Building Capacity

CUSP members and partners are engines of growth, innovation and prosperity in Canada. When connected and aligned, the CUSP network and its partners can produce meaningful impact at the community scale, and can help shape the policy, programs, projects, and pursuits of senior government and others in a way that will be most effective when executed.

Explore our knowledge-exchange and activities to learn more about how our work is building capacity among Canada’s large and leading cities towards accelerating Canada’s ambition and action on climate.

Capacity For The Climate Decade

Capacity For The Climate Decade

Cities work on the frontlines as critical and capable partners, but the challenge of climate action is great and the level of change required is transformative. CUSP has developed Canadian-specific research and analysis related to building the capacity of local governments to accelerate Canada's climate action.
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Internal Municipal Capacity for Climate Action

Internal Municipal Capacity for Climate Action

Building internal capacity among local governments and their partners is critical for accelerating climate action in cities. This knowledge-exchange explores the rationale and benefits of embedding resources in local government to advance advance climate and energy.
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Coalition Building for Equitable Climate Action

Coalition Building for Equitable Climate Action

Coalitions of community partners can enhance municipal capacity for equitable climate action by including a diverse set of perspectives, being responsive to community needs and garnering support for implementation. This knowledge-exchange explores actionable and practical steps for how CUSP members and partners can build coalitions in their own communities.
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Collective Impact for Climate Action

Collective Impact for Climate Action

Collective impact is structured form of collaboration which brings together different sectors to solve large complex social problems. This knowledge-exchange explores how CUSP members and partners implement the collective impact framework for cultivating community capacity towards local climate action initiatives.
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