Selkirk Climate Change Adaptation Strategy
The City of Selkirk has developed a long-term strategy to assess risks facing the community and how to respond. Developed through a collaborative planning process with the Prairie Climate Centre, Selkirk shows that solutions are within our grasp provided that applied planning and a commitment to action go hand in hand.
In Canada, everybody pretty much understands that average temperatures are generally warmer toward the south. Thus, one would reasonably expect that as our climates warm, our temperatures will become more like those currently found in the United States. That is, we should expect that the climates currently found in the United States will ‘migrate’ northward. But how far? And how fast? The analogues are usually presented on maps, so that one can visually and quickly see how far climates are projected to ‘migrate’ in the coming years.
Climate Atlas of Canada
The Climate Atlas of Canada combines climate science, mapping, and storytelling together with Indigenous Knowledges and community-based research and video to inspire awareness and action. Explore our maps over on the Atlas.
Disability Justice: Film making and Storytelling
As disability justice and climate issues collide, Cripping Climate Adaptation lays bare the often disastrous consequences of overlooking people with disabilities and illustrates the need to consider the unique needs of people with disabilities and include them in climate adaptation.
MCRT via BRACE
The Manitoba Climate Resilience Training (MCRT) Project, funded by the BRACE program, aims to create tailored approaches to integrate climate risk and opportunities into decision-making and planning within the Northern Business, Indigenous, Planning, and Infrastructure sectors in Manitoba.
Guided by the advice of the Indigenous Wisdom Advisory Panel, the long-term goal of ICCON is to support shared stewardship of Alberta’s resources by enabling Alberta’s Indigenous knowledge holders and scientists to co-produce the best available knowledge of climate change.
Indigenous Climate Atlas Launch
In 2022, the Climate Atlas of Canada team -- in partnership with the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), Métis National Council (MNC), and numerous Indigenous collaborators -- launched Indigenous-focused data, knowledge, and resources developed by, with, and for Métis, First Nations, and Inuit communities. This launch made public climate data for all 634 First Nations communities, all 53 Inuit communities, and projects across the Métis homeland as well as new videos and resources to support Indigenous-led climate solutions.
MCRT Planning Modules
The planning modules focus on the impacts of climate change that are being seen across Manitoba and highlight the role of planners in addressing these impacts. The modules included here are Manitoba's Changing Climate, A Path Forward, and Dollars And Sense.
Prairie Climate Atlas
The Prairie Climate Atlas was created as a tool for communicating the severity of climate change in the Prairie Provinces. The collection of interactive maps and graphs available throughout the website allow users to explore how climate is projected to change across the Prairies - Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Manitoba. Released in 2016, this project was later followed-up by the release of the Climate Atlas of Canada. As of 2018, the site is now maintained for reference and archival purposes.
Stories from Yukon’s Kluane First Nation
Project led by Kluane First Nation (KFN), in the Yukon, to understand sudden changes in their territory, refocusing the narrative on the stories and wisdom of local people. Through conversation, images and video, this project highlighted KFN’s perspective and showcased lessons on how to adapt to a changing climate, in collaboration with the Prairie Climate Centre (PCC)
Learning for Sustainable Futures: Youth Forum
The PCC hosted a virtual workshop as part of the Learning for Sustainable Futures Youth Forums titled “The Climate Atlas of Canada: A Tool for Climate Action and Health Adaptation.” This workshop includes a demonstration of the Climate Atlas interactive map, an introduction to what climate change means for our health, and finishes with a Climate Atlas scavenger hunt. The release of the workshop is part of a webinar series for teachers and their classrooms in 2021 with the goal of providing meaningful sustainability experiences for students.