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Manitoba Climate Resilience Training Project

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northern business

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Planning

MCRT – An Initiative of BRACE

The Manitoba Climate Resilience Training (MCRT) Project of the Government of Manitoba is funded through the Building Regional Adaptation Capacity and Expertise (BRACE) program of Natural Resources Canada, an initiative of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. BRACE is increasing the ability of communities, organizations, small and medium-sized enterprises and practitioners to access, use, and apply knowledge and tools on climate change adaptation in their daily work. The BRACE program’s main goal is to address one of the critical barriers, currently limiting action to reduce climate change impacts in Canada, which is knowledge and tools and the appropriate capacity to apply them effectively.

The BRACE program’s main goal is to address one of the critical barriers, currently limiting action to reduce climate change impacts in Canada, which is knowledge and tools and the appropriate capacity to apply them effectively.

BRACE works in partnership with Canada’s provinces and responds to unique, regional climate change adaptation needs and priorities across the country. Projects are delivered by various organizations that are best suited to ensure appropriate target audiences are reached by using a broad range of approaches for building skills and expertise on climate change adaptation.

The BRACE Program is currently in its fourth year of a five-year (2017-2022), $18 million initiative under the Adaptation and Climate Resilience pillar of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change.

The MCRT Project funded by the BRACE program looks to build the capacity and expertise of professionals (including engineers and planners), Northern Businesses and Indigenous organizations and communities to address risks associated with a changing climate in areas such as land use, water management and infrastructure. The project aims to develop training offerings to help build capacity to integrate adaptation into planning, community engagement and decision making.

What We Do

The Manitoba Climate Resilience Training (MCRT) Project, funded by the BRACE program, aims to 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. Through the project, we will 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.

As part of its overall approach, the MCRT Project builds on a scoping phase undertaken in 2018/19. This involved engagement sessions with targeted sectors comprising provincial and professional associations that identified specific training and capacity building needs, gaps and options for knowledge transfer.

Integral to the implementation of this project is the creation of Sector Working Groups (SWGs) that provide guidance, insights, and suggestions on key aspects of the research, framework design, and delivery of the training and capacity building sessions with the targeted sectors as it relates to climate change adaptation and resilience. These SWGs are composed of experts, academics, researchers, organizational leaders, practitioners and government representatives.

This project commenced on October 1, 2020 and runs until March 31, 2022.

Indigenous

Prairie Climate Centre and Turtle Lodge are working together to strengthen the capacity of Indigenous communities & organizations in Manitoba

Planning

Prairie Climate Centre is working to strengthen the capacity of professional planners and decision-makers in land use, water management and design planning in Manitoba

Northern Business

Dillon Consulting is working to strengthen the capacity of the business community in Northern Manitoba

Infrastructure

Engineers and Geoscientists Manitoba is working to strengthen the capacity of engineers, infrastructure owners, and other professionals & decision-makers in Manitoba

Project Coordination

As Project Coordinator, ICLEI Canada is working with the four sector groups to deliver planning sessions, capacity building, and training needs assessments. ICLEI Canada will also ensure integration across the sectors by highlighting and executing on opportunities to combine and integrate associated training modules. Finally, ICLEI will provide final recommendations that will advance climate-resilient, comprehensive planning and risk management for the province of Manitoba.

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network of more than 1,750 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development. Active in 100+ countries, ICLEI influences sustainability policy and drives local action for low emission, nature-based, equitable, resilient and circular development. Our Members and team of experts work together through peer exchange, partnerships and capacity building to create systemic change for urban sustainability.

Prairie Provinces in a Changing Climate

The Prairie Provinces chapter from the Canada in a Changing Climate: Regional Perspectives Report was released in late 2020. It details how the climate in the Prairies is changing, the impacts of these changes, and how we are adapting.

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Indigenous

Engaged throughout the course of the project.

Infrastructure

Engaged throughout the course of the project.

Northern Business

Engaged throughout the course of the project.

Integrated

Engaged throughout the course of the project.

Training Courses

To be developed

Planning

Engaged throughout the course of the project.

Our Progress to Date

Indigenous

  • Stakeholders identified
  • Trainings Developed
  • Resources Reviewed
  • Project Completion

Infrastructure

  • Stakeholders identified
  • Trainings Developed
  • Resources Reviewed
  • Project Completion

Northern Business

  • Stakeholders identified
  • Trainings Developed
  • Resources Reviewed
  • Project Completion

Planning

  • Stakeholders identified
  • Trainings Developed
  • Resources Reviewed
  • Project Completion

Our Partners

Natural Resources Canada 

Manitoba Government 

  • Climate and Green Plan Implementation Office, Conservation and Climate – Project Manager 
  • Agriculture and Resource Development
  • Economic Development and Training
  • Indigenous and Northern Relations
  • Infrastructure
  • Municipal Relations

ICLEI Canada

  • 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

Dillon

  • 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

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