The Canadian Institute for Climate Choices brings together experts from diverse disciplines to undertake rigorous research, conduct insightful analysis, and engage a range of stakeholders and rightsholders to bring clarity to the climate challenges and transformative policy choices ahead for Canada.
We are publicly funded, non-partisan, and independently governed.
The Canadian Institute for Climate Choices is a member of the International Climate Councils Network (ICCN), an organization that facilitates collaboration and mutual support between Climate Councils from around the world.
The Canadian Institute for Climate Choices was established following a competitive request for proposals led by Environment and Climate Change Canada. That process resulted in a mandate to create a pan-Canadian expert collaboration that would “provide independent and expert-driven analysis to help Canada move toward clean growth in all sectors and regions of the country.” While our work is supported through a five-year contribution agreement with Environment and Climate Change Canada, the Institute is a wholly independent organization and retains full control over its research, findings, and policy recommendations.
The following organizations contributed to the development of the Canadian Institute for Climate Choices:
- ACT (the Adaptation to Climate Change Team), SFU
- Alberta Innovates
- Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission
- Canadian Energy Systems Analysis Research (CESAR)
- Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER)
- Foundation for Environmental Stewardship (FES)
- Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation
- L’Institut de l’énergie Trottier (IET)
- Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change
- Ivey Foundation
- Labrador Institute
- MaRS Discovery District
- McConnell Foundation
- National Consortium for Indigenous Economic Development
- Northern Climate ExChange, Yukon College
- Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS)
- Prairie Climate Centre
- Smart Prosperity Institute
- SWITCH (L’Alliance pour une économie verte au Québec)
- Trottier Family Foundation
- World Resources Institute (WRI)