative. 

Benefits include: 

  • Recognition from your peers, community, and national media for your municipality’s accomplishments in sustainable development. 
  • Opportunity to showcase and present your initiative at FCM’s Sustainable Communities Conference. 
  • Individual coaching and support to help you develop a TED Talk-style presentation that will be recorded at the conference and shared through FCM’s channels. 
  • Showcase your sustainability initiative as a scalable model that other communities can learn from. 
  • Receive a digital award badge to share on your website and social pages. 

How to submit an application?

Click the link below and fill out the questionnaire before June 28, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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FCM's 2024 Sustainable Communities Awards

Submit an application before June 28, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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