Infrastructure

 

Manitoba Climate Resilience Training Project

Our Story

The role of the infrastructure sector involves developing, validating, and delivering a suite of training and capacity building packages that include various methods of engagement, training, and knowledge mobilization activities.

The infrastructure sector will enable engineers and other infrastructure decision-makers to integrate climate resiliency into their designs and practice. These other infrastructure decision-makers represent other industry and professional associations, advocacy groups, educational institutions and the municipal and provincial governments in Manitoba.

The content of the capacity building activities ranges from general principles of climate change to hands-on and technical climate risk assessments that are becoming a high priority for industry professionals, consultants and government staff.

What We Do

Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba governs and regulates the practice of professional engineering and professional geoscience in Manitoba in accordance with The Engineering and Geoscientific Professions Act. The Association also promotes and increases, by all lawful means and in the public interest, the knowledge, skill, and competency of its practitioners and students.

Members of Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba keep up to date by participating in, and submitting documentation of, their ongoing professional development activities, consistent with Engineers Canada’s national guidelines for continuing professional development and continuing competence. Professional development requirements provide assurance to the public that public health, safety, and welfare are being protected.

Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba ensures that the contributions and work of Indigenous peoples in our province are understood and valued. Those First People made history, took care of the land, and developed ways, designs, and methods (technologies, scientific observation, nomenclature, methodologies, and problem solving) to survive in the harshest of conditions.

Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba’s Department of Equity and Representation addresses the reasons for the significant underrepresentation of Indigenous practitioners and practitioners who are women to achieve its strategic end that practitioners reflect the diversity of the public. Stakeholders have been engaged, and professional development seminars and presentations continue to be delivered. 

Climate change touches all of our lives.

A Statement from the President of Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba, Jason Mann, P.Geo.

jason mann, president, engineers geoscientists manitoba

Our Mission & Approach

Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba’s mission for this project is to design, develop, and deliver a comprehensive climate change training and capacity enhancement package for infrastructure decision-makers in Manitoba.

A literature review identified existing training courses, needs, and gaps. This review was supplemented with advice from the BRACE Infrastructure Project Working Group, consisting of experts from the fields of architecture, construction, geoscience, and academia.

Engagement sessions for stakeholders and Association practitioners and a survey sent to all practitioners working in Manitoba, gauged the current level of design awareness and further identified training needs. Based on these needs assessments, the Association will pilot the delivery of existing and new courses in an interdisciplinary and sector focused approach.

The project will culminate with final recommendations to advance infrastructure resiliency planning and risk management in the province.

A Letter from our President

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