Affordable housing: our chance to get it right
Housing is more than just a roof over your head. Safe, affordable housing makes our cities and communities welcoming places to live, work and start a business. It's also important to retaining workers and attracting newcomers to enrich our neighbourhoods and drive economic growth.
The Opioid Crisis: city-based solutions
More and more Canadians are dying from opioid overdoses. Cities and local first responders are on the front lines—reviving people from overdoses, distributing overdose-prevention drugs, and educating the public about the dangers of illegal opioid use.
Mayors meet Prime Minister on housing and transit
In a substantive meeting this morning, Canada's big-city mayors urged the Prime Minister to use his government's next budget to launch a new era of public transit and to tackle Canada's housing affordability crisis head-on.
Climate change: Local solutions are the key
Don Iveson, Mayor of Edmonton and Chair of FCM's Big City Mayors' Caucus, issued the following statement on the conclusion of the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) on climate change held November 7-18 in Marrakech, Morocco.
FCM’s Big City Mayors’ Caucus meets with senior cabinet ministers to discuss economic and climate solutions
The mayors of Canada’s big cities met with the federal Ministers of Finance, Environment and Infrastructure today to discuss how cities can help their government deliver on its ambitious green, social and economic agenda.
FCM’s Big City Mayors meet with federal ministers on the economy and climate change
Mayors of Canada’s big cities will meet with Minister of Finance Bill Morneau Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna and Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amarjeet Sohi.
We need more funding to tackle housing crisis, mayors tell feds at Toronto summit
Mayors want more than $12 billion in federal infrastructure funding.
Big city mayors ask feds for $12.6B for affordable housing
The mayors of Canada's largest cities are making a billion-dollar push for federal housing money just as the Liberals are set to finalize a national strategy, and the minister responsible is trying to manage expectations.
Ottawa non-committal on social-housing funds for cities
Toronto Mayor John Tory and his counterparts from other major Canadian cities made their case on Friday...