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Community Futures North Central Development hosts community conversation on climate change, income security in northern Manitoba

For immediate release 01/27/2022

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THOMPSON, MB: On January 26, Community Futures North Central Development hosted a community conversation on the links between climate change, income security and community resilience in northern Manitoba.

Organized in partnership with the Green Resilience Project, the conversation aimed to identify and document a wide range of perspectives on what community members need to build resilience and encourage local action on all the aspects of the climate crisis.

Climate change and income insecurity are two of the most urgent challenges facing northern Manitoba residents. The conversation brought community members together to discuss the connections between these issues, brainstorm solutions and identify what they need to put them into action.

Details from the conversation will be shared in the Green Resilience Project’s final report, to be published in April 2022.

The Green Resilience Project is managed and delivered by Energy Mix Productions, Basic Income Canada Network, Coalition Canada Basic Income – Revenu de base, Basic Income Canada Youth Network, national experts and local partners. Funding is generously provided by Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Climate Action and Awareness Fund.

Community Futures is a community-based economic renewal initiative funded by the Government of Canada and directed by local volunteer boards. Our main objectives are to help rural Canadians start or expand a business and to help sustain and improve communities and their local economies.

Manitoba’s 16 Community Futures corporations deliver a variety of services including loans and technical and advisory services for small and medium-sized businesses, services targeted to youth and entrepreneurs with disabilities, and community economic development and planning.

For all media queries, please contact:

Cecilia Stuart, the Green Resilience Project
cecilia@greenresilience.ca
(905) 808-9788