Community Climate Response Dialogue

With GTEC Executive Director Arden Henley
March 12, 12 – 2:30 pm


The Green Technology Education Centre (GTEC) would like to extend its appreciation for the work that the VanCity Community Foundation and the organizations that are connected to it do every day on behalf of the community and its people. We are honoured to assist you in any way that we can in responding to the impacts of climate change.

What Is GTEC?

GTEC’s mission is to inform, activate and support communities in responding to the impacts of climate change. With extreme weather events such as the 2021 heat dome, the Abbotsford floods and last year’s fire season we have seen how unexpectedly and profoundly communities can be impacted. With an increasingly advanced understanding of global warming, we are now in a position to anticipate the impacts that we will face and to take steps to advance our preparation. That is the core of GTEC’s current work with organizations such as the Federation of Community Social Services of BC and the Social Planning and Research Council of BC.

The Community Climate Response Dialogue

The Community Climate Response Dialogue is envisioned as a 2.5 hr. gathering of senior staff from non-profit organizations that are connected to VanCity Community Foundation at its 312 Main Street site in Vancouver. This gathering will include lunch; a brief climate change update, including probable impacts on community-based, non-profit organizations; and structured dialogue among the participants about the readiness of their organizations to respond to the impacts of climate change and what they feel would be helpful in advancing their readiness.

March 12, 2024 | 12:00 – 2:30 pm

312 Main Street, Vancouver

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Facilitated by Arden Henley

The Community Climate Response Dialogue will be facilitated by GTEC Executive Director, Arden Henley. A self-described social architect, Arden has extensive leadership experience in the community social services sector. He has over 40 years of local, national and international experience in facilitating community dialogue, delivering workshops and giving presentations. Prior to co-founding GTEC, Arden was the Vice President of City University in Canada and the co-founder of its unique counselling, education and sustainability in business programs. Arden has a B.A. from McMaster University, an M.A. from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, U.S.A and a Doctorate in Education from Simon Fraser University.

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