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Hear from the people working through climate and resilience

issues daily, as they share their perspectives and ideas for building a resilient future for rural Canada, together. 

A dynamic network of resilience leaders are working in and among rural communities across Canada. Resilient Rurals' Rural Showcase highlights the prominent champions channeling their expertise and passion to empower rural communities, advance climate adaptation and enhance the local environment.

QUEST Canada - Advancing Community Capacity in the Quest for Net-Zero

QUEST Canada is a national non-profit, championing energy innovation and climate change mitigation to accelerate the net-zero transition at the community level. A central factor driving QUEST Canada’s initiatives is the power that Canada’s communities hold in the climate change arena.

QUEST Canada - Advancing Community Capacity in the Quest for Net-Zero

The North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance - Our region’s watershed planning and advisory council

The North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance works with key partners, including the Government of Alberta, the Alberta Water Council, local stewardship groups and municipalities to implement Alberta’s Water for Life strategy.

The North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance - Our region’s watershed planning and advisory council

Rural Routes To Climate Solutions: Why More Farmers Are Taking The Road Less Travelled

Agriculture is the second biggest industry in Alberta. However, discussing strategies to combat climate change often falls by the wayside. Rural Routes to Climate Solutions seeks to change that by promoting farming and ranching practices to combat climate change and protect the environment.

Rural Routes To Climate Solutions: Why More Farmers Are Taking The Road Less Travelled

Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources - Interweaving Western Science With Indigenous Knowledge To Further Environmental Adaptation

Collaboration. Leadership. Environmental change. These characteristics are embodied by the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources, an organization supporting community-led and community-championed projects informed by Indigenous and Western knowledge lenses.

Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources - Interweaving Western Science With Indigenous Knowledge To Further Environmental Adaptation

Rural Development Network - Engaging with the agricultural producers of today and tomorrow for a sustainable industry

The Rural Development Network advocates for rural voices across the country, focusing on development and service provision to address rural-specific issues like housing, revitalization and transportation. Recently, RDN has entered the agri-food space, applying a rural lens to unearth opportunities in a sector intricately connected to rural identity.

Rural Development Network - Engaging with the agricultural  producers of today and tomorrow for a sustainable industry

Climate West - Connecting Rural Communities to Relevant and Credible Climate Data

Accurate, timely, and accessible data is critical for making informed decisions. Drawing on the guidance of its three founding partner organizations (Prairie Climate Centre, the International Institute for Sustainable Development, and the Prairies Regional Adaptation Collaborative), ClimateWest understands the Prairies need tailored climate solutions.

Climate West - Connecting Rural Communities to Relevant and Credible Climate Data

Rural Mental Health Project - Shifting From What’s Wrong to What’s Strong to Build a Mentally Resilient Rural Alberta

When we talk about mental health, many people only think about mental illnesses like anxiety and depression, but the Rural Mental Health Project is challenging these assumptions to build strong, resilient rural communities. Social connections, supportive livelihoods, culture, and the environment are all integral to community mental health, as are the passionate community members the Project supports.

Rural Mental Health Project - Shifting From What’s Wrong to What’s Strong to Build a Mentally Resilient Rural Alberta

Beaver Hills Biosphere - The Role Our Local Biosphere Plays in Regional Resilience

Spotted with hundreds of wetlands, lakes and streams, and home to diverse wildlife and native plants, the Beaver Hills Biosphere is a hub of nature and culture just east of Edmonton. The region was recognized by UNESCO in 2016 as a biodiverse and culturally significant site, and since 2019, the Beaver Hills Biosphere Reserve Association works to ensure these invaluable systems continue to flourish.

Beaver Hills Biosphere - The Role Our Local Biosphere Plays in Regional Resilience