Alternative Climate Action Plan Researcher

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Alternative Climate Action Plan Researcher – Road to Resilience

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Manitoba office (CCPA – MB) is anm independent, non-partisan research institute concerned with issues of social, economic and environmental justice.

Draw on existing research and engagement, this position will create a community-based climate action plan for Winnipeg and Manitoba to significantly reduce Green House Gas emissions and make Winnipeg and Manitoba more resilient.

This position is thanks to a collaborative grant from the Winnipeg Foundation overseen by the Climate Action Team – Manitoba, a partnership between Climate Change Connection, Green Action Centre, Manitoba Energy Justice Coalition, The Wilderness Committee Manitoba and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – Manitoba. This position is supervised by CCPA Manitoba and will receive guidance from the Climate Action Team Manitoba core team members.

Alternative Climate Action Plan Researchers: Steps & Outputs for Research and Engagement

  1. Create basic sheets created on climate crisis in Winnipeg & Manitoba
  2. Scan of existing groups and research, develop list of stakeholders with input from project partners. In partnership with the Climate Action Team, engage with key stakeholders.
  3. Analysis of existing Manitoba and Winnipeg government plans
  4. Refine value framework and goals with the Climate Action Team & create project plan
  5. Targeted Alternative Climate Plan based on existing research and engagement. Focus on resilience in following key areas:
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Shelter
  • Transportation
  • Natural spaces / wilderness
  • Regulation
  • Green jobs More areas to be identified depending on time and resources
  1. Draft circulated for feedback to stakeholders
  2. Feedback incorporated
  3. Final plan circulated for endorsement
  4. Community Climate Action Plan launch

Qualifications and Skills

  • University degree, preferably at the master’s level, environmental studies or a related field
  • Dedication, experience and expertise in research toward social, environmental and economic justice with experience in research related to climate action
  • Experience with project management, budget and time management
  • Experience and expertise public policy oriented, actionable research
  • Experience with stakeholder engagement, conflict resolution and building strong long-term relationships with community organizations and individuals
  • Strategic thinker, ability to be function within a changing policy landscape
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, particularly when it comes to the emerging field of climate action

The successful candidate should share a commitment to CCPA’s social justice mandate. The person hired for the position will be self-directed and feel comfortable working in a small office team environment.

Anticipated start date: August 12th, 2019.

This is a part time, 2.5 days/ week researcher position for 32 weeks. Wage is commensurate with the CCPA Manitoba pay scale for a researcher position.

CCPA seeks to achieve employment equity. If you identify as First Nations, Métis, Indigenous, racialized, and/ or a person with a disability, you are encouraged to indicate this in your cover letter.

How to apply: Please submit a cover letter, CV/ resume and writing sample with the subject heading “Climate Action Researcher” by Monday July 15, 2019 at 5 pm to: Molly McCracken, Director, CCPA – MB molly at

Thank you to all who apply, only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.


15 Jul 2019
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Winnipeg  Manitoba
Policy Development & Advocacy
Research & Development
Renewable energy