2017 Evaluated Communities


Just steps from the majestic St. Lawrence River and the famous Thousand Islands.
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 Margaret Ward


An independent town, situated on the Vermilion River. A vibrant community, that has something for everyone.

Town of

Kingsville is a proud and growing community that flourishes with its continued small town feel.
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Township of Madawaska Valley

This township provides an abundance of recreational, eco-tourism and business for everyone. 
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 Jeremy Bennett

Township of
Minden Hills

Rich in tradition, the township provides strong family values and appreciation of the great outdoors.

 Joshua Brown

Town of Prescott

The Town of Prescott is a welcoming riverside community, rich in natural splendor and culture.

Southwest Middlesex

Soak up the beauty of Southwest Middlesex, home to the amazing “Skunk’s Misery” boasting Carolinian species too numerous to count.
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 Elizabeth Zhao

Township of Southwold

Thriving, community-oriented municipality that continues to grow and prosper by enabling and pursuing residential, agricultural and commercial growth opportunities.

2017 Friends

Municipality of Bluewater

Bluewater is known for its rich agricultural community, beautiful beaches & marinas and three distinct historic villages.


A model of community with a complete set of amenities, all within easy walking distance - a walk made all the more pleasant thanks to the pride the community takes in the public face it shows to the world.

Town of Kapuskasing

The Model Town of the North! We are pleased to invite you into our charming community, whether you're just passing through or staying for a while.

Municipality of
Red Lake

The Red Lake area offers great fishing and hunting along with one of the best-kept ecotourism sites in the world... Woodland Caribou Provincial Park.

The National Program for 2017

Note that the vast majority of these Communities have been nurtured through the Provincial Program. We are an incubator for Ontario Communities that seek to achieve standing at the National level of competition.

Town of Amherstburg • Town of Aylmer• City of Barrie • Town of Cobourg • Town of Essex • Town of Fort Erie • Town of Goderich • Town of Gravenhurst • Municipality of Lambton Shores • Municipality of Leamington • Village of Merrickville-Wolford • Town of Minto • Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake • Town of Orangeville • City of Oshawa • City of Sarnia • Municipality of South Huron • City of Stratford • City of Toronto

CIB Communities that Participated in 2016:

Municipality of Bluewater • Town of Capreol • Town of Cobourg • Village of Merrickville-Wolford • Town of Kingsville • Municipality of Leamington • Township of Madawaska Valley • Township of Minden Hills • Town of Greater Napanee • Town of Orangeville • Heart of Orléans BIA • Town of Prescott • Town of Smooth Rock Falls • Township of Southwold