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


Get Involved

Come to the first Community Workshop on January 26, 2019.

Join County Court residents, businesses, and government staff for a community workshop with fun games and creative activities to share local knowledge and help shape a plan to make County Court “Climate Ready”.  Free coffee, snacks and a light lunch will be provided.

Space is limited, so sign up early! Please register by January 18, 2019


Get In Touch

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