• Collaborative Implementation Groups - Case Study Series
    Case Study Series
    Collaborative Implementation Groups

The Collaborative Implementation Groups (CIG) project targeted 12 municipalities throughout the Great Lakes watershed to identify and implement an adaptation initiative in their community over the period of one year (January 2017 – December 2017). The CIGs came together at various stages to share experiences, challenges, and opportunities on such items as measuring progress through indicators, project financing, budgeting, scheduling, evaluation, monitoring, and reporting. Ultimately, the CIGs were an opportunity to bring together practitioners struggling with implementation challenges to create a peer support network that brings these individuals together (both online and in person) to collectively work through the implementation of an identified action and share the resulting experiences.

The output of this project was the creation of 12 case studies, which outline the experience of each municipality as they implement their specified initiatives.  Check out the case studies below!

1. City of Barrie – Inflow Reduction Workshop

2. City of Brampton – Public Engagement Through Existing Faith-Based Organization Network

3. City of Burlington – Public School Rain Garden

4. City of Hamilton – Bumpout Stormwater Low Impact Development

5. City of Peterborough – Developing a Local Improvement Charge

6. City of Thunder Bay – Developing a Local Climate Change Connection Website

7. City of Windsor – Creating a Climate Resilient Home

8. County of Peterborough – Road Patrol Software

9. Township of Douro-Dummer – Agricultural Community Workshop

10. Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen – Rotary Park Pond Ecosystem Improvement

11. Township of Nipigon – Tree Box Filters and Rain Garden

12. Township of Selwyn – Kawartha Park Road Boat Access Stabilization and Erosion Control


This project was made possible by the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, under the Canada-Ontario (COA) Respecting the Great Lakes.