Climate Leadership Program


I got the information, knowledge, skills and strategies to apply my climate action passion to where I work, and have influence there. ~ Stephanie

The Climate Leadership Program will be offered in Alberta, between October 2019 and - February 2020.


The CLP is for people 25 and older, who have been active in their organization/sector for at least two years and who intend to continue to be involved there over the next 3-5 years.


We are looking for 20 people who are on leadership pathways in organizations that do not necessarily have climate change as their core focus. For example, past program participants have had continuing roles in: education, health care, the private sector, Indigenous organizations, government, the labour movement, the energy sector, cooperatives, not-for-profits that focus on newcomers, and so on.

We value the contributions people from equity-seeking groups bring to our organization, leadership, and movement building. We encourage applications from S2LGBTQ+ people, Indigenous peoples, people of colour, low-income earners and the unemployed, immigrants and refugees, people with disabilities or another equity seeking group with which participants identify.


Fall 2019



Winter 2020



We offer scholarships to cover all the (reasonable) expenses associated with the program. Fees are geared to income.


The first two retreat weekends are in Kananaskis Country. Accommodation, transportation, and all meals are provided. Shuttles will depart from Edmonton and Calgary for these two Kananaskis retreats. We do expect that people living outside of Edmonton and Calgary will be able to get themselves to and from those the shuttle departure points independently, and we’re willing to help with that if needed. The final two session weekends are in Edmonton and we expect that participants will be able to make their own travel arrangements for both sessions. Edmonton accommodations and meals are the responsibility of each participant to arrange for themselves. We will support participants in arranging billeting for the two weekends in Edmonton if requested. We are providing snacks, lunches and Saturday dinner for the Edmonton weekends.



The structure of the CLP means that missing out will be disruptive to the other participants and to your own understanding of the content and skills that are part of each weekend. Because a portion of each session is devoted to collaborative project work, attendance is mandatory. The resources to offer the CLP represent a large investment of skill and planning by the facilitators and guests, as well as considerable financial support from our donors. Every year there are more applicants that participant places, so by accepting a spot in the CLP, you are taking someone else's opportunity. We strongly encourage applicants to be certain that they can fully participate in all of the CLP sessions before applying.

Participants who are unable to fully attend the program may be asked to withdraw.


Applications are due at noon, Monday October 14, 2019.


Sort of. We don't require a letter of reference. We do require the name of a person that we can contact if we want to know more about your leadership and organizational involvements. This person should be someone who is familiar with your leadership skills, and who understands your interest and potential as a climate leader. We'll need the name, phone number and email for your reference person. You should make certain that your reference knows that you're applying for the CLP, and that they might be contacted by us.



We invite you to use in a format that allows you to best present yourself. This may be with a printed or written application, verbally, with the assistance of an interpreter, or using other technologies that are suitable in presenting your application. To use an alternative form of application, you must arrange this with us, so that your application is received no later than Monday, October 14. Contact Mike Byerley at 403 837-4846 or

Thursday 7 pm Oct. 24 - 3 pm Sunday Oct. 27,

- U of C Biogeoscience Institute, Kananaskis, AB

Thursday 7 pm Dec. 5 - 3 pm Sunday Dec. 8,

- U of C Biogeoscience Institute, Kananaskis, AB

7 pm Friday Jan. 10 - 3 pm Sunday Jan. 12,

- Edmonton, AB

7 pm Friday Feb. 7 - 3 pm Sunday Feb. 9,

- Edmonton, AB

$1000 (professional development)

$400 (employed)

$200 (fixed and limited income)

Fully funded scholarships are available on request.

Arrangements for familycare are available to support

participants’ individual situations.

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