La Cité Résiliente: A Decade in Transition

How can neighbourhoods organize around community energy transition and climate resilience?

La Cité Franco et la résilience climatique is a bilingual community-based energy transition project which responds directly to the City of Edmonton’s materials on climate resiliency, imagining the possibilities and opportunities for community engagement alongside climate change.

NOTE: ALL COMMUNITY EVENTS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO ONGOING CONCERNS ABOUT COVID-19 AND COMMUNITY CARE. 

Let's prepare Bonnie Doon for climate change

We are inviting you to create a plan to retrofit our community for energy-efficiency and climate resilience. How can we make our neighbourhood ready for the future by retro-fitting and future-proofing our buildings? Could we generate our own power as neighbours? What are the benefits for our community?  

Preparing now by reducing carbon emissions means saving money later, but there are so many more possibilities. Be part of the conversation to share what you want for the future of our neighbourhood!

Why partner with La Cité franco?

Building on the community spirit and diversity of the Francophone community in Edmonton, La Cité Franco et la résilience climatique empowers Francophone participants and Anglophone Bonnie Doon neighbourhood residents of different ages, ethnic and cultural backgrounds to make localized energy infrastructure modifications to the world-renowned La Cité building — home to 38 separate community organizations and the organizing institution behind the popular Flying Canoe/Canoë Volant winter festival. As participants learn the necessary steps to transform the building for climate resilience, they will learn what it means to make infrastructural adaptations to meet a changing world and to address the shifting needs of their vibrant community.

Funded by an EcoCity Edmonton Infrastructure Acceleration Grant with Just Powers and La Cité francophone.

Get involved!

To organize the neighborhood around climate resiliency and energy transition, different workshops and events will be held. Whether you study, live or work in Bonnie Doon, or you’re interested in climate resiliency solutions, we look forward to hearing your ideas.

A Facebook group was created as a space for conversation and discussion for the community members.

February 18, 2020 at La Cité francophone: First Workshop

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE March 19, 2020 at La Cité francophone: Weeknight Community Meeting

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE March 21, 2020 at La Cité francophone: Week-End Community Meeting

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