Canadian Colleges for a Resilient Recovery

A groundbreaking pan-Canadian college initiative to bridge the skills gap for a Resilient Recovery

Canadian Colleges for a Resilient Recovery (C2R2) is a group of climate-action leading colleges, Cégeps, institutions, and polytechnics from across Canada who have joined forces to educate a post-pandemic workforce to support a new climate-focused economic recovery. The group will champion projects across Canada to support a recovery that delivers good jobs, positively impacts the environment, and addresses socio-economic inequality.

Leveraging the strength of a pan-Canadian commitment of C2R2 members who have demonstrated leadership in sustainability-related education, research and engagement in their provinces and jurisdictions will ensure full geographic, population, cultural and linguistic diversity.

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Final Report: Task Force for a Resilient Recovery

In its final report, the Task Force for a Resilient Recovery calls for 5 bold moves, supported by $55.4 billion in investments, to kickstart Canada’s long-term economic recovery from COVID-19.

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Canadian Colleges for a Resilient Recovery Initiative 

Canadian Colleges for a Resilient Recovery (C2R2) is a group of climate-action leading colleges, Cégeps, institutions, and polytechnics from across Canada who have joined forces to educate a post-pandemic workforce to support a new climate-focused economic recovery.

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What are the goals for the coalition? 

  1. Develop, implement and scale new curriculum and research initiatives to support a resilient recovery.
  2. Foster resilient recovery projects that support the recommendations of the Task Force for a Resilient Recovery.
  3. Serve as role models for the transition to a low-carbon, resilient and circular economy through campus practices, student engagement and community engagement.
  4. Support provincial/territorial college-level responses to the resilient recovery.
  5. Foster inclusive opportunities for underrepresented groups.
  6. Continue to support truth and reconciliation with First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples, and champion Indigenous leadership in the resilient recovery.

 

Hon. Catherine McKenna

Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

 

Richard Florizone

Chair of the Task Force for a Resilient Recovery | President of the International Institute of Sustainable Development

Canadian Colleges for a Resilient Recovery

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Algonquin College

Ottawa, Ontario

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British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)

Burnaby, British Columbia

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Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB)

CCAB builds bridges between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples, businesses, and communities through diverse programming, providing tools, training, network building, major business awards, and national events.

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Cégep de Rimouski

Rimouski, Ontario

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CNETE Cégep de Shawinigan

Shawinigan, Quebec

The National Center for Electrochemistry and Environmental Technologies (CNETE), Shawinigan is a leader in environmental solutions in various sectors such as agri-food, industrial bioprocess, mining, battery materials, biofuels, process water filtration, green chemistry and pharmaceuticals. 

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Holland College

Prince Edward Island

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Mohawk College

Hamilton, Ontario

Mohawk is a well recognized leader in sustainability and climate change. Mohawk is home to one of Canada’s largest Zero Carbon buildings and was one of the first colleges in Canada to achieve the AASHE Gold certification for its efforts in sustainability in and outside of the classroom. 

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Nergica

Gaspé, Quebec

Nergica is a technology access centre that stimulates innovation in the renewable energy sector through applied research, technology transfer, and technical assistance & support to businesses and communities. Nergica specializes in developing solutions for renewable energy integration, optimizing wind farm and solar array performance and supporting growing SMEs.

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New Brunswick Community College (NBCC)

New Brunswick

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Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC)

Nova Scotia

NSCC leads boldly in both applied energy sustainability and ocean technology across all 20 locations in Nova Scotia. By inspiring innovation and entrepreneurship, NSCC is transforming Nova Scotia one learner at a time.

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Okanagan College

Southern Interior, British Columbia

Okanagan College has demonstrated leadership in building sustainable facilities and programs that support development of a green economy. Its expertise and leadership in providing strong programs to advance and support underrepresented groups is nationally recognized.

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Red River College

Winnipeg, Manitoba

RRC is a leader in zero carbon public transit research, maximizing the use of renewable fuels while evaluating and demonstrating emerging technologies.

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Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatchewan

Sask Polytech is a recognized leader in sustainable resource optimization utilizing artificial intelligence, remote sensing and data analytics to develop the agriculture, mining, and forestry industry sectors.

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Seneca College

Toronto, Ontario

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Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)

Calgary, Alberta

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Student Energy

Student Energy is a global youth-led organization empowering young people to accelerate an equitable, sustainable energy transition through a variety of initiatives, including college-based Chapters, a digital Energy System Map, and the largest student-led energy conference in the world.  

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Yukon University

Yukon

As Canada's first university north of 60, YukonU understands the impacts of climate change in northern Canada. Our commitment to northern-relevant research and teaching is creating a more resilient, sustainable North.

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Questions?

Contact Kate Flynn, Acting Director
Centre for Climate Change Management at Mohawk College
905-575-1212 ext. 4366 or kate.flynn [at] mohawkcollege.ca (subject: C2R2%20Inquiry)

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