ICLEI Canada has announced that it will be leading three separate 10- to  18-month projects for Ontario municipalities focused on advancing local adaptation assessment, planning, and implementation. ICLEI Canada will engage up to 40 Ontario communities. The three projects include:

  1. The Train-the-Trainer – Risk and Vulnerability Assessment project is intended for local governments that have not yet undertaken a formal adaptation effort. The project will support municipalities in understanding climate projections, using and applying climate data and information from various sources, identifying climate impacts, and assessing their community’s vulnerability and risk to climate impacts through a collaborative process.
  2. The Train-the-Trainer – Adaptation Planning project is intended for local governments that have already undertaken some form of risk or vulnerability assessment and will focus on the creation or integration of an adaptation plan/strategy to address the identified risks, with a particular focus on including implementation considerations and monitoring metrics.
  3. The Implementation project is intended for local governments that have already identified adaptation actions or solutions. The focus of this project will be supporting the implementation of a community-oriented adaptive action over the course of 18-months, and will include financial support and guidance on implementation issues, such as overcoming obstacles, building local support, and identifying performance indicators.

Both of the Train-the-Trainer projects will run from June 2021 – March 2022, and the Implementation project will run from June 2021 – December 2022.

Application Process:

Step 1: Choose which project you would like to apply for and ensure you meet the minimum requirements (provided in Project Brochure).

Step 2: Fill out the appropriate Application Questionnaire.

Step 3: Email the completed Application Questionnaire to jennifer.lotz@iclei.org.

The deadline for submissions is June 11, 2021.

Read more in the Project Brochure