Climate Change Adaptation Plan

What's happening with our weather?

From ice storms to heat waves and unseasonable temperatures, Halton Hills has experienced some seemingly strange weather over the past few years. These unusual climate events have affected the lives of our residents and have our community talking:

  • Is it climate change?
  • What will Halton Hills' climate look like in the future?
  • Are we prepared as a community for any changes that lie ahead?
  • What, if anything, should we do as a community to adapt and remain resilient to climate change?

These are questions that we plan to clarify with the Halton Hills Climate Change Adaptation Project.


What is The Climate Change Adaptation Plan?

This project will assess our community’s ability to respond to, and stay resilient against changes that may be brought on by unusual weather events, gradually increasing temperatures and altered rain and snow patterns. It will centre around the needs and values of the Halton Hills community and involve the following:

  1. Determining how the climate of Halton Hills has changed over the years and how climate change is predicted to impact Halton Hills until the year 2100 (through a localized climate modelling exercise that will use historical climate data and internationally-accepted climate models – learn more).
  2. Identifying how the Town could be vulnerable to climate change and prioritizing the potential risks.
  3. Identifying strategies and actions that will reduce or eliminate any identified vulnerabilities.

The project was launched in early 2017 to fulfill Action 5A of Council's 2014-18 Strategic Action Plan - Develop a Climate Change Adaptation Plan - and is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019.

The Town has secured a $175,000 grant from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to fund the majority of the project.


Halton Hills Need your Help

Creating a Climate Change Adaptation Plan that works for Halton Hills means addressing the needs and concerns of our residents. You can help us understand your views, awareness of and interest in climate change by submitting your story and/or completing a short survey.




What's happening with our weather?

From ice storms to heat waves and unseasonable temperatures, Halton Hills has experienced some seemingly strange weather over the past few years. These unusual climate events have affected the lives of our residents and have our community talking:

  • Is it climate change?
  • What will Halton Hills' climate look like in the future?
  • Are we prepared as a community for any changes that lie ahead?
  • What, if anything, should we do as a community to adapt and remain resilient to climate change?

These are questions that we plan to clarify with the Halton Hills Climate Change Adaptation Project.


What is The Climate Change Adaptation Plan?

This project will assess our community’s ability to respond to, and stay resilient against changes that may be brought on by unusual weather events, gradually increasing temperatures and altered rain and snow patterns. It will centre around the needs and values of the Halton Hills community and involve the following:

  1. Determining how the climate of Halton Hills has changed over the years and how climate change is predicted to impact Halton Hills until the year 2100 (through a localized climate modelling exercise that will use historical climate data and internationally-accepted climate models – learn more).
  2. Identifying how the Town could be vulnerable to climate change and prioritizing the potential risks.
  3. Identifying strategies and actions that will reduce or eliminate any identified vulnerabilities.

The project was launched in early 2017 to fulfill Action 5A of Council's 2014-18 Strategic Action Plan - Develop a Climate Change Adaptation Plan - and is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019.

The Town has secured a $175,000 grant from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to fund the majority of the project.


Halton Hills Need your Help

Creating a Climate Change Adaptation Plan that works for Halton Hills means addressing the needs and concerns of our residents. You can help us understand your views, awareness of and interest in climate change by submitting your story and/or completing a short survey.




  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The Town of Halton Hills is developing a Climate Change Adaptation Plan that will include strategies and actions that:

    • reduce the Town’s vulnerability to climate change;
    • increase its ability to cope with the consequences of climate change (adaptation);
    • increase community preparedness and self-reliance (resiliency) in the face of future climate changes; and
    • the community can implement to take advantage of the opportunities that may emerge due to climate change.

    We want to understand your views, awareness of and interest in climate change. The community is central to the development and implementation of the Plan and

    The Town of Halton Hills is developing a Climate Change Adaptation Plan that will include strategies and actions that:

    • reduce the Town’s vulnerability to climate change;
    • increase its ability to cope with the consequences of climate change (adaptation);
    • increase community preparedness and self-reliance (resiliency) in the face of future climate changes; and
    • the community can implement to take advantage of the opportunities that may emerge due to climate change.

    We want to understand your views, awareness of and interest in climate change. The community is central to the development and implementation of the Plan and we highly value your ideas and input.

    By completing this survey, you are a valuable partner in ensuring Halton Hills’ resiliency into the future. This survey is comprised of 9 questions and should take roughly 5-10 minutes to complete. The results will be aggregated and a summary report will be shared on letstalkhaltonhills.ca and used only to inform the development of the Plan.

    Thank you for your participation!

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