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Competencies are a collection of skills, knowledge, attitudes and abilities that enable an individual to perform job roles.

The Climate Adaptation Competency Framework is focused on helping individuals and organizations develop these competencies to advance climate adaptation action.

But how will climate adaptation competencies be recognized in the marketplace? CanAdapt is evaluating interest in offering and recognizing micro-credentials for courses which have content and learning strategies that help to develop climate adaptation competencies.

We have a project underway, exploring whether there is support to award and recognize credentials for CanAdapt courses, and for other courses focused on climate adaptation. This project is seeking input from:

  • Professional associations and their membership
  • Employers
  • Post-secondary institutions

The Micro-credential Strategy for Climate Adaptation Competencies was funded by Natural Resources Canada and BC Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.

Micro-CertificationMicro-credentials certify an individual’s achievements in specific skills and differ from traditional education credentials, such as degrees and diplomas, in that they are shorter, can be personalized and provide distinctive value and relevance in the changing world of work.
CredentialA credential is awarded at the completion of a program of study recognized by a provincial government.
Credit-bearingA unit of study that contributes toward (or could contribute toward) completion of the requirements of a credential recognized by a provincial government.
Not-for-creditA unit of study or work or participation that does not itself contributes toward the completion of the requirements of a credential recognized by the provincial government. Note: ALN courses are currently “not-for-credit”.

Adapted from RMIT University in Australia and eCampusOntario.

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Webinar: Adaptation of Silviculture Practices to Climate Change

Last updated 29th Dec 2023
Presented by François Hébert (DRF), research scientist at the Direction de la recherche forestière (Forest research branch) of the Ministère des Ressources naturelles et des Forêts du Québec (Quebec’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests), this webinar focuses on the adaptation of silviculture practices to climate change. François discusses his research projects, each one addressing one climate risk and one strategy to manage this risk.