Our Home Base
The Prairie Climate Centre operates out of the University of Winnipeg as our home base.
University of Winnipeg
The research community at the University of Winnipeg includes scholars, scientists, and students who pursue research that inquires into fundamental questions in each of the academic disciplines.
Under the umbrella of their Research Centres and Institutes, the Prairie Climate Centre works in close collaboration with the University and operates out of the Richardson College for the Environment.
Research Partners & Collaborators
Organizations and Research Partners that the Prairie Climate Centre has collaborated with previously, along with ones that aid in our ongoing work.
Assembly of First Nations
As a national advocacy organization for First Nations, the AFN seeks to advance First Nations Inherent and Treaty Rights through the development of policy, public education and where applicable, the co-development of legislation to build First Nations capacity.
AFN advocates for First Nations in Canada, facilitating regional discussions and dialogue, advocacy efforts and campaigns, legal and policy analysis, and building relationships between First Nations, governments, businesses and the general public. The various policy areas the AFN engages in are determined by First Nations-In-Assembly, which meet twice a year to pass resolutions that decides the mandate of the organization. These mandates include advancing First Nations health, economies, the environment, education, languages, clean water, social development, infrastructure, among others.
Climatedata.ca is a collaboration between Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), the Computer Research Institute of Montréal (CRIM), CLIMAtlantic, Ouranos, the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC), the Prairie Climate Centre (PCC), and HabitatSeven.
ClimateData.ca enables Canadians to access, visualize, and analyze climate data, and provides related information and tools to support adaptation planning and decision-making. Our collaborative approach to providing climate services to Canadians aims to foster the development of a network of national and regional climate services providers which will support the ongoing provision of specialized information tailored to specific industry sectors.
International Institute for Sustainable Development
The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is an award-winning independent think tank working to create a world where people and the planet thrive.
Their research and policy work focuses on areas deemed ripe for transformation, where shifts in policy have the potential to change the game and where they have a proven record of making significant gains.
Métis National Council
The Métis National Council is committed to working with its Governing Members, the Federal and Provincial governments, and NGOs to advance Métis Nation priorities and development of solutions which support the inclusion of Métis knowledge in program and policy development. The Métis Nation and Canada continue the implementation of shared priorities, and remain committed to the recognition of rights, respect, cooperation and partnership on a Nation to Nation basis.
Ouranos intends to remain the primary hub of innovation and consultation to enable Quebec society to be more resilient and better adapted to a climate in constant flux.
In this regard, Ouranos supports its partners, governments, businesses and citizens with the objective of promoting sound choices based not only on past but also current and future evolution of climate variables with regard to the built environment, the natural environment, as well as social and economic development.
Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium
PCIC is a regional climate service centre at the University of Victoria that conducts quantitative studies on the impacts of climate change and climate variability in the Pacific and Yukon region. Results from this work provide regional climate stakeholders with the information they need to develop plans for reducing the risks associated with climate variability and change. In this way, PCIC plays an important bridging function between climate research and the practical application of that knowledge by decision makers.
Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions
Established through a major endowment from the Government of British Columbia, PICS has always operated as an independent, non-partisan organization that is policy neutral, and technology neutral. Their goal then remains paramount today: to develop innovative, evidence-based climate solutions knowledge that is actively used by decision-makers within BC, nationally and internationally.
Prairie Adaptation Research Collaborative
The Prairie Adaptation Research Collaborative (PARC) is a climate change research center at the University of Regina (U of R). PARC undertakes climate change impacts and adaptation research in the Prairie Provinces.
PARC’s mandate is scientific research that delivers practical and regionally relevant climate data, information and knowledge in support of adaptation to climate variability and change. PARC also provides university education and professional development in the emerging fields of climate change science and impact assessment.
Explore, Learn, & Develop
External resources outside of the Prairie Climate Centre’s body of work that can enhance the understanding of climate change’s impacts.
Climate Change Connection
Climate Change Connection is a charitable non-government organization working to educate Manitobans about climate change. They build awareness of climate change so Manitobans can reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions – both individually and as a community. Additionally, they facilitate climate change solutions, working to expand their network and get involved with people and groups who are working toward climate change solutions.
Climate Change Toolkit for Health Professionals
This toolkit consists of eight modules which have been prepared as stand-alone documents that can be read by themselves, but they have also been prepared to complement one another. It has been designed as a tool for health professionals and students in the health care and public health sectors who want to engage more directly on the issue of climate change as educators with their patients, peers and communities, and/or as advocates for the policies, programs and practices needed to mitigate climate change and/or prepare for climate change in their workplaces and communi-
CLIMAtlantic facilitates access to regionally relevant climate information and supports its effective use in planning and decision making for New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador.
They are user-driven, focusing on the needs of Indigenous communities, academia, provincial governments, municipalities, local service districts, non-profits, industry, and land-owners. They work with all regional and local groups to ensure there is a strong network of collaboration, and data and tools are easily accessible.
CLIMAtlantic was created in partnership with the Canadian Centre for Climate Services (CCCS), all Atlantic Canada’s Provincial governments, and the support from the Ecology Action Centre, New Brunswick Environmental Network (NBEN), and Aster Group. The Canadian network of climate hubs in partnership with CCCS includes Ouranos (Quebec), the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (BC), and ClimateWest (Prairies). Regional climate data hubs support efforts to make all communities more resilient to extreme weather events.
Indigenous Climate Action
Indigenous Climate Action (ICA) is an Indigenous-led organization guided by a diverse group of Indigenous knowledge keepers, water protectors and land defenders from communities and regions across the country. They believe that Indigenous Peoples’ rights and knowledge systems are critical to developing solutions to the climate crisis and achieving climate justice.
ICA works on connecting and supporting Indigenous communities to reinforce our place as leaders driving climate change solutions for today and tomorrow. They model their work and organizational structure on systems of free, prior and informed consent and self-determination. By providing communities with knowledge and resources, they can inspire a new generation of Indigenous climate leaders building solutions centred around their inherent rights and cultures.
Dr. James Hansen, formerly Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, where he directs the Program on Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions. He is best known for his testimony on climate change to congressional committees in the 1980s that helped raise broad awareness of the global warming issue. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1995 and was designated by Time Magazine in 2006 as one of the 100 most influential people on Earth. He has received numerous awards including the Carl-Gustaf Rossby and Roger Revelle Research Medals, the Sophie Prize and the Blue Planet Prize.
MbEN undertakes activities focused on policy advocacy, engagement in consultation processes and developing capacity building tools that benefit the environmental non-profit sector and their member groups.
They are a public interest environmental organization seeking to promote and facilitate good environmental governance and the protection of Manitoba’s environment for the benefit of current and future generations. MbEN undertakes community-based research and engages in advocacy opportunities that promote meaningful public participation in environmental governance processes and access to environmental justice.