Project: Climate Ready County Court

A neighbourhood-scale vulnerability assessment and adaption initiative co-created by residents and stakeholders to prepare for extreme weather emergencies and inform final SNAP Action Plan implementation.

woman writing her experience with extreme weather on a white banner filled with other peoples comments
The SNAP Team asked residents: “How do extreme weather events, ice storms, and heavy rainfall affect you, your family, and your home?” during the 2018 County Court Neighbourhood Festival

Building on the strength of the County Court SNAP, Climate Ready County Court is one of the first Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Plans to be done at the neighbourhood scale. The objective is to downscale and refine municipal-scale Vulnerability Assessments by accessing local knowledge and identifying community-based priorities; and creating a personal connection to local climate futures and developing a shared plan by using creative, inspiring, and future-oriented activities.

The outcomes will help inform the final phase of SNAP Action Plan implementation.

This initiative is part of a highly collaborative process, building on local capacity in the community. A Project Management Team has been established to help guide the process with representatives from:

Numerous other community members and other organizations are involved, including the Provincial Court House and Community Resilience to Extreme Weather (CREW).

This work has been made possible through funding from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP).

local residents at SNAP climate ready county court event

Community Workshop

Climate Ready County Court Community Workshop in January 2019 brought together over 40 residents,  government staff, and local businesses for fun, creative activities to share local knowledge and help shape a plan to make County Court “Climate Ready”. People’s insights into local risks and solutions will help form the strategies the plan needs to address.

event participants laughing around circular tables 3 hands pointing and writing on a map of county court with sticky notes on it group of participants sitting around a large map of county court neighbourhood and making notes on the map woman actively speaking to 3 other people at her table


Do you live or work in this neighbourhood? Get involved!

We want to get local residents and businesses involved in Climate Ready County Court. There are community meetings happening in your neighbourhood. Come out and meet your neighbours!
Got questions? Contact:

Courtney den Elzen
Coordinator, Sustainable Neighbourhoods
T: 416.661.6600 ext. 5555
C: 416.669.2329