Community Climate Adaptation Plan (CCA Plan)

Extreme weather events can significantly impact local health and safety, property, infrastructure, water quality and the natural environment. Local research shows we can expect more extreme heat, intense rainfall, freezing rain events, storms and strong winds due to climate change.

The Community Climate Adaptation (CCA) Plan will help us understand the impacts and how they may affect our community. It will also encourage Waterloo Region citizens to work together and become more resilient to changing climate conditions and extreme weather. By developing the CCA Plan, we're joining communities throughout Canada and around the world who are working to reduce the local impacts of climate change.


Thank you to everyone who shared their views on local climate-related risks and ideas for how our community can adapt over the past two years. The development of this community-wide plan included consultation with a wide variety of community stakeholders, and the adaptation Actions in this Plan will involve organizations and community members across Waterloo Region in the implementation stage.

Please take some time to review at least one of the following draft documents:

Have thoughts on the draft Community Climate Adaptation (CCA) Plan? We are gathering feedback one last time before we finalize the draft CCA Plan and begin implementation. If you have any thoughts on the draft CCA Plan documents, please let us know by filling out our Survey by October 7, 2019.


Extreme weather events can significantly impact local health and safety, property, infrastructure, water quality and the natural environment. Local research shows we can expect more extreme heat, intense rainfall, freezing rain events, storms and strong winds due to climate change.

The Community Climate Adaptation (CCA) Plan will help us understand the impacts and how they may affect our community. It will also encourage Waterloo Region citizens to work together and become more resilient to changing climate conditions and extreme weather. By developing the CCA Plan, we're joining communities throughout Canada and around the world who are working to reduce the local impacts of climate change.


Thank you to everyone who shared their views on local climate-related risks and ideas for how our community can adapt over the past two years. The development of this community-wide plan included consultation with a wide variety of community stakeholders, and the adaptation Actions in this Plan will involve organizations and community members across Waterloo Region in the implementation stage.

Please take some time to review at least one of the following draft documents:

Have thoughts on the draft Community Climate Adaptation (CCA) Plan? We are gathering feedback one last time before we finalize the draft CCA Plan and begin implementation. If you have any thoughts on the draft CCA Plan documents, please let us know by filling out our Survey by October 7, 2019.


  • The draft Community Climate Adaptation (CCA) Plan for Waterloo Region was developed with extensive input from local organizations and community members. We have done our best to ensure that what we've heard is reflected in the draft CCA Plan.

    This survey is your opportunity to let us know what we got right and/or what may need improvement, before we finalize the CCA Plan and begin the implementation phase. It may take as little as five or 10 minutes, but reviewing some or all of the draft CCA Plan documents will take longer. This survey is open until Friday October 7, 2019.

    The draft Community Climate Adaptation (CCA) Plan for Waterloo Region was developed with extensive input from local organizations and community members. We have done our best to ensure that what we've heard is reflected in the draft CCA Plan.

    This survey is your opportunity to let us know what we got right and/or what may need improvement, before we finalize the CCA Plan and begin the implementation phase. It may take as little as five or 10 minutes, but reviewing some or all of the draft CCA Plan documents will take longer. This survey is open until Friday October 7, 2019.

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