About the Policy Development Guide
I am pleased to introduce the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM’s) PolicyDevelopment Guide for our 74
Annual Conference.This guide provides you with all the information you need to contribute to our centralpurpose: to be your voice in Ottawa. Since 1901, we have represented the interestsof Canadian municipalities on policy and program matters that fall within federal jurisdiction. To continue to do this well, we need to hear from you about your keypriorities and concerns.Saturday, June 4, is FCM’s designated Policy Development Day at our AnnualConference. There, you will have the opportunity to hold FCM’s Board of Directorsaccountable for meeting your past year’s priorities. You will also be able to providedirect input to setting our policy priorities for the coming year.
Section I: Resolutions Plenary (Saturday morning)
The first section of the guide will inform you about our resolutions session. Thissession will be held first thing in the morning on Saturday, June 4. Our resolutionsprocess allows member municipalities to bring their specific concerns and proposalsforward to the entire membership, in order to directly influence our policy positions.This section of the guide outlines the procedures guiding the entire resolutionsprocess and the conduct of the resolution session itself. This section also containsdetails on the resolutions that will be debated.
Section II: Policy Forums (Saturday mid-morning and afternoon)
The second section of the guide provides information on the nine policy forums takingplace during the morning and afternoon of Saturday, June 4. At these forums, you willbe able to engage directly in the work of the standing committees and forums of our Board of Directors. The policy forums will provide primary leadership and oversight of our plans and progress within each of our nine priority areas. Each forum sectioncontains the following: an agenda; a short annual report on the priorities andprogress of that committee over the past year; a policy statement for that committee(for information only); and a list of standing committee members.Brock Carlton
Chief Executive Officer, FCM