The Municipal Climate Services Collaborative

The Municipal Climate Services Collaborative (MCSC) was convened by the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP), Environment and Climate Change Canada’s (ECCC) Canadian Centre for Climate Services (CCCS) and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) in 2019. The Collaborative is comprised of twenty-five representatives from municipal, research, consulting and regional climate organizations across Canada.

Figure 1 - Distribution of MCSC membership across Canada

Long description

The image shows markers on a map of Canada to indicate the location of members of the MCSC in all the provinces and territories except Yukon and Nunavut.

The MCSC Working Group provides advice to partners to inform the development and distribution of knowledge products (including processes, tools, and case studies) and training to help local governments integrate climate change considerations into their strategic planning and decision-making processes.


Municipalities (6)
Member Organization Jurisdiction
Adam Smith Kenora Ontario
Alain Desjardins Ville de Candiac Quebec
Duane Nicol Selkirk Manitoba
Karina Richters Windsor Ontario
Samir Yammine Saint John New Brunswick
Sean Goin Town of Devon Alberta
Municipal Organizations (8)
Member Organization Jurisdiction
Debbie Nielsen Nova Scotia Federation of Municipalities (NSFM) Nova Scotia
Dwayne Kalynchuk Asset Management British Columbia (AMBC) British Columbia
Glen Brown Union of British Columbia Municipalities British Columbia
Guy Lagrandeur Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities Saskatchewan
Joël Olivier Association francophone des municipalites du Nouveau-Brunswick New Brunswick
John Dewey Federation of PEI Municipalities Prince Edward Island
Kathleen Parewick Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland & LB
Sara Brown Northwest Territories Association of Communities Northwest Territories
Research, Consulting and Regional Climate Organizations (10)
Member Organization Jurisdiction
Al Douglas Climate Risk Institute (formerly OCCIAR) Ontario
Alison Shaw Simon Fraser University (SFU) - Act to Climate Change Team National
Catherine Lavoie Centre d'expertise et de recherche en infrastructures urbaines (CERIU) Quebec
Dan Sandink Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) National
Ewa Jackson International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) National
Francis Zwiers Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC) British Columbia
Ian Mauro Prairie Climate Centre (PCC) Prairies
Isabelle Charron Ouranos Quebec
Mike Thomas Independent engineering consultant British Columbia
Richard Boyd All one sky (consulting firm, services include climate change adaptation) Alberta
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