Author: Trevor Popoff Sue Gwynn has been working in the field of community advocacy since she was a kid; or at least, that’s what her mother would say. At the start of her career in advocacy, she was defending the small kid in class. Now, inspired by her job at Community Hubs Calgary, she’s introduced … Continue reading How Community Catalysts Could Shape Neighbourhood Development and Resilience
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
Making it rain in Toronto
A group gathered to demonstrate through role playing the importance of neighbourhood level response to natural disasters.
Local faith community buildings can be extreme weather resiliency hubs
Helping those in need is in the DNA of faith communities. Now, faith groups across the GTA and beyond are working with a broad range of community partners to prepare their places of worship in becoming extreme weather hubs.