Jacqueline Richard, B.Sc., M.Sc.

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Jackie is the Coordinator of the Climate Risk Institute. She has been working in the field of climate change impacts and adaptation since 2001 and through her role as Coordinator, has worked closely with Conservation Authorities, First Nations communities and all levels of government. Jackie has acquired experience in a variety of areas including analysis of historical climate data, presentation of climate projections, vulnerability and risk assessments, and community adaptation planning. Most notably, she has extensive experience working with First Nations communities. She worked closely with the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation on a 4-year project to help them develop a climate change adaptation plan for their community. Combining aspects of Traditional Ecological and Community Knowledge, and a vulnerability assessment approach, this project helped Georgina Island First Nation deal with the current and future impacts of a changing climate. .