About FCM

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
  • Get results!

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 80th anniversary in 2017, 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 creat legislation that would give communities more control over the actions of utility companies and 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.

In August 2013, the FCM created the National Municipal Rail Safety Working Group to provide strategic input to insure that FCM’s work in this area reflects shared national concerns and perspectives, and provides a mechanism for coordination among members at the national level.

National Municipal Rail Safety Working group

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and the Railway Association of Canada (RAC) are committed to building a common approach to the prevention and resolution of issues that may arise when people live and work in close proximity to railway operations.