Climate Resilience Program

The Climate Resilience Program helps communities in the Basin become more climate resilient by supporting large-scale, multi-year, shovel-ready climate mitigation, adaptation, and resilience projects that address sources of climate change or manage the risks of climate change impacts.

The Climate Resilience Program has a two-step application process.

  1. Applicants must first complete a Project Idea (application) online. The Project Idea submission is a high-level summary of your proposed project. To apply, you must first contact the Coordinator of the Climate Resilience Program at climateresilience@ourtrust.org to discuss your project idea and its eligibility. If the Project Idea is eligible the link to the online application form will be provided to you.

The Project Idea submission deadline is August 30, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. PT / 3:00 p.m.

  • Project ideas will then be shared and discussed. Workshops provide an opportunity for Basin residents to review the proposed projects and provide input. The Trust will then evaluate and prioritize project opportunities.  Proponents of prioritized projects will then be invited to submit a detailed proposal for the Trust to consider funding.

If selected to move forward, you will hear from us by October 17, 2022, and your detailed proposal will be due by January 10, 2023.

  1. Download and review the Program Guide.
  2. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Program Coordinator at climateresilience@ourtrust.org or 1.250.687.4976.  

The Trust is hosting an online information session on Monday, June 20 at 9:00 a.m. PT / 10:00 a.m. MT. Register here.

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Below are a list of resources available to Basin residents and organizations.

General

Climate Data

  • Climate Atlas of Canada: National climate data portal offering a wide range of short videos and articles on climate impacts and action.
  • PCIC Data Portal: This data page makes the data that PCIC collects and produces publicly available with an open license, including BC Station Data, High-Resolution Climatology and Downscaled Climate Scenarios.
  • Climate Data Canada: Provides high resolution climate data to inform planning and decision making.
  • Canadian Centre for Climate Services: Provides access to climate information, delivers climate services driven by user needs, builds local capacity, and offers training and support.

Climate Education