Moderator: Inger Miller
The First Nations Infrastructure Resilience Toolkit: Integrating Climate Risks into Asset Management
Presenters: Guy Felio and Elmer Lickers
The Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC), in collaboration with Stantec Consulting and Engineers Canada, developed a First Nations (FN) Infrastructure Resilience Toolkit that guides FN communities in the assessment of risks related to climate change in a life-cycle/asset management context.The Toolkit was developed through pilots in three First Nation communities in Ontario and is now used for capacity development across the Province; it was funded by the governments of Canada and Ontario.
This presentation discusses the development process, principles and key elements of the Toolkit (climate risks assessment and asset management modules). Using case studies in communities across Ontario, the presenter illustrates the steps of using the Toolkit for integrating climate risks into the life-cycle analysis of asset management planning.
Building System-Wide Resilience and Capacity: Lessons Learned from a Flood Resilience Assessment in Ontario
Presenter: Glenn Milner
As the need to move from adaptation planning to implementation continues to increase, it is crucial that decision-makers consider innovative ways to incorporate vulnerable populations and social resilience factors into setting priorities and assessing risk. To meet this need, traditional infrastructure risk assessments are evolving in scope and scale to consider the communities and people that rely upon them. Based on a case study conducted in the Province of Ontario, this presentation will identify an approach and lessons learned from assessing flood resilience in an innovative way across a portfolio of buildings. An emphasis will be placed on how staff capacity to respond helped to inform the level of resilience, and how outputs can be tailor-made to be more valuable in decision-making.