Influencing policy and programs that fall within federal jurisdiction is vital to helping us build strong, sustainable communities across the country and share our expertise around the world. From roads and housing to policing and green innovation, municipalities contribute greatly to the quality of life in Canada and abroad – yet, our role is not fully understood. Through FCM, we are changing this.
FCM tells the story of the millions of lives we impact every day. Speaking as one, we talk persuasively, we talk credibly and we strive to ensure federal decision-making reflects the needs of our constituents.
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) is proud to present this guidebook. The purpose of the guidebook is twofold. First, it describes the lessons and experiences of six municipal working groups from all regions of Canada that took part in FCM's Head Start Program. Second, it presents a practical approach that may be used to create additional Head Start groups that support young women's participation in local government.