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Meet Canada's Newest Chief Resilience Officers at the Livable Cities Forum

Meet Canada’s Newest Chief Resilience Officers at the Livable Cities Forum

The Livable Cities Forum will take place in Victoria from September 18-20. On the 19th, be sure to check out this exciting panel featuring Canada’s newest Chief Resilience Officers, to explore how the work they are undertaking could act as a model for other Canadian towns and cities irrespective of their size. Panelists: Elliott Cappell, CRO, City of Toronto Katie […]

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Sea Level Rise in Deep History – Coastal First Nations Flood Stories

Sea Level Rise in Deep History – Coastal First Nations Flood Stories

ACT, along with local partners, is excited to offer the following free public discussion series, running until November 2017: The Octopus’s Garden? Planning for Sea Level Rise  Regions around the world are experiencing climate change impacts such as droughts, floods, wildfires, and heat waves, while planning for the long-term effects of sea level rise and […]

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Still Creek: Lost and Found Performance

Still Creek: Lost and Found Performance

Community arts group Still Creek Arts Society is one of the groups working to restore the natural habitat of Still Creek. This Sunday, join them for a special performance about this beautiful place: Still Creek: Lost and Found Sunday, July 2 12:30 – 2:30 pm Renfrew Ravine Labyrinth Free for youth under 25; $10-$20 donation […]

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Webinar: Cities on the Leading Edge of Resilience

Webinar: Cities on the Leading Edge of Resilience

Check out this new webinar from the Security and Sustainability Forum: Cities on the Leading Edge of Resilience Thursday, July 13 1:15 – 2:45 pm The private sector and all levels of government are embracing resilience as a holistic, proactive framework to reduce risk, improve services, adapt to changing conditions, and empower citizens. Recent high […]

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CBC Early Edition: How do we adapt for 2050?

CBC Early Edition: How do we adapt for 2050?

On June 15, ACT Executive Director Deb Harford was a guest on CBC’s The Early Edition to discuss the new podcast series 2050: Degrees of Change. This new podcast, produced by CBC, explores how our world and lives will adapt to climate change over the next few decades. Each episode focuses on a different issue, with […]

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ACT Webinar: Recording Now Online

On May 2, ACT  gave an enlightening webinar highlighting an example of low carbon resilience work across jurisdictional boundaries. Low Carbon Resilience Case Study: Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance in Still Creek Chloe Boyle, Researcher, ACT; Graduate Student, SFU School of Resource and Environmental Management Deborah Harford, Executive Director, ACT Edward Nichol, Senior Researcher, ACT In […]

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Free Public Talk: The Octopus's Garden? Planning for Sea Level Rise

Free Public Talk: The Octopus’s Garden? Planning for Sea Level Rise

The Pacific Water Research Centre in the Faculty of Environment at Simon Fraser University is pleased to invite you to a free public talk and discussion, The Octopus’s Garden? Planning for Sea Level Rise. Who will be tending your garden when the ocean rises? An octopus? A seastar? Imagine the City of Vancouver without the […]

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New Report: Building Change - Towards Sustainable Communities in BC

New Report: Building Change – Towards Sustainable Communities in BC

Check out this new resource from the Real Estate Foundation of BC: Building Change presents a case for sustainable built environments, summarizes public opinion poll findings, and presents a possible path forward: six priorities for action and a model for cross-sectoral collaboration. Priorities for Action Align financial rules with sustainability objectives to reflect long-term costs […]

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