Our Journey

Halton Climate Collective Roadmap

Spring 2017

  • The Halton Environmental Network, Town of Oakville, Conservation Halton, and Town of Halton Hills join together to design and develop a Collective Impact Concept.

Summer 2017

  • The group receives the Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant, and begins recruitment for the Halton Climate Collective (HCC) Leadership Team.
  • Collaborate with the Tamarack Institute to learn about Collective Impacts and Governance.

Fall 2017

  • The HCC Leadership Team is established, made up of environmental leaders from the Town of Oakville, Conservation Halton, Town of Halton Hills, City of Burlington, Halton District School Board, Halton Catholic District School Board, University of Waterloo, Halton Region, and Halton Environmental Network.
  • The first official monthly meeting of the Halton Climate collective Leadership team is held to discuss our governance, timelines, and goals to inspire transformative change.

Winter 2017/18

  • The HCC hires a consultant to capture metrics and ensure community engagement.
  • The HCC holds a successful stakeholder workshop of over 100 people to introduce Collective Impact to the community and facilitate a discussion about our Theory of Change and climate action.

Spring 2018

  • Acknowledgement of Ontario Trillium Foundation Collective Impact Grant with Tree Planting Ceremony.
  • The HCC logo and branding theory are finalized.
  • The HCC Leadership Team is presented at the Sharing Experience Workshops, which is an opportunity to gather feedback about our role in community.

Summer 2018

  • The HCC Team engages local communities at events, festivals, and farmers markets to discuss local climate change and obtain valuable feedback about required climate action.

Fall 2018

  • The HCC conducts four local charrettes, engaging hundreds of community members in Milton, Burlington, Oakville, and Halton Hills, and one youth charrette in Oakville with MP Damoff’s Youth Council.
  • The HCC Newsletter is launched.

Winter 2018/ 2019

  • The HCC receives the Ontario Trillium Foundation Trillium Seed Grant.
  • #HCCDYK social media campaign is launched, with the goal of educating members of the community about climate change.
  • The HCC delegates to Halton Regional Council to inform the community of the HCC.

Spring 2019

  • The #HCCReads campaign, a community-wide book club, hosts discussions surrounding climate action, as described in Paul Hawken’s book “Drawdown.”
  • Town of Milton joins the Halton Climate Collective
  • The I.C.E event organized by Town of Oakville and HDSB engages local high school students to create a Climate Challenge “escape room in a box” to be used in fall 2019 at local high schools.
  • The HCC delegates to Town of Halton Hills and City of Burlington regarding the climate emergency.

Summer 2019

  • The Every Action Counts survey is launched with the goal of collecting behavioural data relating to climate action in the community of Halton.
  • The HCC begins their work on a community greenhouse gas inventory.
  • The HCC delegates to Town of Oakville and Town of Milton regarding the climate emergency.
  • The HCC Website is launched.

Fall 2019

  • Plans to host the Generation Green Youth Un-Conference, designed by youth for youth.
  • Plans on developing a climate action strategy based on the results of the GHG inventory and Every Action Counts survey.

Spring/Summer 2020

  • The HCC, as a part of Halton Hills Eco Film Fest, promotes a virtual screening event to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day.

Fall 2020

  • The HCC releases its Every Action Counts Infographic, highlighting the results from the first-ever local greenhouse gas inventory and community survey.
  • The #HCCReads campaign, a community-wide book club, hosts discussions surrounding the impacts of climate change, as described in Sheila Watt-Cloutier’s book “The Right to be Cold.”

Winter 2020/2021

  • Hosts Generation Green Youth Conference, meeting virtually with students and educating about climate change through webinars.
  • The HCC helps educate on the impact of land development on the environment through the Hard Urban Boundaries webinar.

Spring/Summer 2021

  • The HCC hosts a number of activities over spring break, such as a Q&A with Environmental Lawyer from EcoJustice, Sue Tan, and a Trivia Game.

Fall 2021

  • The #HCCReads campaign, a community-wide book club, hosts discussions surrounding climate action, as described in Katharine Hayhoe’s book “Saving Us.”

Winter 2021/2022

  • The HCC hosts a climate change webinar to connect with those curious about getting involved with reducing their environmental impact.

Spring/Summer 2022

  • The Generation Green Conference brings together youth across the Halton community to learn more about climate change.


Halton Climate Collective Roadmap 2019-2020
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