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FPEIM Newsletter March 2017
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FPEIM 60th Anual Meeting
Monday April 24, 2017


Register now for FPEIM's 60th Annual Meeting hosted by the City of Charlottetown at the Rodd Charlottetown.  We will be celebrating the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Federation.  The founding meeting was held on May 9, 1957, also at the Rodd Charlottetown.

The preliminary agenda and registration package is available here.
FCM Reacts to Federal Budget 2017

FCM says that Federal Budget 2017 is a game-changer for cities and communities. Budget 2017 includes these key recommendations put forward by FCM and Canada’s municipal leaders: 

  • a transformational transit plan
  • significant housing investment
  • growth plan for rural Canada
  • support for local green innovation
To learn more, read FCM’s budget response

More information on Budget 2017 can be found here.

Municipalities across Canada are taking a broader view of social responsibility. In addition to the multitude of programs committed to environmental sustainability and community diversity, leading Canadian cities are planning accessibility into their built environments and encouraging their communities to be more inclusive.  To celebrate this good work, showcase the best national accessibility programs among municipalities both large and small, and measure progress towards a fully accessible Canada, the Rick Hansen Foundation has created the Accessible Cities Award.

This year's chosen municipality will be awarded an Access4All Barrier Buster grant of up to $30,000 for an accessibility infrastructure improvement and associated awareness event of the winning recipient's choice!
Applications close March 31, 2017.

Further details and application forms available here.
Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program
Apply today for new climate change grants
 
Is your municipality looking for ways to take action on climate change? New funding from FCM’s Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program can help. You can now apply for up to $175,000 for plans and studies to prepare for the realities of climate change, including colder winters, hotter summers, extreme storms and droughts, and take steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program is offered through FCM and funded by the Government of Canada. Learn more and apply today.
 
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