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"The Federation of Canadian Municipalities is the national voice of municipal government representing 90 per cent of Canada's municipal population. United, we ...
Tell our story
Partner constructively with the federal government
Influence policy and programs
FCM has been the national voice of municipal government since 1901. Members include Canada's largest cities, small urban and rural communities, and 20 provincial and territorial municipal associations.
Municipal leaders from all parts of Canada assemble annually to establish FCM policy on key issues.
FCM celebrated its 76th anniversary in 2013, but it was in 1901 that the first national meeting of municipal leaders was held. The first political initiative of the Union of Canadian Municipalities (UCM) was to convince the federal government to create legislation that would give communities more control over the actions of utility companies within their boundaries.
Today, FCM carries on the tradition of actively advocating to have the needs of municipalities - and their citizens - reflected in federal policies and programs. Year after year, FCM's work has benefitted each and every municipal government and taxpayer in Canada."