FCM’s Leadership in Brownfield Renewal (LiBRe) network links municipal staff from Canadian cities and communities of all sizes. Their municipalities have committed to remediating and redeveloping brownfield sites.

Whether you’re a novice or an expert, you can join the network and use our seven-step framework to move your municipality toward achieving its brownfield redevelopment goals. You’ll learn how to identify, navigate and reduce barriers to site redevelopment.

If you’ve ever faced a lack of funding, had questions around liability, or dealt with orphaned sites, this network is for you. You’ll learn how to bring these abandoned sites back into productive use.

What you’ll do

  • Network with your peers
  • Share knowledge and seek advice
  • Participate in learning activities
  • Access free tools and resources

What you’ll learn

  • How to encourage brownfield redevelopment
  • How to build dialogue with key stakeholders
  • How to benefit from tax incentives
  • How to implement innovative brownfield remediation

Your commitment

  • Join up to four online meetings each year
  • Attend one in-person workshop
  • Report on progress in a five-minute, online survey once per year
  • Implement our seven-step framework at your own space

How you get started

  • Not a member? Join today!
  • Consult LiBRe’s seven-step framework and guidebooks

      Featured resources

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      Brownfield Roadmaps

      Guides to processes, regulations and funding for brownfield redevelopment projects

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      Email series: Fostering brownfield redevelopment in your community

      This interactive microlearning approach is designed to support municipal staff and elected officials when considering redevelopment opportunities in Canadian cities and communities.

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      Guide: How to create and implement a brownfield strategy

      Learn different types of brownfield strategies and how they can be applied in municipal planning

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      Case studies

      Read about initiatives your peers have run using GMF funding. Their stories are inspiring.

      Measuring the value of natural assets

      How the City of Saskatoon assessed the value of the ecosystem services provided by its green infrastructure

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