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Get to know: Dan Meades

The Transition House Association of Newfoundland and Labrador is a voluntary, nonprofit community-based organization whose mandate is to strengthen and support the network of provincially funded shelters and services for women – with or without children – affected by relationship violence. Our Community Engagement Coordinator, Jessie Golem, recently had a conversation with Dan Meades about the work that THANL is doing, and their upcoming community conversation.

Deep Dive: Centre for Local Prosperity’s community future proofing

CLP is currently engaged with several communities on a civic engagement process designed to collect feedback and ideas for “future proofing” against the economic and environmental changes associated with climate change. The goal of the Future Proofing project is to identify strategies to localize economies and promote climate readiness, especially for small communities facing risk of major climate change.

Explainer: What is community resilience?

Community resilience is a community’s ability to meet, respond to and recover from complex challenges like the ones brought on by climate change and income insecurity. When we talk about building resilience, we’re talking about ensuring communities have the tools they need to respond to the impacts of things like severe weather, global pandemics or the wide-ranging impacts of a low-carbon transition. So, in conditions like ours, how can communities build or maintain resilience?

Resource roundup: climate, income, resilience and more

One of the Green Resilience Project’s goals is to share news, information and resources related to the ideas explored in our community conversations: climate change, income security, community resilience and the transition to a low-carbon economy. With that in mind, we’ve pulled together a (non-exhaustive) list of resources for anyone looking to learn more about these topics, their Canadian contexts and the links between them.