Manitoba Climate Resilience Training
The MCRT Project supports the Climate and Green Plan’s (CGP) vision for Manitoba to be the most climate resilient province in Canada.
Individuals TRAINED (goal)
Training Modules (goal)
Building Regional Adaptation Capacity and Expertise (BRACE)
The Manitoba Climate Resilience Training (MCRT) Project is part of the Building Regional Adaptation Capacity and Expertise (BRACE) initiative of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. The Project aims to build the capacity and expertise of professionals (including engineers and planners), the business community in Northern Manitoba, and Indigenous organizations and communities to address the risks associated with climate change.
The goal of this Project is to develop and deliver a comprehensive suite of training and capacity building courses or modules that enhance climate knowledge and the uptake of tools and information that promote integrated engagement, networking, and hands-on learning opportunities. In doing so, the MCRT project Team is engaging with industry stakeholders, experts, and leaders to help create tailored approaches to integrate climate risk and opportunities into decision-making and planning within the Northern Business, Indigenous, Planning, and Infrastructure sectors in Manitoba.
Ultimately, the MCRT Project will support the Province’s Climate and Green Plan’s (CGP) vision for the province to be the most climate-resilient province in Canada. The Project will set the stage for three CGP Adaptation pillars: 1) Building knowledge and capacity to take action; 2) Mainstreaming climate adaptation planning into all facets of decision-making; and 3) Measuring results and demonstrating value of increased resiliency in Manitoba.
A Three Phased Approach
Planning of engagement processes, workshop sessions to undertake comprehensive review, analysis and validation of existing capacity building needs, gaps and priorities; development and design of priority and high-impact capacity building and training courses/modules and other engagement sessions for each of the targeted sectors.
Delivery of planning meetings, training courses and capacity building workshops, and other engagement activities for each identified sector.
Development of a summary report including outcomes of above activities for each sector and recommendations to advance adaptation planning and risk management within each sector.
Climate change adaptation resources are varied across Canada, in both their scope, target audience and associated content. The MCRT Project as a result will develop some novel tools, resources and approaches for the four sectors to help individuals and organizations better prepare and adapt to a changing climate, but the team also recognizes other relevant, foundational and widely used resources.
These resources have been validated by the project team as they have been either used or implemented by themselves or past project team members. The team has agreed upon the usefulness applicability of the following resources for climate change adaptation work those that have proven to be helpful within the four sectors.
adaptation learning network
The Adaptation Learning Network is a collection of educational resources and trainings for professionals in British Columbia to better integrate adaptation competencies into their professional practices and guide decision-making around climate change impacts.
The Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) was created in 2005 to conduct an engineering assessment of the vulnerability of Canada’s public infrastructure to the impacts of climate change. PIEVC is completely free of charge and can be used for any public infrastructure project both across Canada and internationally.
Climate Change Planning Tools for First Nations
Community planning is an important tool for First Nations peoples to use to adapt to environmental changes, and the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources’ (CIER) Climate Change Planning Tools for First Nations are specifically created for First Nations people to plan for climate change and involve community members to set achievable metrics and priorities.
Climate Atlas of Canada
TThe Climate Atlas of Canada is an innovative tool to help communities with their adaptation planning. It shares climate projects in the future based off of current climate data and allows you to switch between low carbon and high carbon scenarios. There are also many articles, stories and videos that come from all walks of life, sharing climate stories from across the country.
climate action checklist for manitoba businesses
In 2020, the Manitoba Chamber of Commerce worked with the IISD to develop a set of resources to get started implementing changes to help businesses reduce carbon emissions and become more resilient to a changing climate.
Our Top Priorities
The top priorities of this project are to develop relevant and accessible training to each of the four sectors’ associated audiences. All trainings will differ per sector group to best fit their target audience’s needs and gaps found in their currently offered courses/trainings in the province.
Furthermore, each sector will produce training offerings that will follow the Climate and Green Plan’s (CGP) vision for making Manitoba the most-climate resilient province in Canada (while also falling under the CGP Adaptation pillars).
The MCRT Project was divided into four key sectors based on the following roles being carried out by the following organizations:
Engage where people are already congregating to share their experiences with climate change
Tailor capacity building and offer training
Developing, validating, and delivering a suite of training and capacity building packages
Focus on impacts of climate change
Recent Blog Posts
CSLA-OALA 2021 Congress
The Prairie Climate Centre along with our partners at HTFC Planning & Design will be presenting on the BRACE project and anticipated challenges faced by landscape architecture professionals at this year's Canadian Society of Landscape Architects 2021 Congress. We will also be focusing on the importance and benefit of connecting to Indigenous Knowledges and also how we created meaningful relationships with our Indigenous partners. More Details
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Our vision is to make Manitoba Canada’s cleanest, greenest, and most climate resilient province. It is a vision based on the strong foundations already put in place by Manitobans. It is a vision we can achieve with this strategic framework we are proposing to Manitobans.
Natural Resources Canada
- Supported by Natural Resources Canada's Building Regional Adaptation Capacity and Expertise (BRACE) Program
- Climate and Green Plan Implementation Office, Conservation and Climate - Project Manager
- Agriculture and Resource Development
- Economic Development and Training
- Indigenous and Northern Relations
- Municipal Relations
- Project Coordinator
- 14 staff
- 3 offices located in Toronto / Victoria / Montreal
- 1990 established
Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba
- Infrastructure Sector
- 27 staff and nearly 8,700 members
- Located in Winnipeg, MB.
- Established in 1920
- Northern Business Sector
- 700 + staff
- Located in 20 cities/towns across Canada Winnipeg, MB.
- Established in 1946
Prairie Climate Centre
- Indigenous Sector / Planning Sector
- 12 staff
- Located in Winnipeg, MB.
- Established in 2015