Partners for Climate Protection Program

Advisory Services

Become a member of the Partners for Climate Protection program for a step by step process to implement climate change mitigation strategies. Members get expert advice and networking opportunities with other municipalities taking action on climate change.

Why become a member

Members participating in this program will:

  • find cost savings,
  • reduce greenhouse gas emissions,
  • develop climate change action plans,
  • implement energy management initiatives,
  • improve local resident’s health with better air quality,
  • and create jobs.


Municipalities get FREE support through the membership, including:

  • one-on-one advice from technical experts on climate change mitigation,
  • access to energy management tools, templates, workshops, and webinars,
  • municipal case studies highlighting lessons learned from across Canada.
  • exclusive networking opportunities to learn from other municipalities in Alberta.

Municipalities are guided through a 5-step Milestone Framework.

The Milestone Framework

From creating an inventory, to setting and reaching your emissions reduction target, each step moves you closer to achieving that goal: 

  1. Create a Baseline Emissions Inventory and Forecast
  2. Set Emissions Reduction Targets
  3. Develop a Local Action Plan
  4. Implement the Local Action Plan
  5. Monitor Progress and Report Results

We will support you by providing an online tool to help you through the framework.

Members are required to:

  • Move through the Milestone Framework within 10 years of joining,
  • Report on progress at least once every 2 years,
  • Actively participate in program activities and share your experience with other network members,
  • Email us if your contact information changes.

Tip: Schedule a meeting with our staff to discuss milestone progression and receive feedback on climate action initiatives.

Community of Practice

Join PCP member municipalities from all over the province.

  • Share knowledge and best practices with each other municipal staff and elected officials
  • Exclusive networking opportunities through the PCP Hub
  • Quarterly Community of Practice meetings

PCP Program Members in Alberta

  • Town of Banff
  • City of Beaumont
  • County of Big Lakes
  • Town of Black Diamond
  • City of Calgary
  • Town of Canmore
  • City of Cold Lake
  • Town of Devon
  • Town of Drayton Valley
  • City of Edmonton
  • City of Grande Prairie
  • Town of Hinton
  • Municipality of Jasper
  • City of Leduc
  • City of Lethbridge
  • Town of Okotoks
  • Town of Olds
  • Parkland County
  • Town of Rimbey
  • City of Spruce Grove
  • City of St Albert
  • Town of Stony Plain
  • Strathcona County
  • Town of Turner Valley

You can view all 400+ members across the nation on FCM’s map

Get started

Join in 4 steps

Step 1:
Read the Guidebook and the Milestone Submission Checklist.

Step 2: Print this joining resolution, and have your council adopt and sign it. It clarifies the responsibilities and requirements of membership.

Step 3:
Appoint 1 staff member and 1 elected official to be your main contacts. Let them know they are responsible for this file.

Step 4:
Email your adopted council resolution, along with the staff member’s and elected official’s contact information to

Need a little boost to convince your council to join? Contact our staff, request a presentation for your next meeting, or register for an upcoming webinar.

No municipality is too big or too small to participate.

400 Canadian municipalities participating

66% of Canadians are represented

25 Alberta municipalities participating

31 milestones completions awarded

The Partners for Climate Protection program is administered by ICLEI — Local Governments for Sustainability and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. They recruit organizations across Canada to be Regional Climate Advisors to help administer the program. The Municipal Climate Change Action Centre is the Regional Climate Advisor for Alberta.

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