About the Canadian Centre for Climate Services

Who we are

The Canadian Centre for Climate Services (CCCS) is a dedicated multi-disciplinary team with expertise across a broad range of climate-related disciplines. We work with partners and stakeholders to support the implementation of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change.

Our goals

Our goal at the CCCS is to help Canadians increase their resilience to climate change. We aim to do this by helping to improve your understanding of how the climate is changing. We also aim to help you discover how these changes may affect you and the things that are important to you. Additionally, we provide guidance and resources to help you use this knowledge for making climate-smart decisions when planning for the future.

What we do

Deliver climate services driven by user needs

We conduct outreach and engagement activities to assess what kinds of data, information, and tools Canadians need to incorporate climate change into their decisions. Our services are regularly updated to reflect evolving user needs. We welcome your feedback and input.

Provide access to climate information

We provide access to climate data, tools, and information from across the country. We strive to provide authoritative, timely, and relevant climate services by working in partnership with federal government departments, different levels of government, and regional climate organizations.

  • You can access climate data and tools from our various partners, as well as other climate experts in Canada using our library of climate resources

An on-line portal allowing users to easily interact with and analyze climate data is under development. It will be available in 2019.

Build local capacity

We team up with regional climate organizations to provide locally-relevant information to our users. Together we are building a strong network of climate service providers.

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This network will continue to grow. We are advancing the development of other regional climate organizations in Canada.

Offer training and support

We offer training and support to help Canadians make sense of climate information, and better understand how to adapt to a changing climate.

Our Support Desk is here for you. Please contact us if you need help with:

  • finding climate data, information, or tools
  • interpreting climate data
  • understanding how to use climate information in decision-making
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Long description
The four main areas of work by the Canadian Centre for Climate Services. Described in text on this page.
Examples of CCCS services
Problem Climate services solution
You want to know what the climate is projected to look like in your hometown in the future. We can guide you to suggested resources and visuals based on climate data and information to help you understand the changing climate you may face.
You have been tasked with incorporating future climate change considerations in the plans for a new sewage system for your municipality. You don’t know where to start. We can provide you with suggested resources and guidance to help you understand your task. We can also help you select the appropriate dataset(s) for your system.
You cannot find the precipitation data you need after browsing the library of resources. We can help you find the data you are looking for.
You have identified the dataset you would like to access, now you want to download the data for the last 20 years. We can guide you on extracting and downloading the data you need.
The climate information you need is not provided by CCCS or any of its partners. We will use this input for possible development of future climate services offerings.
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