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    Participate in our citizen-led assessment on climate-ready cities and towns!

    Our two volunteer training sessions are now complete, but it is not too late to participate! Sign up to receive more information about the NCL and to get involved.

  • What is the National Climate League?

    We work with volunteers across the country to collect policies, quantitative data, and case studies tracking municipal action on climate, health, wellbeing and the environment. Together, we compile this data into a nation-wide assessment of the state of local climate action.

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    Illustration by Raymond Biesinger

  • Why should I participate?

    There are many reasons why you might be interested in participating! Here are a few : 

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    Local Climate Action

    Learn more about what climate action looks like at the local level and how it connects to housing, affordability, transportation, green space, and more


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    Plans and Policies

    Track what plans and policies your city has in place when it comes to building green and equitable communities, and whether it is following through

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    Community Stories

    Learn about inspiring stories and examples of what is happening in other communities across Canada

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    Tool for Local Decision-Making

    Contribute to building a tool developed by citizens, for citizens! By equipping people with useful, easy to interpret data, the survey will aid citizens’ participation in local decision-making 

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Find out more about what being an NCL volunteer means

  • What does the process look like?  


    Online Training

    The project kicks off with an online training on November 9th or 14th. The training will consist of an introduction to municipal governance and local climate action, followed by an orientation to the survey questions, and how to collect relevant data.


    Data Collection

    Much of the data can be collected through web-based research, and looking through municipal plans, reports, and online datasets. Volunteers also reach out to city officials, requesting them to fill in gaps and confirm accuracy.


    The data collection period is open until the end of February, 2024.


    Final Report

    The volunteer-collected data will be presented in a final report by Climate Reality Project Canada in June, 2024.

  • Timeline


    Volunteer Recruitment

    November 9 or 14

    Volunteer training


    Data Collection period

    January 11


    February 9

    Deadline to send data to officials

    February 29

    Deadline for officials to confirm


    Analysis, writing and design


    Launch of the survey results and report!

  • Testimonies From Past Volunteers

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    Claire Buchanan

    Sustainable Orillia

    "What I found fascinating was the citizen-based research aspect of this whole report. It was neat to see the 57 cities participate and how the actions of a group of volunteers can contribute so much information to a community-based report. It just goes to show that a small group of people can make a difference!"

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    Eve Layman

    Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association

    "I felt that the report was an excellent tool to engage municipalities around successful actions that cities can take to impact climate change."

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    Pamela Nicholas

    Climate Reality Project Regional Organizer

    "It was interesting for me to discover more about my community's planning to deal with the climate crisis."

  • Learn about similar projects

    Council Climate Scorecards

    Canadian City Parks Report

    Sustainable Cities Index

    440 Megatonnes Policy Tracker 

    The Canadian Energy Efficiency Scorecard