Webinar – Climate Change Information Products for Agriculture in Grey, Bruce and Huron Counties of Southern Ontario

April 29, 2021 Presentations by: Anna Zaytseva (BA, MSc), Advisory and Technical Services Liaison, Climate Risk Institute Kirsten MacMillan (BASc, BA, EIT), Climate and Engineering Analyst, Climate Risk Institute Description: Understanding the state of climate change science in the Great Lakes and the impacts of the changing climate on various sectors and ecosystems in the…

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Webinar: Municipal Risk and Return on Investment Tool

May 4, 2021 Presentation by: Christine Zimmer, M.Sc (Eng), P.Eng. Chief Specialist, Watershed Projects Division, Credit Valley Conservation Authority Amna Tariq, P. Eng, Engineer, Watershed Projects Division, Credit Valley Conservation Authority Description: Approximately 50% of Canadians believe their storm water systems are in good condition with only about one in five Canadians feeling stormwater systems…

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Webinar: Building Equity Using Nature-based Solutions

March 29, 2021 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…

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Webinar – Climate planning that promotes public health: understanding health risks and how good climate planning can protect and promote public health

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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Low-Carbon Resilience and Green Asset Management

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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Ontario Climate and Agriculture Assessment Framework (OCAAF): Assessing agroclimatic risks and opportunities for two regions and production systems in Ontario

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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Getting Ready for Climate Change in Thunder Bay

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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High Resolution Regional Climate Modelling in Support of Climate Change Adaptation in Ontario

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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Addressing the Effects of Climate Change in Environmental Assessments

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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A Regional Approach to Biodiversity-led Green Infrastructure

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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