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In 2019, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities developed the climate change staff grant program to help small and medium-sized municipalities across Canada to make plans and implement actions that increase the municipality’s capacity to adapt to climate change or reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The climate change staff grants are offered through the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP) delivered by FCM and funded by the Government of Canada.

A Community of Practice was created to provide a network for support and technical guidance to grant funded staff of the member municipalities. Staff participate in periodic peer-learning calls and webinars with other members, and receive one-on-one coaching from an experienced adaptation/mitigation specialist.

The Municipal Climate Action Hub is one of the resources provided to the Community of Practice across Canada. It focuses on providing municipal staff with curated resources on climate change mitigation and adaptation, tailored to the municipality’s current progress and institutional readiness in the respective areas.

Project Team

Dale Littlejohn

Dale Littlejohn

Executive Director

(Community Energy Association)

Megan Lohmann

Megan Lohmann

Head of Community Energy Management

(Community Energy Association)

Patricia Bell

Patricia Bell

Head of Planning & Director of Education

(Community Energy Association)
Peter Robinson

Peter Robinson

Chief Technology Officer

(Community Energy Association)
Trish Dehnel

Trish Dehnel

Community Relations Manager & Carbon Neutral Specialist

(Community Energy Association)
Dan Powell

Dan Powell

Chief Analyst - Green Projects

(Eco-West)
Kristina Dokoska

Kristina Dokoska

Project Coordinator

(Ontario Climate Consortium)
Sharon Lam

Sharon Lam

Research Analyst

(Ontario Climate Consortium)
Nathaniel Magder

Nathaniel Magder

Program Manager

(Project Green)
Aida Nciri

Aida Nciri

Senior Lead – Projects & Advisory Services

(QUEST)
Emma Norton

Emma Norton

Senior Lead – Stakeholder Relations

(QUEST)
Allison Shaw

Allison Shaw

Adaptation to Climate Change Team

(Simon Fraser University)
Deborah Harford

Deborah Harford

Executive Director of Adaptation to Climate Change Team

(Simon Fraser University)
David Nixon

David Nixon

Specialist, Training

(Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program)
Erik Janssen

Erik Janssen

Analyst

(Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program)
Gil Amdurski

Gil Amdurski

Technologist

(Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program)