Launch + Learn/Casse croûtes et casse-têtes pour le climat

On November 23, 2019, the La Cité Résiliente team hosted an official launch with opening remarks from Sheena Wilson (Project Lead, Just Powers), Daniel Cournoyer (Executive Director, La Cité), Danika Jorgensen-Skakum (Research Coordinator, Just Powers), Marlin Schmidt (MLA-Gold Bar),  and an introduction to the project by Shafraaz Kaba (Architect, Ask for a Better World). The Solar Power Investment Cooperative of Edmonton (SPICE) then led the team and community members through a workshop on solar power’s community benefits, concluding with community coalition planning!

November’s Launch + Learn was part of La Cité Résiliente, a community-led project with La Cité francophone and the Bonnie Doon neighbourhood. In response to the city-wide Change for Climate campaign, La Cité résiliente brings together Bonnie Doon residents, students, business-owners and community users to learn, share and prepare for unfolding energy and climate transitions over the next decade.