Federation of Canadian Municipalities launches brownfields leadership program

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) officially launched the Leadership in Brownfield Renewal (LiBRe) program at the Canadian Brownfields Network’s annual conference on June 17, 2015, in Toronto, Ontario.

LiBRe aims to help communities and brownfield practitioners understand, navigate and reduce barriers to brownfield redevelopment by providing them with peer learning activities, networking opportunities and knowledge resources.

The LiBRe program is a network of Canadian municipalities that are committed to bringing brownfield sites back into productive use. Offered through FCM’s Green Municipal Fund (GMF), the program aims to help municipal practitioners develop knowledge and skills to facilitate brownfield redevelopment. By joining LiBRe, participants will connect with their peers to better understand, navigate and reduce barriers to brownfield redevelopment.

LiBRe members engage in online learning activities with their peers and other brownfield experts, and participate in annual face-to-face workshops. They share materials developed through a guided, collaborative learning process and report their progress to GMF. Knowledge is shared within the LiBRe network and among other municipalities (via the GMF website).

Membership is open to any Canadian municipality, large or small.

Visit the GMF web site and complete the online LiBRe membership form to enroll in activities starting in September, 2015.

See the GMF/LiBRe website.

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