Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program


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.  

MCIP includes grants for plans, feasibility studies and capital projects, as well as temporary salary offsets for municipal staff who implement climate change initiatives.

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.  

Last updated: May 17, 2018