|Municipal governments and First Nations across Canada are working together to provide improved and cost-effective services to their residents while strengthening ties between the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal populations in Canada. Although there are many successful service agreements, there are also many communities that have yet to meet their neighbour and work collaboratively. Through improved communication and relationship-building, First Nations and municipalities can create partnerships based on respect and a sense of community to meet their mutual service and infrastructure needs.
|Canada’s property taxpayers subsidize telecommunications companies by more than $107 million a year. That’s how much municipal governments pay so these for-profit companies can dig up our streets and use public rights-of-way without paying the full cost. FCM has long supported Canadian municipalities in their struggle to regain control over their property and save taxpayers money.
Page 30 of this toolkit has a checklist for municipalities wishing to draft their Municipal Access Agreement.
|Municipal Affairs, along with sector partners, has developed a new interactive tool to help you assess the sustainability of your municipal operations and help you identify opportunities for improvement. The easy to use interactive tool allows municipalities to evaluate the sustainability of their municipal operations by answering questions related to the key areas of municipal sustainability. Based on the responses, the tool will provide municipalities with a score related to each area. Examining the self-assessment scores will help municipalities assess the things that are going well and areas where there are opportunities for improvement. This tool is exclusively for municipal use and results are not required to be shared.|