Final Report by the Task Force on Just Transition for Canadian Coal Power Workers and Communities: section 13

Annex D: Existing policies, programs, and other efforts that could support just transition


United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

  • Paris Agreement
  • Solidarity and Just Transition Silesia Declaration

International Labour Organization

  • Guidelines for a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all

Powering Past Coal Alliance

  • Powering Past Coal Alliance Declaration


International Trade Union Confederation

  • Call for Dialogue: Climate action requires just transition
  • Just Transition – A Guide to National Policies and International Climate Governance

Canadian Labour Congress

  • Canada’s unions will help shape a just transition for coal workers


  • International Climate Crisis and Just Transition

Alberta Federation of Labour

  • Getting It Right: A Just Transition Strategy for Alberta’s Coal Workers

Government of Canada

Environment and Climate Change Canada

  • The Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change

Employment and Social Development Canada

  • Labour Market Development Agreements
  • Workforce Development Agreements
  • Employment Insurance
  • Apprenticeship (Red Seal Program)
  • Future Skills

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

  • Community Futures Program
  • Clean Growth Hub
  • Economic Strategy Tables

Natural Resources Canada

  • Generation Energy
  • Generation Energy Council

Western Economic Diversification Canada

  • Western Canada Business Services Network
  • Western Diversification Program
  • Western Innovation Initiative

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

  • Business Development Program
  • Innovative Communities Fund


Provincial Government

  • Coal Community Transition Fund
  • Coal Worker Bridge to re-employment
  • Coal Worker Bridge to retirement
  • Coal Worker Relocation Assistance
  • Coal and Electricity Transition Tuition Voucher
  • Community and Regional Economic Support (CARES) program
  • Transition to Employment Services
  • Workplace Training
  • Self-Employment Training

Municipal Governments

  • Leduc County: Economic Development and Growth Management Strategy
  • Parkland County: Parkland County Long-Term Strategic Plan
  • Hanna: Cactus Corridor: Asset Mapping and Opportunities Study
  • Flagstaff County: Flagstaff County Strategic Plan


Provincial Government

  • Transition Employment Allowance
  • Provincial Training Allowance Assistance

Municipal Governments

  • Estevan: Our Estevan Initiative

New Brunswick

Provincial Government

  • Workforce Expansion Self-Employment Benefit
  • Workplace Essential Skills Program
  • Employment Assistance Services
  • Training and Employment Support Services
  • Work Ability
  • Training and Skills Development

Municipal Governments

  • Belledune: Village of Belledune Strategic Plan
  • Bathurst: City of Bathurst Strategic Plan / City of Bathurst Climate Change Adaptation Plan

Nova Scotia

Provincial Government

  • Workplace Innovation and Productivity Skills Incentive
  • Regional Enterprise Networks
  • Apprenticeship Training
  • Skills Development
  • Job Creation Partnerships
  • START Program
  • Self-Employment
  • Works For You Program

Municipal Governments

  • Municipality of the County of Richmond: Municipal Climate Change Action Plan
  • Cape Breton Regional Municipality: Shaping the Future of the CBRM
  • Municipality of Pictou County: Strategic Priorities Report
  • Town of Pictou: Town of Pictou: Municipal Climate Change Action Plan
  • Town of Stellarton: Our Plan, Our Town: Strategic Plan
  • Town of Trenton: Trenton Municipal Planning Strategy / Climate Action Plan for the City of Trenton
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