FPEIM Newsletter February 2017
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FPEIM Releases Municipal Restructuring Toolkit

The Federation of PEI Municipalities has released "BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE: A GUIDE TO MUNICIPAL RESTRUCTURING".
As municipalities face existing challenges and new requirements, many municipal councils are recognizing that their municipality is not sustainable.  This Toolkit  is designed to support municipal councils that would like to explore options for building a more sustainable future through restructuring.
The new Municipal Government Act introduces broader powers for municipalities along with stronger accountability measures and other new requirements. Many of these new requirements respond to changing public expectations.
As municipalities face existing challenges and new requirements, many municipal councils recognize that they are not sustainable and need to consider restructuring.  This Toolkit is designed to facilitate this process.

FPEIM 60th Annual Meeting April 24, 2017

The City of Charlottetown is hosting the 60th Annual Meeting of the Federation of PEI Municipalities on Monday April 24, 2017 at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel.  The day promises a full and interesting agenda.  Premier Wade MacLauchlan will address the meeting at lunch.  Other confirmed speakers included Federation of Canadian Municipalities President Clark Somerville, Chief Superintendent Joanne Crampton, Commanding Officer, Prince Edward Island RCMP, and Keynote Speaker Mayor Pam Mood of Yarmouth, NS.  We are also expecting a good turnout for our always popular Cabinet Ministers' Forum.
A full agenda a registration package will be circulated shortly.

New Climate and Infrastructure Programs Announced

On February 2, 2017, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) President, Clark Somerville, launched two new programs to address climate change in communities and to strengthen infrastructure planning and decision-making.
The Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program and the Municipal Asset Management Program, which will be delivered by the FCM, will provide municipalities with access to funding, training and learning opportunities to increase their capacity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, build resilience to the impacts of climate change, and support better planning and management of municipal infrastructure.
Details about the programs are available online:

    Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program
    Municipal Asset Management Program

Charlottetown's Nicholas Cahill: Local Climate Change Hero

Nicholas Cahill, the City of Charlottetown's Energy Efficiency Coordinator, has been recognized by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Partners for Climate Protection Program as a "Local Climate Change Hero"..
Read an interview with Nicholas on FCM's website here.

Confederation Centre to Offer Performances of New Musical to Communities

Since It Is Canada's 150th Birthday, There is no Charge

Thanks to funding from the Government of Canada and Canada150, the Confederation Centre is able to offer this show with no presenting fee.  In addition they will cover the costs of all transportation and accommodation.
The full poster with additional details and contact information is available here.

2017 FCM Roll of Honour

Do you know a municipal champion who deserves national recognition? FCM’s Roll of Honour is a great way to thank these individuals for their dedication to local government.
See the Terms of Reference for criteria and other information. The Roll of Honour will be awarded at FCM’s Annual Conference in June.
Please submit your nominations to 
honour@fcm.ca by Monday, March 6, 2017. 

Connect to Innovate Program Application Deadline Extended

The application deadline for the Connect to Innovate rural broadband program has been extended from March 13, 2017, to April 20, 2017.
Prior to launching Connect to Innovate, extensive consultations about the program's parameters, including the amount of time applicants would require to apply, were held across the country. Recently, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada received feedback from communities indicating that more time was needed to prepare applications given the complexity of their projects and the number of partners involved.
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