Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Training Program for Professional Planners in Ontario

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Development and Delivery of a Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Training Program for Professional Planners

Ontario Planners

In partnership with the Ontario Professional Planners and Dillon Consulting, the Climate Risk Institute has developed a climate change adaptation training program. Built around a series of modules and case studies, the training program is intended to support Ontario planners in (i) building their understanding of the most recent science on climate change, (ii) providing methods to integrate climate change impacts and adaptation into planning contexts and processes, and (iii) accelerating the uptake of adaptation broadly within the profession. The project will benefit Ontario Planners by providing new, focused training that is responsive to their needs, and builds their capacity to incorporate climate change adaptation into practice. Ontario Planners will increase their ability to understand climate risks and undertake climate change adaptation solutions at the regional and municipal level.

Training Sessions

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The online training program brings together current knowledge informed by the deep experience of practitioners in the field, and supported by an Advisory Committee of academic, municipal, private sector, and Indigenous members.


Adaptation Resource Pathway for Planners (ARPP)

The Climate Risk Institute (CRI), together with our volunteer Resource Pathway Committee members, developed an Adaptation Resource Pathway for Planners (ARPP) in Canada with support from the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) and funding from Natural Resources Canada. 

The ARPP is an interactive document that helps Planners identify resources to increase their knowledge and understanding of climate change adaptation and to help support adaptation action. The easy-to-use tool will support Planners entry into, navigation of, and progression through available reports, videos, guides, networks and training opportunities related to climate change adaptation and planning.



Supported by Natural Resources Canada’s

Building Regional Adaptation Capacity and Expertise (BRACE) Program.



For more information, please contact the Manager of Training Services, Paul Cobb.