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Local researcher organizes community conversations on climate change, income security in Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton County and Brock Township

For immediate release 02/09/2022

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LINDSAY, ON: Lindsay-based researcher Joli Scheidler has completed a series of community conversations on the links between climate change, income security and community resilience in the City of Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton County and Brock Township.

Organized in partnership with the Green Resilience Project, the conversations 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 Ontario residents. The conversation encouraged community members 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.

Joli Scheidler is based in Lindsay, ON. Joli is a PhD Candidate at York University in Health Policy and Equity, Sessional Instructor for Ontario Tech University and the Research Project Manager for SSHRC funded research focused on Basic Income involving four university partners. Joli’s research for Basic Income Canada Network was used in the report Signposts to Success that analyzed early results of the Ontario Basic Income pilot. 

For all media queries, please contact:

Cecilia Stuart, the Green Resilience Project