We are a coalition of professionals and academics passionate about Canada’s future. We seek to enable cities and communities to better cope with climate change. Resilience 2:1 is a guiding principle based on the proportion of bio-capacity to carbon footprint. It goes beyond defences against the effects of climate change and instead works towards both mitigation and positive adaptation. We offer expertise across a variety of disciplines and together can evaluate, analyze, research, recommend and educate city and community leaders in the means to effectively respond to the opportunities and challenges of climate adaptation.

Founding Members:

Adrian Leyds, Aleksandar Janicijevic, Andrew Wickham, Atif Sayid Omar, Bill Humber, Cheryl Bradbee,
Christine Doody–Hamilton, Cylma Foxton, Filimon Tsionas, Kay Ann Williams, Oruba Alwan, Stewart Chisholm. Ivan Martinovic joined the group in October 2016 and Sam Benvie in April 2017.



Next group meeting is scheduled for September 2017.



Sustainability, Climate Change, and Resiliency: A New Approach [PDF]
William Humber

Resiliency Forever: Towards a System of Higher Yearning! [PDF]
William Humber

To examine emerging technologies that support urban resilience planning [Draft]
Oruba Alwan


Dominica lost almost all its GDP due to climate change, says World Bank
Stand with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Premiers on climate change
You can also follow the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change on-line on social media
CBC IN PARIS, Canada's youth call out Justin Trudeau
Climate deal: the pistol has fired, so why aren’t we running? – Bill McKibben - The Guardian
Greenland ice melt speed has doubled - New study fills gap in our knowledge of the origin of sea level rise
Sustainability CoLab provides direct support and a proven approach for member organizations to launch and grow target-based sustainability programs. These programs build local networks of businesses that are setting and achieving sustainability targets.
Banking Nature looks at the monetization of the natural world. A trend that turns endangered species and threatened environments into instruments of profit.
The Dictionary of Human Geography [1052 pages in PDF format], 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
The Dictionary of Human Geography continues to be a crucial resource for anyone who wants to engage with the continued development of the field ... an invitation to recover those words that came before, to reflect on their practical consequences, and to contribute to future ‘geo-graphings’.
The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) helps create vibrant and walkable cities, towns, and neighborhoods where people have diverse choices for how they live, work, shop, and get around.
Public Square (CNU Jurnal)

• The Town of Ajax has an elaborate website that highlights their initiatives.

Sustainability Plan of Ajax, and an integrated Community Sustainability Plan (2013) enclosed.

The Centre for Social Innovation. They can be a place for a voice of Resilence in Toronto.


Welcome to the Green Citizen, a public outreach initiative of the Green Citizen Campaign
at Seneca College in Toronto, Canada.

• Mitigation. Climate change is already being felt in communities across the country. Average temperatures are rising, snow and ice cover are declining, and there is a ...
Programs - ICLEI Canada [A network of innovative cities and urban sustainability professionals]

• This is a postdoc ad a friend just sent me. It describes a position in modelling for resilience scenarios.
NSF Post–doctoral Fellow, [PDF]


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