APPLY FOR NEW CLIMATE CHANGE CAPITAL PROJECT GRANTS
FCM now offers grants of up to $1 million for capital projects to help Canadian municipalities adapt to the new realities of climate change impacts and reduce GHG emissions. Grants are available through the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program, delivered by FCM and funded by the Government of Canada. Apply today.
CAMA PARTNERS WITH FCM ON INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS
The Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) will work with the International Department of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCMI) to promote and facilitate the involvement of Canadian municipalities in FCMI’s programming. The program will connect municipal professionals in Canada with emerging countries around the world in an effort to provide technical assistance.
FCMI provides capacity building support to municipalities and local government associations in emerging countries around the world. FCMI programs would benefit from the establishment of a link with municipal professionals in Canada to provide technical assistance overseas on a volunteer basis in specific areas of expertise such as municipal management, strategic planning, economic development, organizational development, etc. FCMI programs would benefit from the engagement of employed and retired municipal administrators as program needs range from short (one to two week missions) to long term (one to three month) contracts.
CAMA identified, through member surveys, the desirability for member services to include International Exchange Programs and access to professional development opportunities.
This service is available to all CAMA members who are currently employed or retired and would be interested in participating in specialized short, medium, and long term assignments as outlined in the international section of the FCM website.
For further information, please contact Ms. Carilynn Siemens at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to receive notification as soon as new opportunities arise for engagement in FCM international programs, please contact: email@example.com.
FIRST NATIONS-MUNICIPAL COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE (CEDI)
In October 2013, FCM officially launched a new domestic program called First Nations – Municipal Community Economic Development Initiative (CEDI). The program aims to improve the economic prosperity of participating municipalities and adjacent First Nations through joint community economic development planning.
The program is currently looking for “volunteer peer mentors” – professionals and elected officials with experience in community economic development, working with First Nations communities or municipalities. Do you know such leaders within your networks who could be interested to contribute to this initiative or would you be interested yourself?
To learn about CEDI, please visit this link.
If you require further information, please contact Helen Patterson, FCM’s Program Manager (First Nations – Municipal CEDI) at 613-907-6320 or Helen.firstname.lastname@example.org.