Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) has significant expertise in developing mitigation and adaptation programs, particularly in addressing hydrological and ecological issues. It also has the potential to draw on the larger range of expertise at other Ontario conservation authorities. TRCA’s Strategic Plan, Moving Toward the Living City, focuses on recognizing and integrating climate change as a critical component in achieving the objectives and goals of a healthy, sustainable urban region extending into the 22nd century. Over the past decade, TRCA has worked at bringing together stakeholders from governments and other agencies to be informed on current research on climate impacts and share information on new mitigation and adaptation programs and strategies.
York’s researchers conduct ambitious, interdisciplinary and collaborative research that cuts across traditional academic boundaries.
York is a well-placed focal point for climate research as it is a leading Canadian interdisciplinary research and teaching university in critical fields, including: atmospheric chemistry, microclimatology, chemical and dynamical modeling, meteorology, remote sensing, satellite technology and space instrumentation, geomatics, bioclimatology, ecology and invasive species, ecological economics, environmental law and policy, energy policy, urban sustainability and land-use planning, sustainable transportation, work in the warming world, climate change impacts on health, gender and climate change, risk and extreme events research, corporate social responsibility and environmental education, disaster and emergency management, media and environment and many others.
York’s 10 faculties and 28 research centres conduct ambitious, groundbreaking research that is interdisciplinary, collaborative and cuts across traditional academic boundaries. Many of York’s graduate and undergraduate students also participate in climate change research. York has research collaborators with other Ontario universities, public institutions, and non-government organizations.
Through its Knowledge Mobilization Unit (KMb), York ensures that its partnerships are truly collaborative while the Advanced Broadband Enabled Learning (ABEL) unit provides technological resources and expertise to connect students, educators, researchers and community partners, including the private and industry sector, with social and public sector agencies.
In addition to our founding partners, CC-RAI is proud to work with the following collaborators:
Region of Peel
City of Toronto