CRI Core Initiatives

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Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) Program


The Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) Protocol was developed by Canada’s national engineering association, Engineers Canada, as a rigorous, structured process to support screening level assessments of climate-related vulnerabilities and risks related to public infrastructure.


The PIEVC Program oversees access to and provides general support for use of the PIEVC Protocol in Canada and internationally. For more on the PIEVC Program, please click here.



Infrastructure Resilience Professional (IRP) Program


Building on the success of the PIEVC Protocol, the Infrastructure Resilience Professional (IRP) Program was developed to provide engineers and, eventually, other infrastructure professionals with the training to develop additional competencies in planning, designing, and managing climate resilient infrastructure assets and their components.


Climate Change Adaptation Community of Practice (CCACoP)


CRI facilitates and maintains Canada’s Climate Change Adaptation Community of Practice (CCACoP). The CCACoP grew out of a 2008 Council of the Federation summit that included climate change adaptation. The summit recommended the creation of an online Community of Practice that would stimulate broader connections between researchers, practitioners and policymakers in the climate change adaptation space. The CCACoP and subsequent sub-communities (eg. Forestry Adaptation CoP) have been up and running since 2010.


Please visit the CCACoP site for more information or to sign up for free membership.

Guided by a mission

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CRI’s mission is to acquire, develop and disseminate knowledge on climate change and its impacts, improve capacity to assess and manage these impacts, and collaborate with policymakers and practitioners to advance climate resiliency in the communities, regions, and sectors for whom they work.


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Together with our partners and Associates, CRI offers a range of services to mobilize knowledge, improve capacity, and support policy makers and practitioners in order to foster climate resiliency


About us

CRI is a non-profit organization that runs programs and develops and coordinates projects to mobilize knowledge, improve capacity, and deliver results for climate resiliency. We work closely with many partners across Canada and internationally, are academically affiliated, and leverage the knowledge and skills of a strong group of Associates.



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Climate Risk Institute

935 Ramsey Lake Road

Sudbury, Ontario

P3E 2C6