A community of practice is a group of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly. These groups are about having conversations and sharing knowledge with like-minded individuals, and it is through the process of sharing information and experiences with the group that the members learn from each other and have an opportunity to develop themselves personally and professionally.
Climate Change Adaptation Community of Practice (CCACoP)
The Climate Change Adaptation Community of Practice (CCACoP) is an interactive online community dedicated to advancing knowledge and action in the area of climate change adaptation. The CCACoP serves as a location where researchers, experts, policy-makers and practitioners from across Canada can come together to ask questions, generate ideas, share knowledge, and communicate with others working in the field of climate change adaptation.
Membership to the CCACoP is free. At current, the CCACoP hosts close to 2,000 members from across Canada, with new members joining weekly. The membership is comprised of federal, provincial/territorial and municipal government representatives, academia, the non-profit sector, the private sector, and others.
The CCACoP includes a variety of features:
- Latest news and events on climate change impacts and adaptation.
- Discussion forums on member-driven topics and a “call for knowledge” forum where members can send out information requests to the membership.
- Free webinars with leading climate change experts and access to recordings of past webinars.
- A resource library with hundreds of publications.
- Monthly email broadcasts with the latest news, events and publications.
The CCACoP is managed by the Climate Risk Institute. Suzanne Seiling, the Adaptation Extension Liaison at CRI, provides continuous, active facilitation and portal support.