CUSP’s 17 member cities include 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 country’s population and generate $1 trillion, or 55% of the country’s GDP.
There are a number of organizations who contribute to advancing sustainability in Canadian communities; and, local governments, non-profits, and philanthropic organizations are all under increasing pressure to do more and do better with fewer resources.
As sustainability programming in cities pivots from planning to implementation, effective and committed partnerships are critical to pool the requisite skills and resources, and produce the necessary results, within the imperative timelines. CUSP works with a number of affiliate member networks, national partners and funders.