Climate Resiliency Strategy

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The City is developing a Climate Resiliency Strategy to assess how Ottawa is vulnerable to climate change and identify strategies to mitigate the greatest climate risks.

Climate change will impact us all in our daily lives. Heatwaves will increase heat related illnesses, shifting freeze-thaw cycles will cause more damage to roads and more intense rainfall will increase the risk of flooding. To develop a strategy that meets the needs of everyone in Ottawa we need your input on:

  • How climate change is affecting you and your community
  • The future impacts of climate change you are most concerned about
  • How we can best prepare Ottawa to be resilient to the impacts
  • What you are doing to adapt to current and future climate change

We will be using this page to keep you up to date on the development of the strategy and provide opportunities for you to provide feedback.

Taking action on climate change requires reducing greenhouse gas emissions while also ensuring Ottawa is prepared for the impacts of a changing climate. Energy Evolution is the City’s strategy to reach zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. This project focuses on getting Ottawa ready for a changing climate. Learn more about Energy Evolution and what you can do to reduce your greenhouse gas emissions.


What will Ottawa’s climate look like in the future?

Overall Ottawa will become much warmer over the coming decades, with more intense rainfall and likely more extreme weather events. Find out more about how we expect the following to change:


Have your say

We want to hear from you. Complete the relevant survey to let us know what climate impacts you are most concerned about, how climate change is affecting you and how we can help you prepare for the future. The surveys close on July 31.


We will be updating this page with new engagement opportunities throughout the year. Please check back regularly and subscribe to the climate change e-newsletter to receive updates.

The City is developing a Climate Resiliency Strategy to assess how Ottawa is vulnerable to climate change and identify strategies to mitigate the greatest climate risks.

Climate change will impact us all in our daily lives. Heatwaves will increase heat related illnesses, shifting freeze-thaw cycles will cause more damage to roads and more intense rainfall will increase the risk of flooding. To develop a strategy that meets the needs of everyone in Ottawa we need your input on:

  • How climate change is affecting you and your community
  • The future impacts of climate change you are most concerned about
  • How we can best prepare Ottawa to be resilient to the impacts
  • What you are doing to adapt to current and future climate change

We will be using this page to keep you up to date on the development of the strategy and provide opportunities for you to provide feedback.

Taking action on climate change requires reducing greenhouse gas emissions while also ensuring Ottawa is prepared for the impacts of a changing climate. Energy Evolution is the City’s strategy to reach zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. This project focuses on getting Ottawa ready for a changing climate. Learn more about Energy Evolution and what you can do to reduce your greenhouse gas emissions.


What will Ottawa’s climate look like in the future?

Overall Ottawa will become much warmer over the coming decades, with more intense rainfall and likely more extreme weather events. Find out more about how we expect the following to change:


Have your say

We want to hear from you. Complete the relevant survey to let us know what climate impacts you are most concerned about, how climate change is affecting you and how we can help you prepare for the future. The surveys close on July 31.


We will be updating this page with new engagement opportunities throughout the year. Please check back regularly and subscribe to the climate change e-newsletter to receive updates.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Are you an Ottawa resident? We want to hear from you! Complete the survey to let us know what climate impacts you are most concerned about, how climate change is affecting you and how we can help you prepare for the future.

    Your input will help us assess how Ottawa is vulnerable to climate change and will be used to develop a strategy that meets the needs of everyone in Ottawa.

    We encourage you to read the content on the Climate Resiliency Strategy webpages before completing this survey. 

    The survey closes on July 31.

    This survey is for Ottawa residents. If you are a business, organization or institution in Ottawa, please complete the business, organization and institution survey.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Are you a business, organization or institution in Ottawa? We want to hear from you! Complete the survey to let us know what climate impacts you are most concerned about, how climate change is affecting your business, organization or institution, and how we can help you prepare for the future.

    Your input will help us assess how Ottawa is vulnerable to climate change and will be used to develop a strategy that meets the needs of everyone in Ottawa. 

    We encourage you to read the content on the Climate Resiliency Strategy webpages before completing this survey.  More detailed information on how Ottawa’s climate is expected to change in the coming decades is provided in the study Climate Projections for the National Capital Region (2020).

    The survey closes on July 31.

    This survey is for representatives of businesses, organizations or institutions in Ottawa. If you are a resident and would like to participate in surveys related to the Climate Resiliency Strategy, please complete the resident survey.

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