Resources: Strengthening your municipality’s circular economy initiatives
Find case studies, exercises and worksheets to help your municipality reduce waste and strengthen its circular economy initiatives.See Resource
Resource library: Community Buildings Retrofit
Find practical case studies and guidance for planning your local community building retrofit.
Resources: Community Efficiency Financing
Read guidebooks and case studies to see how municipalities are designing home upgrade financing programs.
Understanding energy efficiency: A guide for affordable housing providers
This guide is for affordable housing providers, such as municipalities or housing cooperatives, interested in improving energy efficiency in their buildings.
Video: Yorkton meets their feasibility study goals by valuing community involvement
Glenda Holmes, Water Works Manager, explains how a feasibility study helped the City of Yorkton ramp up the environmental benefits of its new water treatment plant by treating the wastewater it produced.
Webinar recording: Take your project from study to capital
Watch this webinar recording and discover how others have successfully converted studies into a capital project that provides social, economic and environmental benefits.
Webinar recording: The 5 keys to a green municipal project business case
Watch this webinar recording and discover the five critical focus areas you need to address to get your project started, from financing and partnerships to integrating a triple-bottom-line approach.
Case studies: 2020 Sustainable Communities Award winners
Case study: Neighbourhood model helps Toronto Region communities implement infrastructure retrofits
Case study: Campbell River, BC, develops plan to protect against rising sea levels
Case study: Constructed wetland treats wastewater and adds green space in Loyalist Township, ON
Case study: Understanding climate change impacts key to prioritizing drainage infrastructure projects in Vernon, BC
Town boosts wastewater treatment capacity and improves water quality
Passive approach to wastewater treatment yields fewer GHGs and lower costs
Wastewater from water treatment system used for wetlands, wildlife and community space
Deep lake water revolutionizes cooling and improves water quality for residents
Webinar recordings: Best practices in municipal sustainability
How are cities and communities of all sizes tackling their environmental challenges? Find out from our five-part webinar series on innovations and opportunities in municipal energy, waste, water, transportation and land use initiatives.
Report: Water management trends in Canadian municipalities
A snapshot of existing and emerging water management trends, best practices and opportunities for innovation.
Mississauga road low-impact development stormwater pilot project
Case study: Manitoba town leads innovation in northern communities
Case study: Okotoks proves natural stormwater management works
Guide: 2018 Sustainable Communities Awards project guide: Water
Learn how to implement the best practices and strategies used by Okotoks, AB, our 2018 Sustainable Communities Awards water winner.
Webinar recording: How to prepare a GMF capital project application
Need advice for preparing your GMF capital project funding application? Watch our webinar recording to hear tips from our staff and find out what reviewers are looking for.