Adapting to Climate Change Impacts Workshop 

April 25 - 26, 2017
Kamloops, BC

We would like to invite participation from your community in the upcoming Adapting to Climate Change Impacts Coastal Workshop co-facilitated by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), BC’s First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), and Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council. 

Climate change is having well-known impacts in the Arctic and Northern Regions, and is a growing concern here in British Columbia. Increased temperatures and rainfall, sea level rise and retreating glaciers are occurring, leading to increased risks of weather extremes, flooding, forest fires, and changes in food systems. These risks can have impacts on community infrastructure, lands and resources, and ultimately the health of communities.  Through planning, preparedness, and enhancing community resilience, we can reduce the health, social and economic costs of these events. 

Workshop Objectives

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together communities to:
-    learn about and discuss impacts from climate change;
-    learn about existing regional and provincial initiatives;
-    share stories of building resiliency and adapting to these changes;
-    understand climate change adaptation needs and priorities; and,
-    provide information on funding available under the INAC First Nation Adapt Program and the FNHA Climate Change and Health Adaptation              Program. 

 

This workshop will be interactive in nature and encourage participants to begin action planning both within their communities and across regions.

Who Should Attend

As climate change may impact various disciplines, this workshop will be relevant to: Administrators, Engineering, Public Works, Lands and Resource Managers, Health Directors/Managers, as well as Band Council Members. Up to two (2) representatives from your community are invited to attend, preferably one being from an infrastructure, emergency, or lands portfolio, and one from a health portfolio.

As climate change may impact various disciplines, this workshop will be relevant to: Administrators, Engineering, Public Works, Lands and Resource Managers, Health Directors/Managers, as well as Band Council Members. Up to two (2) representatives from your community are invited to attend, preferably one being from an infrastructure, emergency, or lands portfolio, and one from a health portfolio.

Agenda
Kamloops, BC

Registration and breakfast will start 8:00 a.m. on day 1 and at 7:30 a.m. on day 2 at

 

Double Tree by Hilton Kamloops

Room: Yellowhead

339 St. Paul Street

Kamloops, BC

Phone: (250) 851-0026

Naut'sa mawt Tribal Council

 

Delta Office:

330-6165 Highway 17A

Delta, BC V4K 5B8

www.nautsamawt.org

 

 

Vancouver Island Office:

8017 Chemainus Rd

Chemainus, BC VOR 1K5

www.nautsamawt.org

Naut'sa mawt Tribal Council

 

Delta: 604-943-6712

Vancouver Island: 250-324-1800

Toll free: 888-382-7711