From inspiring speakers to expert panel discussions to interactive workshops to a variety of networking opportunities, the SCC 2021 schedule has something for everyone.

All session times are ET.

Check out the Program-at-a-Glance for the full schedule. 
This program is available upon request in accessible formats.

Tuesday, October 19

10–10:50 a.m. Wellness programming – & Industry Showcase – "Ask an expert" with Geosource
11–11:15 a.m. Welcome and opening to SCC 2021 - with elder Verna McGregor
11:15–12:15 a.m. Keynote - Dr. Deborah McGregor
Climate action in Canada: A discussion on reconciliation, Indigenous justice, and nature-based solutions
12:15–1:00 p.m. Industry Showcase  
Connected Labs: Via Rail
Health Break / Lunch
Workshop
1–1:50 p.m.
Transforming homes across Canada through local financing programs
Workshop
1–1:50 p.m.
Designing for natural infrastructure benefits
Workshop
2–2:50 p.m.
Net-zero community design
Workshop
2–2:50 p.m.
Engaging communities in urban forest planning with Tree Canada
Networking Session
3–3:50 p.m.
Project Accelerator with MaRS Urban Innovation Lab
Networking Session
3–3:50 p.m.
Networking session for communities advancing equity and reconciliation in climate action
Networking Session
3–3:50 p.m.
Connected Labs: Food Cycle Science Northstar Clean Technologies, CIMCO
4–4:15 p.m. Day 1 wrap up
4:15–5:30 p.m. Open, fun networking

Wednesday, October 20

10–10:50 a.m. Wellness programming & Industry Showcase: “Ask an expert” with CSA group
11–11:15 a.m. Welcome to Day 2
11:15–12:15 a.m. Expert Panel: What's next for communities in our path to net zero?
Moderated by FCM CEO Carole Saab
12:15–1 p.m. Industry Showcase 
Connected Labs: Mitacs
Health Break / Lunch
Workshop
1–1:50 p.m.
Climate change and community facilities: solutions for small municipalities
Workshop
1–1:50 p.m.
Parks and resiliency: a discussion on parks, climate change, and COVID-19 recovery
Workshop
2–2:50 p.m.
The pathway to net zero home energy retrofits
Workshop
2–2:50 p.m.
Integrating climate considerations into asset management practices
Networking Session
3–3:50 p.m.
Sustainable Communities Awards Information Session
Networking Session
3–3:50 p.m.
Group discussion: The pathway to net-zero home energy retrofits
Networking Session
3–3:50 p.m.
Connected Labs: OPG, Rillea
4–4:15 p.m. Day 2 wrap up
4:15–5:30 p.m. Trivia Night

Thursday, October 21

10–10:50 a.m. Wellness programming & Industry Showcase: “Ask an expert” with SSG
11–11:15 a.m. Welcome to Day 3
11:15–11:35 p.m. Keynote - Dr. Lena Chan
Growing a city in nature – Singapore's story
11:35–12:15 p.m. Panel discussion: Applying lessons from Singapore to Canada
12:15–1:00 p.m. Industry Showcase 
Connected Labs: Dunsky Energy + Climate Advisors
Health Break / Lunch
Workshop
1–1:50 p.m
The capacity to act: what it takes to create local change for climate change
Workshop
1–1:50 p.m
Indigenous-led conservation and municipal partnerships
Workshop
2–2:50 p.m
Customizing energy solutions for your community
Workshop
2–2:50 p.m
Funding and municipal support for sustainable affordable housing
Networking Session
3–3:50 p.m
Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) members meet-up
Networking Session
3–3:50 p.m
Networking session for small, rural and remote communities
Networking Session
3–3:50 p.m
Connected Labs: Earth Day Canada
4–4:15 p.m. Closing SCC 2021
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