Session 4, 9am-10:20am:
Climate Change and Community Planning
Local government leadership is making it clear that meaningful community engagement and climate change awareness are critical to all levels of community planning. What tactics make a real impact? How do we deepen interest and engagement to achieve success? From official community plan processes to sea rise response strategies – community engagement in climate adaptation is at the top of the agenda.
Wedlidi Speck – Cultural Advisor
Tatsuyuki Setta – Manager of Community and Sustainability Planning, City of Courtenay
Nancy Gothard – Policy Planner, City of Courtenay
Serina Allison – SD71 Comox Valley, Environmental and Outdoor Learning Lead District Teacher
Will Cole-Hamilton – Councillor, City of Courtenay
Robyn Holme – CVRD Coastal Flood and Mitigation Planning
Session 5, 10:30am-Noon:
Connected By Water: Public and K-12 Engagement
Connected by Water is a program of the Comox Valley Regional District to build capacity, connection, and community in support of watershed protection. This project connects schools, parks, sporting events, campgrounds and the public to stories and actions that help support the health of our watershed. Learn more about the approaches, messages, and successes of this project and how it can be applied to our collective efforts to support a climate resilient watershed in the Comox Valley.
Christina Willard-Stepan – Environmental Educator CVRD Connected by Water, and Comox Strathcona Waste Management
Genevieve Burdett – Executive Director, Cumberland Lake Park Wilderness Society
Meaghan Cursons – Executive Director, Cumberland Community Forest Society, and Community Engagement, Connected by Water