Thank you to all those who joined us in Mississauga, ON for LCF 2023!

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2023 Livable cities forum

Most Canadian cities and towns were not built with a vision of a net zero, resilient, and sustainable future. So what does the transition to resilient, equitable, and livable communities look like? How can we embrace diversity and inclusion in the process? And, ultimately, how can we accelerate implementation to keep pace with challenges municipalities face?

The 2023 Livable Cities Forum convened over 300 local leaders, urban professionals, and on-the-ground practitioners from across Canada to explore these questions through the lens of “Intention to Implementation”. Livable Cities Forum: From Intention to Implementation took place in Mississauga, ON from September 25 to 27, 2023 at the Living Arts Centre on the traditional territory and treaty lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and traditional homeland of the Huron-Wendat, Anishinaabe, and Haudenosaunee First Nations.

2022 Program

The LCF 2023 program put the spotlight on implementation to help communities increase the pace and scale of local climate action, explore financing solutions, and reimagine how to approach projects to increase engagement, motivation, and implementation. Sessions were uniquely designed to go beyond presentation-style delivery and included many interactive and engaging workshops, trainings, and discussions to offer hands-on learning opportunities. 

2023 Speakers

Over 100 speakers, facilitators, workshop hosts, and panelists took part in LCF 2023. Speakers offered insightful perspectives, innovative ideas, and lessons learned on program themes. They also engaged with delegates throughout the Forum during interactive sessions and networking events.

2023 Partners

LCF 2023 was hosted by the City of Mississauga and ICLEI Canada in partnership with the Canadian Urban Institute. 

2023 Sponsors

We would like to give a special thanks to LCF 2023’s platinum sponsor, Co-operators, and all other sponsors for their support and contribution to the success of the event. 

Thank you to everyone who joined us in Mississauga for the 2023 Livable Cities Forum.


The Livable Cities Forum is ICLEI Canada's annual event to bring communities together. ICLEI Canada supports local action to achieve net zero, resilience, sustainability, and biodiversity goals. We provide programming, training, and consulting services on a variety of local climate and sustainability issues.


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