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Agents of Change

A Project to Support Building Local Volunteer Engagement Programs

Mobilizing community residents towards net zero and climate resilience goals is a crucial element of any municipal climate action planning process.  Yet, that level of outreach and engagement is often lacking.  That’s why ICLEI Canada is running the Agents of Change project, to help build volunteer engagement programming in municipalities across Canada. 


A Few Facts About the Project

This project will help municipalities engage residents in their local climate action planning progress by:

  • Designing municipally-supported volunteer engagement programs
  • Identifying collaborators and stakeholders in within their communities
  • Recruiting and supporting volunteers
  • Developing and delivering training programs for volunteers
  • Providing $15,000 to each participating municipality to support the hard costs of program set-up

If your municipality is ready to engage your residents in local climate action through a municipally-supported volunteer engagement program, we encourage you apply.

Participating Municipalities

  • Colchester, NS
  • Cranbrook, BC
  • Drayton Valley, AB
  • Dufferin County, ON
  • Grey County, ON
  • Nanaimo, BC
  • New Glasgow, NS
  • Ottawa, ON
  • Vernon, BC
  • Victoria, BC
  • Wolfville, NS

Information Session

We hosted an information session to provide more details about the Agents of Change Project.

The information session gave an overview of the project, including benefits of joining, eligibility requirements, and key dates. We spent time as part of the session answering questions from prospective participants about the project and the application process. These, and other frequently asked questions have been summarized in this FAQ document.

AoC Resources

As we progress through Agents of Change, we will be sharing insights and resources here.  Stay tuned!




This project is undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada 


If you have questions about the Agents of Change Project, please contact Caitlin Rodger at

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