Make a Wish: Our Hopes for 2021
Welcome to 2021! As we begin the new year, our teams and partners around the world are busy planning engagement activities with experts and local officials, developing new ways of sharing best practices, and growing their networks of peers and allies.
As we reflect on, and rebound from, last year’s challenges, our resolve is strong, and our ambitious goals continue to guide and energize us. That is why, in this issue, we want to celebrate optimism and showcase excellence.
We hope that the 2021 wishes shared by some of our programs will inspire you to follow their progress over the coming months. Whether it’s improved municipal services, a more inclusive political environment or new economic development opportunities, all point to a better quality of life for the vibrant communities where FCM is privileged to work.
While travel restrictions and the introduction of new online tools have altered how we collaborate with our international partners, they never dampened the enthusiasm of our Canadian experts. The skills and expertise they contribute to a wide range of projects are recognized annually with our International Awards. We are delighted to present this year’s nominees and look forward to announcing the winners during Canada’s International Development Week (February 7-13). Stay tuned!
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