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Logan Lake, BC — Researchers studying the interior British Columbia environment, a region troubled by climate-related emergencies at an increased rate over recent years. Image: Cavan Images/Getty Images.

We support climate communicators, researchers, learners and policymakers, with a range of programming and services.

Our programming is available in three core areas.

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Resources &
Training

Connect with a network of 1,900 climate influencers through networking, information resources, training and peer learning.

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Strategic Research &
Services

Get hands-on strategic advice and help with implementation to drive engagement and prompt action.

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Engagement
Lab

We bring researchers, practitioners, students and others together to work through climate communication challenges and test new approaches.

01 Resources & Training

Communicators and practitioners rely on relevant, high-quality resources and training materials. Our evidence-based reports, workshops, and webinars are created by Canada’s leading climate communications academics, industry experts and practitioners.

What Do Canadians Really Think About Climate Change in 2024?

Canadians are starting to connect the dots between environmental concern and climate action. However, there’s confusion and skepticism about the available solutions for climate action and support for specific climate policies is low.

What Do Canadians Really Think About Climate Change in 2024?

Canadians are starting to connect the dots between environmental concern and climate action. However, there’s confusion and skepticism about the available solutions for climate action and support for specific climate policies is low.

Global Burning

Climate change and wildfires have been receiving increasing coverage in the national media. Yet media stories rarely mention the causes of climate change or why we need to eliminate—not just reduce—emissions.

What Do Canadians Really Think About Climate Change in 2023?

An overwhelming majority of Canadians support clean energy, but misinformation is creating confusion and uncertainty about particular solutions.

Who Are Albertans, Anyway?

Albertans are supportive of an energy transition. What they want is a real discussion about pace and timing.

02 Strategic Services

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Our team develops research and strategic plans for government, business, education, and public organizations. We partner with clients to co-design and deliver charitable grants as well as contract services. Key goals include “learning through doing” to build best practices, as well as cultivating trusted messengers and new voices to activate the alarmed and reach the moveable middle.

03 Engagement Lab

We connect researchers, practitioners, strategists, and students to address real-world challenges in real time. The Lab experiments with new and inclusive narratives, storytelling, and engagement approaches to better understand how to effectively reach new audiences.

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Our Theory of Change

About Us

Bamfield, BC — A multigenerational family scaling the rocky shore in Bamfield, BC. Coastal British Columbia is one of the most at-risk regions in North America for climate related emergencies, such as unpredictable weather, flooding, warming ocean temperatures, and rising sea levels, among others. Image: Pamela Joe McFarlane/Getty Images.

Public engagement is essential to tackling climate change.

We can make all the technological advances in the world, create and implement new laws and policies, but none of it will have an effect without the active engagement and buy-in of citizens. Their informed support for action is what’s known as a “social mandate” — and it’s how real change happens.

Researchers, practitioners and organizers need a space to work together.

We believe climate communicators need a space to access research, share insights, innovate, and learn with their peers. This collaborative approach is essential to overcoming impasses in climate communication and developing new approaches that engage citizens and prompt broad-based public support for climate action.

Our values—not just facts—must underpin climate communications and engagement.

People’s views and actions are influenced by values, emotions, identity, needs, and cultural norms. To engage more Canadians in climate action, we must listen and respond to what moves people, address what they care about, and empower those who are often excluded from climate conversations.

Active participation from people across the country is essential to enacting change.

Our work supports communicators to promote climate concern and action as the norm, increase understanding of the urgency and relevance of climate change, overcome polarization to build broad support, and encourage active participation in decision-making.

Re.Climate was created to support and build climate communications and engagement capacity.

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Grand Lake, NB — Huge chunks of ice propelled by wind and flood waters threaten cottages. The flooding of the Saint John River in 2019 marks the second consecutive year of major flooding. Both the floods of 2018 and 2019 would normally be considered '50 year flood levels.' Image: Marc Guitard/Getty Images.