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Climate Change Exchange

Resources for Municipal and Community Partners

The CCE is hosting special heat series presentations. The series is aimed at local partners and organizations to support ongoing response planning for extreme heat events. Below are recordings of the heat series presentations.

Presentation #1: Experience from 2021 Western Heat Dome by Dr. Sarah Henderson (May 10, 2023)

Dr. Sarah Henderson is the Scientific Director of Environmental Health Services at the BC Centre for Disease Control and the Scientific Director of the National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health (NCCEH). She oversees a broad program of applied research, surveillance, and knowledge translation to support evidence-based environmental health policy and practice in BC and across Canada. She has been studying the population health effects of climate change for more than 20 years. In the presentation, Dr. Henderson shared the experience of the 2021 Western Heat Dome, the evidence gathered, and the BC Heat Alert and Response System that was developed in response to the extreme heat emergency event. You can access the video recording (CCE Heat Series Presentation #1) here.

Presentation #2: Using to Explore Future Heat Projections by the Canadian Centre for Climate Services (May 24, 2023)

Data and Products Office and the Service Delivery Team from the Canadian Centre for Climate Services shares heat projections for Simcoe Muskoka and shared how to access and use data from

You can access the video recording (CCE Heat Series Presentation #2) here.

UPCOMING! Presentation #3: Irreversible Extreme Heat - Impacts we're experiencing and practical solutions for protecting Canadians and communities from a lethal future. (September 22, 2023)

Managing Director of Economics and Resiliency at the Intact Centre, Caroline Metz's presentation will highlight the impacts of heat on infrastructure and services, natural environments, economy and health, and offer practical actions (e.g., behavioural, green infrastructure, and grey infrastructure) that can be taken to reduce the risks of extreme heat and provide additional co-benefits.

If you want to attend the special heat series presentation, please contact [email protected] 

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