CLEAR – Climate, Lived Experience, and Resilience Community Consultation

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What are we doing?

In the summer of 2021, an extreme heat event, referred to as the heat dome, occurred in British Columbia, which resulted in significantly increased numbers of people suffering from heat-related health impacts.

Vancouver Coastal Health, along with provincial, municipal and non-governmental partners, responded to this heat event with additional resources, supports, and outreach to mitigate the impact of the heat on the population.

After the heat event, a BC Coroner’s panel studied the 2021 heat dome, with attention to groups at higher risk for health impacts. One of the key recommendations emerging from the Coroner’s report was to “ensure vulnerable populations are identified and supported during extreme heat events”. Furthermore, a priority action for health authorities was to “engage and consult with vulnerable populations” in order to inform the response to extreme heat in the future.


How YOU can get INVOLVED

Individuals identified by the BC Coroner as priority populations who were particularly vulnerable to extreme heat events included older adults, people with chronic health conditions (including differences in mobility and cognition), and people experiencing homelessness or who are marginally housed


Who should register for the consultation?

Are you someone who identifies with one or more of the following and wants to share how these and other factors have affected your experience of extreme heat and climate impacts?

  • people with disabilities
  • older adults
  • people with chronic health conditions
  • and people experiencing homelessness or those who are marginally housed

The consultation project will focus on those residing within the geographical boundaries of Vancouver Coastal Health Authority.


What is the format for the consultation?

  • Focus group conversations will be organized in person and/or by Zoom.
  • One-on-one interviews can also be organized based on individual preference


How do I register?

At the bottom of this page, you can begin your registration. Note that whether you are an individual or registering on behalf of a group, you can begin your registration below.


Can I fill in a survey instead?

Yes! At the bottom of this page, you can complete a survey instead of joining a focus group by choosing "CLEAR Survey - For Individuals".


I have a question. Who can I ask?

Have a question about this opportunity? Please email cameron.fani@vch.ca.


We acknowledge that our places of work and the Vancouver Coastal Health sites lie on the traditional homelands of the First Nation Communities of the Heiltsuk, Kitasoo-Xai’xais, Líl̓wat, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), N’Quatqua, Nuxalk, Samahquam, shíshálh (Sechelt), Skatin, Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Tla’amin, Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), Wuikinuxv, and Xa’xtsa.





What are we doing?

In the summer of 2021, an extreme heat event, referred to as the heat dome, occurred in British Columbia, which resulted in significantly increased numbers of people suffering from heat-related health impacts.

Vancouver Coastal Health, along with provincial, municipal and non-governmental partners, responded to this heat event with additional resources, supports, and outreach to mitigate the impact of the heat on the population.

After the heat event, a BC Coroner’s panel studied the 2021 heat dome, with attention to groups at higher risk for health impacts. One of the key recommendations emerging from the Coroner’s report was to “ensure vulnerable populations are identified and supported during extreme heat events”. Furthermore, a priority action for health authorities was to “engage and consult with vulnerable populations” in order to inform the response to extreme heat in the future.


How YOU can get INVOLVED

Individuals identified by the BC Coroner as priority populations who were particularly vulnerable to extreme heat events included older adults, people with chronic health conditions (including differences in mobility and cognition), and people experiencing homelessness or who are marginally housed


Who should register for the consultation?

Are you someone who identifies with one or more of the following and wants to share how these and other factors have affected your experience of extreme heat and climate impacts?

  • people with disabilities
  • older adults
  • people with chronic health conditions
  • and people experiencing homelessness or those who are marginally housed

The consultation project will focus on those residing within the geographical boundaries of Vancouver Coastal Health Authority.


What is the format for the consultation?

  • Focus group conversations will be organized in person and/or by Zoom.
  • One-on-one interviews can also be organized based on individual preference


How do I register?

At the bottom of this page, you can begin your registration. Note that whether you are an individual or registering on behalf of a group, you can begin your registration below.


Can I fill in a survey instead?

Yes! At the bottom of this page, you can complete a survey instead of joining a focus group by choosing "CLEAR Survey - For Individuals".


I have a question. Who can I ask?

Have a question about this opportunity? Please email cameron.fani@vch.ca.


We acknowledge that our places of work and the Vancouver Coastal Health sites lie on the traditional homelands of the First Nation Communities of the Heiltsuk, Kitasoo-Xai’xais, Líl̓wat, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), N’Quatqua, Nuxalk, Samahquam, shíshálh (Sechelt), Skatin, Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Tla’amin, Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), Wuikinuxv, and Xa’xtsa.

  • Thank you for registering for the Climate, Lived Experience, and Resilience Community Consultation (CLEAR). 

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  • Thank you for registering for the Climate, Lived Experience, and Resilience Community Consultation (CLEAR).

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  • Want to provide feedback on your own time? Use this survey link to answer a few questions and let us know how you have been dealing with climate change and your health.    

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