The Climate Atlas of Canada combines climate science, mapping, and storytelling together with Indigenous Knowledges and community-based research and video to inspire awareness and action.
Indigenous Climate Atlas Launch
Featuring Siila Watt-Cloutier, Kluane Adamek, & Cassidy Caron
In 2022, the Climate Atlas of Canada team — in partnership with the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), Métis National Council (MNC), and numerous Indigenous collaborators — launched Indigenous-focused data, knowledge, and resources developed by, with, and for Métis, First Nations, and Inuit communities. This launch made public climate data for all 634 First Nations communities, all 53 Inuit communities, and projects across the Métis homeland as well as new videos and resources to support Indigenous-led climate solutions.
Indigenous Knowledges and Climate Change
Since time immemorial, Indigenous peoples have respectfully lived with the natural world, and have a deep connection to the land, water, and ecosystems that are central to their cultures, languages, and livelihoods.
Through this intergenerational experience and observation, Indigenous peoples were amongst the first to notice climate change and also have critical knowledges for navigating and adapting to it.
Four out of five people in Canada live in urban areas, which means the vast majority of Canadians face the growing risks that climate change is bringing to our cities and towns.
In this series of city reports, we offer a summary of projected climate changes for Canada’s major cities, an overview of some important national, regional and local impacts, and ideas and approaches that can be used today to take meaningful climate action across the country.
Cities are a powerful source of resilience and resourcefulness when it comes to taking action on climate change. Learn more about what climate change means where you live.
Indigenous Climate Change Maps
New Indigenous map layers provide climate data for 634 First Nations and 53 Inuit communities from coast to coast to coast, as well as climate projects across the Métis homeland.
Look for the Indigenous icon on the left of the map to visualize these data and resources.
SPECIAL REPORT ON
Heat Waves and Health
Many Canadians welcome the arrival of hot summer days as respite from our long, cold winters.
But too much heat can be dangerous.
There’s no doubt that with climate change we’re going to see more heat waves. Even temperate coastal cities such as Vancouver are preparing for extreme heat impacts.
This report takes a look at what extreme heat means for the health of Canadians.
Download the report (PDF, 16MB)
Planning for Climate Change
Planners, landscape architects, and other allied professionals play a pivotal role in preparing communities and environments for the lived realities of climate change.
Their forward-thinking approach, commitment to sustainability, and widespread influence put them in an ideal position to address climate risk and build climate resilience.
Explore how the planning professions are taking action on climate change and check out a brand-new guidebook that helps explain how to best make use of the Climate Atlas to understand what climate change means for communities across the country.
What does climate change mean where you live?
Our interactive climate change map allows you to explore how climate change will impact your community. Choose one of the suggested climate variables or just jump into the map to get started.