CUSP connects member municipalities, affiliate networks, and key partners to overcome shared challenges and advance individual, yet common goals. 

About CUSP Network

CUSP’s 17 members include Victoria, Saanich, Vancouver, North Vancouver, Surrey, Richmond, New Westminster, Abbotsford, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, Mississauga, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax.

CUSP member cities include (from west to east): Victoria, Saanich, Vancouver, North Vancouver, Surrey, Richmond, New Westminster, Abbotsford, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, Mississauga, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax.

Combined, CUSP’s members represent a population of 18 million, or one half of the county’s population and generate $1 trillion, or 55% of the country’s GDP.

Our Mission

We pursue:

Transformative impact for the equitable and lasting wellbeing of people and planet

We work:

To mitigate climate change through deep GHG reductions and decarbonization,
To build resilience among people and places to a changing climate, and
With a central commitment to restorative climate justice practiced with humility and tenacity

We focus:

On four outcomes critical to achieving durable, scalable, transformative impact:
Strategic leadership and multi-level governance
Transformative climate finance and scale-informed funding/resourcing
Restorative climate justice and affordable clean energy access
Accountability for impact, and adaptive learning and improvement

Our Mission

We pursue:

Transformative impact for the equitable and lasting wellbeing of people and planet

We work:

To mitigate climate change through deep GHG reductions and decarbonization,

To build resilience among people and places to a changing climate, and

With a central commitment to restorative climate justice practiced with humility and tenacity

We focus:

On four outcomes critical to achieving this transformative impact, the type of impact that lasts forever and for everyone:

1.  Strategic leadership and multi-level governance

2.  Transformative climate finance and scale-informed funding/resourcing

3.  Restorative climate justice and affordable clean energy access

4.  Accountability for impact, and adaptive learning and improvement

CUSP believes facilitated peer networks are powerful enablers for responding at scale and in time for the climate emergency. This report explains what we already know to be true – peer networks enable transformative change in the practice, processes, and systems within municipalities and between cities and their partners in senior government:

Our Approach

By cooperating on Canadian-specific issues, Canada’s large and leading cities are able to leverage opportunity with partners, attract funding, and collectively inform FCM efforts to shape federal policy and programs and operationalize those efforts locally.

By cooperating on Canadian-specific issues, Canada’s large and leading cities are able to leverage opportunity with partners, attract funding, and collectively inform FCM efforts to shape federal policy and programs and operationalize those efforts locally.

Strengthening
Relationships

Securing
Funding

Informing
Policy

Centring Canadian Cities

Strengthening
Relationships

Informing
Policy

Securing
Funding

Centring
Canadian Cities