BC Housing and BC Non-Profit Housing Association, Extreme Heat Responses in Social Housing, 2017-2018

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In 2017 BC experienced unprecedented level of impacts from climate change such as extreme heat, forest fires and a number of air quality advisories and warnings, across highly populated areas across Metro Vancouver, Vancouver Island and others. As our climate changes these impacts present the highest risks to those that are most vulnerable and have least amount of resources and support – such as majority of social housing tenants. Kerri Klein and Stacy Barter from SHIFT Collaborative facilitated two workshops that brought together a cross section of social housing providers to increase understanding of the heath impacts of extreme heat on social housing populations and discuss practices and strategies to address these impacts in the future.

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