Community Resilience to Extreme Weather (CREW)


Are you ready for climate change impacts in your city or town?

Saving Sackville: EOS Eco-Energy’s battle on the frontlines of climate change in Canada

Author: Trevor Popoff Sackville, New Brunswick, is beautiful. Located 30 minutes south of Moncton and sandwiched between the Bay of Fundy and the Northumberland Strait, the former shipbuilding hub is now a bustling university community with a growing tourism sector.  But there is a hidden beast within Sackville’s beauty. The very location that makes the … Continue reading Saving Sackville: EOS Eco-Energy’s battle on the frontlines of climate change in Canada

Climate disaster ground zero: How Calgary’s revolutionary emergency management system is getting hands-on with the effects of severe weather events

Author: Trevor Popoff Every Canadian knows Calgary’s tropes. It’s an oil town. It’s the gateway to the Rockies. It knows how to put on a good show every year for the Calgary Stampede. But right before our eyes, Calgary is becoming known for something else: its weather is going berserk.  Part of this comes down … Continue reading Climate disaster ground zero: How Calgary’s revolutionary emergency management system is getting hands-on with the effects of severe weather events

CREW in St James Town

CREW has been building leadership capacity and volunteer teams in this exceptionally diverse neighbourhood since 2016.

CREW brings people together in workshops, training sessions, door to door outreach, asset mapping, lobby greeting tables, community events, gardening, homework clubs, ESL classes, and more.

Core Impacts

Learn strategies for responding to heatwaves

Heat & Drought

Learning about flooding risks and responses in Canadian communities

Floods & Precipitation

Catastrophic weather can affect us quickly and dramatically. Learn more.

Catastrophic Weather

Core Adaptations

Click to discover community action that can be taken

Community Actions

Click to learn about Emergency Preparedness

Are You Ready?

Learn about what food security means in times of climate change

Food Security

Our green spaces mean even more as climate change intensifies. Learn more

Green Spaces

Learn about social networks and how they can help in times of extreme weather events.

Social Networks

 “Recovery from natural and other disasters does not depend on the overall amount of aid received nor on the amount of damage done by the disaster; instead, social capital – the bonds which tie citizens together – functions as the main engine of long term recovery.”

Daniel Aldrich, 2010

Interested in taking part?

Please reach out if you’d like to make a difference on climate change in your community.