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Town awarded grant to take action on climate change and resilience

Feb 21, 2019 | Environment | General

The Town of Orangeville has been granted up to $125,000 in funding from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) Climate change staff grants initiative to help address staffing gaps and increase our capacity to adapt to the effects of climate change or reduce greenhouse (GHG) emissions.

Orangeville is among 59 communities across Canada benefitting from this initiative.

The Town will direct the funding towards a Climate Change Co-ordinator contract position to develop a Climate Adaptation Plan and Policy for the Town. This work will also include a risk assessment of climate change on Town-owned infrastructure.

The Climate change staff grants are offered through the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP) delivered by FCM and funded by the Government of Canada.

Related information

FCM news release

FCM’s Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program