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(August 22) - Volunteers needed for Livable Cities Forum, Victoria, BC

(August 22) – Volunteers needed for Livable Cities Forum, Victoria, BC

We are looking for volunteers to help us with registration, set-up, and breakout sessions throughout the course of this year’s Livable Cities Forum. The forum will be held between October 28-30th in Victoria, BC. If you are interested, click here to apply online. Volunteers are able to attend a half-day of the conference on the […]

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(August 28) – Webinar: Canada’s Top Climate Change Risks

The Climate Risks for Coastal Transportation Infrastructure Community of Practice (CRCTI CoP) is pleased to invite you to participate in our upcoming webinar of the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) report titled “Canada’s Top Climate Change Risks”. The webinar will be held on August 28th, at 1:00pm ET, and presented by Dr. John Leggat, Chair […]

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(October 28-30) - ACT Co-hosting Livable Cities Forum, Victoria, BC.

(October 28-30) – ACT Co-hosting Livable Cities Forum, Victoria, BC.

ACT is excited to co-host this years Livable Cities Forum in beautiful Victoria, BC on October 28-30th. Now, more than ever, collaborative community-level action is required to build sustainable, healthy, and equitable communities that are resilient to the risks posed by a changing climate and more frequent extreme weather. Actions that transform and protect our […]

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(August 24) MP Town Hall with SFU Professor Dr. Mark Jaccard - Climate Concerned Canadians, Get Your Questions Answered!

(August 24) MP Town Hall with SFU Professor Dr. Mark Jaccard – Climate Concerned Canadians, Get Your Questions Answered!

On Saturday August 24, SFU Professor Dr. Mark Jaccard will join MP Joyce Murray for a town hall talk and discussion on climate action entitled “The Present and Future of Canada’s Climate Effort”. Canadians throughout the country are feeling the effects of climate change, and as emissions continue to rise impacts such as flooding, wildfires, […]

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(August 6) Climate Migrants and Refugees Project

(August 6) Climate Migrants and Refugees Project

ACT has been working with the Climate Migrants and Refugees Project (CMRP) to understand and address the way climate change will cause displacement in communities within Canada and around the world, and to develop strategies to help create safe and resilient communities that are ready to help those who may have lost their homes or […]

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(July 22) - Release of Preliminary Strategic Climate Risk Assessment for British Columbia

(July 22) – Release of Preliminary Strategic Climate Risk Assessment for British Columbia

On July 22, 2019 the Government of BC released a Preliminary Strategic Climate Risk Assessment for British Columbia to help better understand climate-related risks in BC and develop appropriate measures to these risks. This is the first provincial-scale climate risk assessment in Canada, and the first phase of an initiative to better understand climate related risks […]

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(July 23) Listen to ACT's ED Deborah Harford in a live podcast

(July 23) Listen to ACT’s ED Deborah Harford in a live podcast

On July 23, 2019, ACT’s Executive Director Deborah Harford spoke with West Coast Women in Engineering, Science, and Technology. In the podcast, Harford gives listeners the background on the organization she co-founded (ACT), and explains how studying humans and animals is extremely important for adaptation. A self-coined “science translator”, Harford is adept at turning science […]

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(July 30) - Grant Openings via Columbia Basin Trust

(July 30) – Grant Openings via Columbia Basin Trust

If you have an idea that will strengthen environmental well being, a grant program offered by Columbia Basin Trust can help bring ideas into fruition. Who can apply?  Eligible applicants include registered non-profits, public organizations, municipalities, regional districts and Indigenous organizations. Businesses may be considered depending on the project and its broad community impact. The […]

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