About Us

CanAdapt is a collaboration between Resilience by Design Lab at Royal Roads University and the Climate Risk Institute. The groundwork has been laid to create a not-for-profit corporation designed to amplify and simplify public and private sector involvement in climate-informed workforce development through a Canadian Climate Adaptation Digital Portal that connects climate-action related education and training “suppliers” with the needs of consumers (e.g., organizations, and individuals). 

CanAdapt builds on previous successes of these partners to:

1)   Extend Adaptation Learning Network Portal for showcasing and marketing climate-focused courses, micro-credentials and academic programs from over 200 post-secondary institutions and training organizations in Canada;

2)   Facilitate professional communities via Canada’s Climate Change Adaptation Community of Practice (CCACoP) and subcommunities, to support and facilitate multiple professions, sectors and associations in furthering collaborative climate action;

3)   Provide a resource knowledge base in support of these CoPs; and

4)   Offer services such as skills gap analysis, using tools such as the <Climate Adaptation Competency Framework>, and provision of professional credentialing (e.g. through Engineers Canada).

The CanAdapt team is currently focused on securing funding to advance to Stage One operations beginning in late Fall 2022.