Climate Change Connection is a charitable non-government organization working to
- educate Manitobans about climate change. We build awareness of climate change so Manitobans will reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions – both individually and as a community.
- facilitate climate change solutions. We work to expand our network and get involved with people and groups who are working toward climate change solutions.
Here is a list of services we offer:
- Idle Free Zone signs
- Presentations to groups
- Event displays
- Youth conferences
- “Boot camp” workshops
- Connection to a network of active groups
- Connection_update electronic newsletter
- Manitoba-specific info, publications, & other resources
Climate Change Connection is a project of the Tides Canada Shared Platform, which supports efforts to create uncommon solutions for the common good. Tides Canada is a national Canadian charity dedicated to a healthy environment, social equity, and economic prosperity.
Tides Canada’s shared platform provides governance, human resources, financial, and grant management for leading environmental and social projects across Canada, allowing projects to more effectively achieve their missions. Tides Canada has full fiduciary and governance responsibility for Climate Change Connection.
Climate Change Connection aims to make Manitobans aware of climate change facts and to inspire them to take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to build climate resilient communities
We started in January 2002 as part of Canada’s effort to meet our Kyoto Protocol objectives.
Centres were created in each province and territory to serve as inter-connected information hubs. That network no longer exists formally, but we still work with our current partners to connect Manitobans to climate change facts and solutions.
Governance & funding
- Tides Canada Initiatives Society’s Board of Directors holds full legal and fiduciary responsibility for our project.
- The Project Leadership comprises the Project Director and the members of our Steering Committee. Day-to-day stewardship, fundraising and strategic guidance is delegated to the Project Leadership by Tides Canada Management and Board of Directors.
- The Steering Committee is a volunteer group that provides strategic and financial oversight, but doesn’t have governance and fiduciary responsibility.
- Primary funding has been provided by donations and grants. Donations are tax deductible.
- We work to objectives, deliverables, and metrics laid out in our annual work plan.
- We report progress twice a year.