With the support of the Conseil de Developpement Economique de L’Alberta, Consultant Diane Chiasson, the Town of Falher, acting as the lead municipality, with the M.D. of Smoky River, Village of Girouxville and Village of Donnelly, has been granted $108,062.00 in funding from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) Climate Change Staff Grants initiative to help address staffing gaps and increase our capacity to adapt to the effects of climate change or reduce greenhouse (GHG) emissions.
Town of Falher, along with the M.D. of Smoky River, Village of Girouxville and Village of Donnelly are among 59 communities across Canada benefitting from this initiative.
The Municipalities will use the funding to dedicate staff to activities to develop GHG emissions reduction and climate change adaptation plans that aligns with the municipalities’ sustainability and environmental goals, and integrates asset management priorities; implement operational and institutional changes that will help ensure long term GHG emissions reduction or climate adaptation creating GHG emission inventories or adding climate change practices into daily municipal processes; and undertake preparatory work that will lead to a reduction in municipal GHG emissions.
The Climate Change Staff Grants are offered through the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP) delivered by FCM and funded by the Government of Canada.