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C101-01 Climate Change Management for SMEs

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Resilient World Institute Training Centre

5 Shields Court

Unit 108

Markham, ON L3R 0G3

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CLIMATE CHANGE MANAGEMENT FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZE BUSINESSES

Please see below to learn more about the Ontario Government Training Grant that could provide your company with a discount of up to 83% off the price of the course!

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Trainers : Dr. Martin Bush (RWI) and Glenn McGillivray (ICLR)

Climate change is increasing the risk to businesses in Ontario of damage to property, infrastructure and assets that potentially could cost business owners millions of dollars. Large natural disasters are not a future problem: they are happening now and costing property owners a great deal of money. While deaths and injuries from natural disasters are going down, property damage and disruption is ramping up. In the Canadian property insurance industry, a catastrophe is defined as an event costing $25 million or more in insured losses. From 2009 to 2018, total insured losses exceeded $17 billion. This does not include all the other events where damages cost less than $25 million, nor day-to-day weather-related claims or uninsured damage—which are both considerable.

Many businesses are vulnerable to flood but are not aware of it. This is partly because people often believe that flooding is a phenomenon associated only with rivers and streams. But flooding can happen virtually any place where heavy rainfall can occur--and that’s certainly all of Ontario. For instance, in July 2013, Toronto and surrounding areas were hit by a monumental rainstorm. Storm cells moved slowly across the city dumping over 10 centimeters of rain on Pearson Airport in just two hours. More than 21,000 basement flood claims were filed as a result of damage in Toronto and the eastern GTA. Insured losses exceeded $1 billion making the event one of the costliest disasters in Ontario history—surpassing the 2005 Toronto flood that caused extensive damage in northern areas of the city.

The one-day course on climate change management offered by RWI in collaboration with the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) in Toronto, will provide attendees with the knowledge and tools that will enable small and medium size businesses to reduce their vulnerability to climate hazards including floods.

Course outline:

  • Introduction to climate change, climate hazards, and implications for small and medium size businesses

  • Identification and ranking of risks and potential damage

  • Tools to assess specific risks and practical measures to reduce them

  • Risk assessment methodologies and how to apply them

  • Priority low-cost actions to reduce risk that can be applied now


This training is a 1-day course starting at 9 am and finishing at 5 pm.

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites. All types of business owners, managers, and senior staff are encouraged to take the training.

Who should attend:

  • Owners of small and medium size businesses

  • Managers and senior staff who work in those businesses

  • Equipment suppliers and service contractors who provide services to small and medium size businesses

  • Building owners and managers who are interested in knowing about climate hazards

Grant availability

If you are employed, your employer could receive grant to cover 83 percent of the costs of your training. Please call 416 855 2680 or email training@rwnstitute.ca for details.

Please arrive before 9 am at the RWI Training Centre located at:

One Hub Training Centre

205 Torbay Road Unit 4

Markham, Ontario L3R 3W4

Attendees will be provided with all course materials at the beginning of the training session. The session includes lunch and refreshments. There is free parking at the Centre.

Please contact RWI if you wish to change the name of the person on your registration, update your registration information, notify us about any dietary restrictions or other needs if you did not do when you registered. Please call 416 855 2680 for further information or email us at training@rwinstitute.ca.

Cancellation and Refunds

Please check the website: https://rwinstitute.ca/course-information/cancellations-refunds/

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