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Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 08:30 to Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 04:30 BC Active Transportation Design Guide Fall 2019 Training Workshops

In June 2019, the Province of British Columbia released the BC Active Transportation Design Guide as part of Move Commute Connect – BC’s New Active Transportation Strategy. The Design Guide is a comprehensive set of planning and engineering guidelines offering recommendations for the planning, selection, design, implementation, and maintenance of active transportation facilities across the province. The Design Guide was created for professionals across British Columbia in the engineering, planning, landscape architecture and architecture fields, and is a valuable resource for elected officials, community groups, and the general public. Further, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) has recently revised their provincial active transportation grant criteria to include congruency with the Design Guide.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 12:00 to 13:30 Building Smart with Changes to the BC Building Code

Changes to the BC Building Code came into effect on December 12, 2019. This workshop will be an opportunity to learn more about these changes, including some that will directly impact emission reduction efforts. 



Included in the workshop will be new code requirements for: 

  • Encapsulated mass timber construction
  • Secondary suites
  • Roof-top enclosures and occupancies
  • Recycling rooms
  • Carbon monoxide levels
  • BC Energy Step Code


Monday, February 3, 2020 (All day) to Tuesday, March 3, 2020 (All day) Climate Change Adaptation Fundamentals Course

Professionals working in British Columbia are increasingly aware of the need for adaptation strategies but may be unsure where to start. This 4-module, instructor-led online course will provide learners from a range of disciplinary and professional backgrounds with an overview of the current state of knowledge on climate science and a grounding in the core concepts supporting climate change adaptation. Participants will gain an understanding of regional climate trends, risks, and their implications for human and natural systems, the role of adaptation in risk reduction, and an understanding of how science-based information and tools can be used in strategic adaptation planning.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 (All day) to Friday, February 21, 2020 (All day) Adaptation Canada 2020 Conference
Early Bird registration is open for Adaptation Canada 2020 – Raising our Game on Resilience. 
This is Canada’s national conference on climate change adaptation – coming to Vancouver February 19-21, 2020 and hosted by the Fraser Basin Council. Secure your spot now through December 2 to SAVE $75!
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 09:00 to Friday, April 24, 2020 - 17:00 Comox Valley 2020: 3rd Annual Vancouver Island Symposium on Water Stewardship in a Changing Climate
The theme for Comox Valley 2020 is Climate Change, Collaboration and Restorative Landscapes.
This symposium is part of an ongoing series that highlights the power of collaboration between local governments, elected leaders and the local stewardship and conservation groups. This collaboration is essential to mobilize and respond effectively to the impacts of climate change and to reconnect the built and natural environments that surround us.
The series is a building blocks process. Each event builds on the last and points the way to the next. The symposium format provides a neutral forum to 'convene for action' to improve where we live. 

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