Apply Now to the Climate Leadership Program!

On behalf of Next Up, we are so excited to share their long-awaited second iteration of the Alberta-based Climate Leadership Program (CLP)!

Alberta Ecotrust supported the first ever CLP cohort in 2016 and we’re ecstatic that we can support the CLP again this year from the most recent round of our Grant Program!

The CLP builds the capacity of Albertans who are on leadership pathways in communities and organizations that do not necessarily have climate change as their core focus, to drive diverse and collaborative climate change action forward.

Throughout the program, cohort members will explore current and future climate impacts, relevant action strategies and frameworks, and the critical role that Canada and Alberta need to play to avert climate catastrophe. Over the course of the CLP, participants will learn how to support and lead action on climate change in Alberta, from within their communities, organizations and across sectors. They will also work and network with resource people, experts, past CLP grads and other community leaders who are developing and leading climate action in Alberta.

In order to make the program as rich as possible, the CLP is looking for 20+ Albertans, 25 or older, with 3 or more years on a leadership path in their organizations or communities. In particular CLP is seeking Albertans who identify as members of equity seeking communities that include low income, queer, indigenous, newcomers, disabled, people of colour, faith groups and many others. If you work in sectors such as education, health care, business, First Nations, grassroots communities, government, finance, labour, energy, cooperatives, rural areas, or not-for-profits that focus on newcomers, you will greatly benefit from participating.

The CLP will run over five weekend retreats, between early March and late June taking you to Edmonton, Red Deer, Calgary and Kananaskis Country!

If this sounds like you or someone you know, please share and encourage them to apply by February 5, 2018.

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