Last week, Community Futures North Central Development hosted their community conversation in northern Manitoba on the links between climate change, income security and community resilience. Prior to the conversation, conversation organizer Michelle Pruder and Green Resilience Project staff member Hannah Muhajarine were interviewed on Thompson Today to talk about their hopes for the conversation and how those interested in attending could get involved.
Community Futures North Central Development is a non-profit community economic development corporation serving seventeen communities in Manitoba’s north central region. They focus on business and community development and especially on projects that help build economic security.
Economic security often comes up in Community Futures’ discussions with their board and member communities, says Pruder—and climate events like hotter summers, forest fires and the disappearance of winter roads are exacerbating economic instability. She emphasized that the conversation was open to everyone in the communities who wanted to have their voice heard, and shared information about how to attend.
You can listen to the segment in its entirety here.
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