October 20, 2020 – October 22, 2020 all day America/Halifax Timezone
Virtual Event
Various costs

Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 – Thursday, October 22, 2020
Location: Virtual event

Join us online for FCM’s Sustainable Communities Conference, Canada’s leading sustainability event for municipal leaders and practitioners.

Participating in Canada’s leading sustainability conference for municipalities has never been easier! The 2020 Sustainable Communities Conference has gone virtual.

From October 20th to 22nd the Sustainable Communities Conference will bring together world-leading experts and Canada’s most dedicated local practitioners for in-depth conversations and learning sessions, all with a mission to help cities and communities across the country be more sustainable for the people we serve.

Your virtual conference registration includes:

  • Access to all scheduled educational programming
  • Access to the exhibitors and sponsors
  • Access to all scheduled networking events
  • Access to on-demand educational programming during and post-conference

Conference Rates

Registration for the Conference cannot be shared between two or more participants. Only one individual can participate under a single registration, for the duration of the conference.

Regular Rate
Member $70
Non-Member $85

Only current registered exhibitors / sponsors are eligible for these fees

Speaker $70
Student* $20

Registration fees must be paid in full by credit card (VISA, MasterCard or American Express) at the time of registration.
13% HST will be added to your registration fee.

*To qualify for the student rate, you must be enrolled in a full-time post-secondary recognized academic program. Part-time graduate or post-graduate students are subject to FCM approval.


Conference Code of Conduct

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities is committed to the highest standard of respect and dignity at each one of its events may they be in-person or online. All participants of the 2020 Sustainable Communities Conference must comply with FCM’s Code of Conduct. The code mandates that participants conduct themselves in a safe and welcoming manner—free from harassment or discrimination. This core ethical standard applies to all facets of the conference where participants are in attendance.

FCM does not tolerate harassment of any kind. Should you be subject to—or witness any—inappropriate or threatening behaviour or language, please notify registration staff by email at register@fcm.ca. Anyone found to be acting in such a manner will have their registration revoked and asked to leave the virtual conference platform immediately.


If you need to cancel or change your registration for the FCM 2020 Sustainable Communities Conference, you must do so in writing by sending us an email. Cancellation requests will NOT be accepted by any other means.

Cancellation fees will be applied to conference registration.

Refund schedule and policy

The amount of your refund will depend on when we receive your notice of cancellation. Please consult this schedule for refund amounts:

Notice of cancellation received by: Refund:
By September 13, 2020 (11:59 p.m. EDT) 100 per cent
Between September 14-25, 2020 (11:59 p.m. EDT) 50 per cent
On and after September 26, 2020 No refund

For cancellations received before September 25, 2020, refunds will be credited to you by cheque or to the original credit card used for payment. The following information will appear on the credit card statement once the refund is completed: FCM-FED CND MUN.

After September 26, 2020, refunds will only be considered for medical or personal emergencies only. Please send us an email to request a refund due to an emergency. For medical emergencies, you must attach a letter from your doctor. The deadline to submit these requests is October 23, 2020.

We do not issue a refund or credit for portions of the conference which you did not attend.


Registration for the 2020 Sustainable Communities Conference cannot be shared between two or more participants. Only one individual can participate under a single registration, for the duration of the conference. However, delegates may nominate another person from their organization to attend in their place, up to 24 hours before the start of the event. Please send us an email to request a substitution. If a registered delegate is unable to find a substitute to take his or her place, the cancellation policy applies.

Registration Confirmation

An email confirmation will be sent once registration has been completed and fully paid online. From your account in the FCM portal, you will be able to update your profile, modify your registration, and print a copy of your registration invoice.

Authorized Soliciting and Marketing

Except for authorized Sponsors and Exhibitors, delegates may not use the Conference as a forum for soliciting and marketing to FCM’s municipal delegates. Those delegates wishing to have such privileges are encouraged to register for the virtual conference as a Sponsor or an Exhibitor. Otherwise, FCM may revoke the registered participants who, in the opinion of FCM, conduct such soliciting and marketing activities.

Contact Information

A list of all Conference delegates (Name, Title, Organization) may be shared with Conference Sponsors. In addition, whenever you interact with another participant inside the virtual platform, you agree to share your contact information as per your virtual profile.


FCM reserves the right to make changes to the 2020 Sustainable Communities Conference program at any time.

If you have any questions about these Terms and Conditions, please contact:

FCM Conference Registration
register@fcm.ca | T: 613-907-6317

Sustainable Communities Conference