Climate Change and Human Migration Series: Climate-Related Displacements in Canada (TRN5-E30)

Product code: TRN5-E30

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November 03, 2023


1:30 pm to 3:00 pm (ET)

English, with interpretation in French

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1.5 hours



All public servants at all levels



Disasters linked to climate change, such as increasingly severe wildfires and floods, declining sea ice and coastal erosion, are displacing Canadians and forcing them to flee their homes.

This second event in the series will examine the state of climate displacement in Canada by exploring its key drivers, regional differences, vulnerabilities, and impacts, and will present case studies of affected communities across the country.

Participants will gain a better understanding of the impact that climate displacement is having on the safety and well-being of Canadians and how climate displacement impacts our public institutions and day-to-day work.

Learn more about the Climate Change and Human Migration Series.


  • Dr. Robert McLeman, Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Sarah Kamal, Wow-um ("calling all people") Project lead, Kanaka Bar Indian Band
  • Melanie Soler, Vice President, Emergency Management, Domestic Operations, Canadian Red Cross 
  • Joanna Eyquem, Managing Director, Climate-Resilient Infrastructure, Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo


  • Arjun Vinodrai, Senior Director, Policy and Programs Development, Emergency Management and Programs Branch, Public Safety Canada
Date modified: 2023-09-26