Our Journey

Halton Climate Collective Roadmap 2017-2019

Spring 2017

  • The Halton Environmental Network, Town of Oakville, and Conservation Halton 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 was held October 2017 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 in  January 2018 with over 100 stakeholders from business, the philanthropic community, youth, seniors, politicians, faith based organizations, other environmental groups 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 to Date

  • Generation Green Youth Initiative, designed by youth for youth involving students in understanding the impact of their actions and sparking behavioural change by youth and under youth influence – a continuing and successful youth initiative supported by HCC Leadership Team members
  • Plans on developing a climate action strategy based on the results of the GHG inventory and Every Action Counts survey.

Fall to Winter 2022

  • Tamarack Climate Transition Cohort
  • Focus on Evaluating, refreshing and renewing Halton Climate Collective for the future.
Halton Climate Collective Roadmap 2019-2020
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Overall engagement numbers:

✓4950 voices heard
✓1235 youth engaged
✓ 1115 newsletter subscribers
✓ 130+ charrette participants + 75 youth
✓100’s  Stakeholders participated in one workshop
✓Focus groups engaged