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Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program

Federation of Canadian Municipalities


The Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP) is a five-year, $75-million program that helps municipalities prepare for, and adapt to, climate change, and to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs). Delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and funded by the Government of Canada, MCIP is available to all municipalities and their partners.  

The type of initiatives the program supports include:
  • The assessment of the vulnerability to flooding of buildings in a neighbourhood.
  • Ways to reduce GHG emissions from waste collection trucks by optimizing routes and reducing the frequency of garbage and recycling pick-up.
  • Plans to encourage residents to use less polluting forms of transportation by encouraging cycling, walking and transit.
  • The impact of a municipal policy change, such as a no-idling policy.  

MCIP aims to maximize the impacts of new federal investments in municipal infrastructure. During its five-year lifespan, the program will enable more than 600 municipalities and partner organizations to build their capacity to reduce GHG emissions and adapt to climate change.

Eligible Plans and Studies: 

  • GHG emission reduction and community energy plans
  • Transportation and land use plans
  • Climate change adaptation plans
  • Energy: Climate mitigation studies
  • Solid waste: Climate mitigation studies
  • Water: Climate mitigation studies
  • Transportation: Climate mitigation studies
  • Community initiatives: Climate mitigation studies
  • Extreme temperature: Climate adaptation studies
  • Flooding and drought: Climate adaptation studies
  • Wind events: Climate adaptation studies
  • Community initiatives: Climate adaptation studies

Contact Name: Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program
Contact Phone: 1-877-997-9926
Contact Email:
Subject Area(s): Planning and Development, Climate Change, Infrastructure
Last Reviewed: May 25, 2020, 3:50 pm
Deadline: Tuesday, March 15, 2022
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