Presentations by: Grant Fahlgren, Project Designer at PFS Studio and Chair of the Reconciliation Advisory Committee of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects. Katherine Howard, Project Manager, VanPlay, the City of Vancouver’s Parks and Recreation Services Master Plan. Paige Hunter, ACT research assistant; student, Simon Fraser University’s School of Resource and Environmental Management. Deborah Harford,…

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July 17, 2020, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT Presenters: Kristen Boulard (Urban Planner, Brant County Health Unit)Robert Sanderson (Planning and Evaluation Specialist, Northwestern Health Unit) Abstract: In Ontario, the updated Ontario Public Health Standards acknowledge the importance of addressing climate change, and through the Healthy Environments and Climate Change Guideline, have mandated health units…

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September 30, 2019 Presented by: Deborah Harford (Executive Director, ACT, Simon Fraser University) James Lane (Manager, Natural Heritage and Forestry, Regional Municipality of York) Participants in the webinar gained an understanding of the principles and practice of integrating climate change mitigation and adaptation in municipal operations and planning. Experts and practitioners from Simon Fraser University…

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August 23, 2017 Presented by: Al Douglas (Director, Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources) Dr. Neil Comer (Senior Climatologist, Risk Sciences International) The Ontario Climate and Agriculture Assessment Framework (OCAAF) is a decision-support tool for application at regional scales to assess baseline and future agroclimatic risks and opportunities. It builds upon the existing…

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May 28, 2018 Presented by: Amy Coomes (Climate Adaptation Coordinator, EarthCare Thunder Bay) This webinar presented information on Thunder Bay’s Climate Adaptation Strategy and the new climate change website aimed at connecting information, actions, and stories to inspire climate engagement in the Thunder Bay region. The webinar was presented by the Northern Climate Change Network…

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September 6, 2018 Presented by: John Liu (Senior Science Advisor on Climate Change, Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks) This presentation provided an opportunity for the audience to learn some fundamentals of climate change and climate modelling, and bring them up-to-date on what the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP)…

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November 29, 2018 Presented by: Dr. Philip Byer (Professor Emeritus, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto) Climate change has major implications for the planning and design of many types of projects. Climate-related events such as heat waves and flooding, as well as more gradual changes in average climate, can affect the condition and performance…

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May 2, 2019 Presented by: Jack Satzewich (Research Assistant, ACT – Adaptation to Climate Change Team, Simon Fraser University) Dan Straker (Research Assistant, ACT – Adaptation to Climate Change Team, Simon Fraser University) Green infrastructure and nature-based solutions are gaining traction as their benefits for climate change adaptation and mitigation become better understood. Meanwhile, biodiversity…

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March 6, 2018 Presented by: Kevin Behan (Deputy Director, Clean Air Partnership) Ewa Jackson (Managing Director, ICLEI Canada) Adaptation indicators gauge the progress and effectiveness of independent adaptation actions as well as those measures being implemented as part of proposed or existing adaptation plans. When monitoring adaptation, it is important to consider the changes in…

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January 30, 2018 Presented by: Darren Swanson (Associate of the International Institute for Sustainable Development, Consultant to the United Nations Development Group, and Director of Novel Futures Corporation) Public policies that cannot perform effectively under today’s complex, dynamic and uncertain conditions run the risk of not achieving their intended purpose. Instead of helping, they may…

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