New Non-Profit ClimateWest to Support Climate Adaptation in Prairies


ClimateWest will be the new one-stop hub to support climate adaptation efforts in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta.

ClimateWest offers innovative climate services by:

  • Providing climate analyses, guidance documents, training sessions, and other tools specific to the adaptation needs of different sectors.
  • Hosting a Help Desk available to the public by email or phone to answer queries about climate data and information.
  • Raising public awareness and knowledge of the value of climate change adaptation.

ClimateWest will help address the urgent need highlighted in the recently released Prairies Chapter of Canada’s national assessment process on climate change: “the window to take action to avoid severe climate change impacts is rapidly closing […] current efforts to adapt are not enough to prevent the rapidly accelerating human and financial losses from current and future climate change impacts.”

“ClimateWest comes along at a critical moment in one of Canada’s fastest warming regions,” stated Jane Hilderman, ClimateWest’s Executive Director. “Our vision is to support anyone from municipal decisionmakers to watershed associations to small business who may not have the capacity or expertise on hand to interpret climate projections and use climate information to inform risk assessments and planning.”

ClimateWest has the combined support from the Governments of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta, as well as Environment and Climate Change Canada at the federal level.

Click here to visit the ClimateWest website.