BRACE in Manitoba
Building Regional Adaptation Capacity and Expertise (BRACE) is an initiative of Natural Resources Canada. It focuses on increasing the ability of communities, organizations, small and medium-sized enterprises and practitioners to access, use, and apply knowledge and tools on climate change adaptation in their work. Below provides a brief introduction to the program in Manitoba.
The Manitoba Climate Resilience Training (MCRT) Project was a joint undertaking of Natural Resources Canada and the Government of Manitoba. It aimed to create tailored approaches to integrate climate risk and opportunities into decision-making and planning within the Northern Business, Indigenous, Planning, and Infrastructure sectors in Manitoba. Through the project, they developed a comprehensive suite of training and capacity building modules that enhance climate knowledge and the uptake of tools and information that promote integrated engagement, networking, and hands-on learning opportunities.
The MCRT Project ran from October 1, 2020 to March 31, 2022. Visit their site to learn more.
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network of more than 1,750 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development. As Project Coordinator, ICLEI Canada worked with the province of Manitoba and the four sector groups to build climate change adaptation capacity and develop relevant and accessible training to each of the four sectors’ associated audiences.
The Prairie Climate Centre developed the planning sector modules and in partnership with Turtle Lodge, the Indigenous modules. PCC was established in 2015 and is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba created the infrastructure sector modules. They were established in 1920 and are located in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Dillon Consulting developed the northern business sector training modules. Dillon Consulting was established in 1946 and has staff located in 20 cities/towns across Canada.
The Climate and Green Plan Implementation Office, Environment, Climate and Parks of the Government of Manitoba was the MCRT project manager.
Supported by Natural Resources Canada’s Building Regional Adaptation Capacity and Expertise (BRACE) Program