Chippewas of the Thames First Nation (COTTFN), Cambium Indigenous Professional Services, Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority, Conservation Ontario, Canadian Environmental Law Association and Green Communities Canada are hosting a 5-part webinar series on an Indigenous Led Flood Plain Mapping Project.

Each session will explore approaches and community-engagement processes employed through the COTTFN Flood Plain Mapping project, completed over the last year. This provides a learning opportunity for Indigenous community members, and environmental professionals. Sessions run weekly online from Feb 23- March 23, 2022

Session One introduces participants to Watershed Management from the Conservation Authority perspective. It provides an overview of Climate Change Impacts on Floodplain Mapping and highlights the importance of having a community and Indigenous perspectives meaningfully included in this process.

Watch the first webinar on February 23rd below (1:02:21):

Link to Slides From Webinar: click here.


(Information source: Green Communities Canada, YouTube, Intro to Floodplain Mapping & Indigenous Relationships to Water)

(Image source: Poster from Indigenous Led Community Floodplain Mapping Project Eventbrite page)

Over this past year, a small group of Communities in Ontario met monthly over Zoom to learn about topics of mutual interest, share their project successes and challenges, and network. Some of these meetings were recorded for the benefit of other communities and organizations interested in climate monitoring and adaptation.

Click on the links below to access the recordings and other resources:

Topic Date Speaker and Organization Links
Community Engagement September 2020 Mike Jacobs, Cambium Indigenous Professional Services Recording


Strategic Planning October 2020 Jeff Jacobs, Sierra Consulting Recording



Climate Change Adaptation Planning November 2020 Al Douglas, Climate Risk Institute Recording


Magnetawan First Nation’s Climate Monitoring Project December 2020 Cory Kozmik, Magnetawan First Nation Recording
Métis Nation of Ontario’s Climate Monitoring Project March 2021 Ted Cousins, Métis Nation of Ontario Recording
Beausoleil First Nation’s Climate Monitoring Project April 2021 Nancy Assance, Beausoleil First Nation

Kerry-Ann Charles, Cambium Indigenous Professional Services



The sessions were organized and facilitated by Cambium Indigenous Professional Services (CIPS) with support from the Indigenous Community-Based Climate Monitoring Program at Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada.


Blog prepared by: Molly Morse, ICBCM Program, CIRNAC


(Image credit: Chris Montgomery, Unsplash)

On March 28, 2019, a webinar on Eco-Cultural Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation was presented by the Tsleil-Waututh Nation (people of the Inlet). This webinar provides an introduction to the TWN Climate Change program, youth stories, and community climate resiliency planning.

We have received permission to share the recorded webinar on this website as it may contain valuable information and insights for other First Nations communities working on climate change projects in Canada.

Click on the image below or click here to start the webinar (length – 1:02:08).

(Note: You may be prompted to download Adobe Connect to watch the video – a link to the download will appear automatically).