|The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has been the national voice of municipal government since 1901. With over 2,000 members, FCM represents the interests of municipalities on policy and program matters that fall within federal jurisdiction. Members include Canada’s largest cities, small urban and rural communities, and 21 provincial and territorial municipal associations. For more information, visit www.fcm.ca|
|The Caribbean Association of Local Government Authorities is a not for profit organization established to facilitate the further development of Local Government within the Caribbean region. CALGA was established in 1992, and was incorporated in 1995. The Association’s membership comprises mainly National Local Government Associations, and, Local Authorities and Ministries responsible for Local Government where there are no National Associations. For more information, visit www.calga.org|
|The Caribbean Forum of Local Government Ministers (CFLGM) was established in 2004 and its “aim is to strengthen local governance and advance local democracy in the region”.|
|The Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF) was founded in 1995 as a focus for action on local democracy in the Commonwealth. It works to promote and strengthen democratic local government across the Commonwealth, and to encourage the exchange of good practice to support the development of democratic values and good governance. CLGF is a membership organization and has more than 170 members in 40 countries including ministries of local government, local government associations and individual authorities. For more information visit www.clgf.org.uk.
|The Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) was established by the Treaty of Chaguaramas in 1973. There are 15 Member States and 5 Associate States in CARICOM. The Community is focused on improving standards of living and work; accelerated, co-ordinated and sustained economic development and convergence and enhanced levels of international competitiveness, among other objectives. For more information on CARICOM, visit www.caricom.org.
|The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) came into being on June 18th 1981and is now a nine member grouping comprising Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines. Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands are associate members of the OECS. The OECS is administered by a Central Secretariat and the Islands share a single currency and Supreme Court. See more at www.oecs.org
|Currently, CARILED partners with local governance ministries, bodies and associations in 7 Caribbean countries. These include: