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The Impacts of Climate Change on Mental Health on the Canadian Prairies | A PRAC Forum

This research forum, hosted by the Prairies Regional Adaptation Collaborative (PRAC), focused on how climate change is impacting the mental health and well-being of communities on the Canadian Prairies.

The forum contained a mix of expert presentations on the topic and community case studies from the Blackfoot Confederacy Territory, Fort McMurray, and Lac La Ronge. Audience members participated both virtually and in-person at locations in Edmonton, Regina and Winnipeg. Those who participated in-person were able to take part in targeted provincial discussion groups following the webinar.


The PRAC is an initiative aimed at helping decision-makers in the Prairie provinces target local climate change issues and help integrate climate change adaptation considerations into decision making in policy, planning and operations. It is a federal–provincial cost-shared program between Natural Resources Canada and the governments of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) acts as the secretariat for PRAC.

For more information about this webinar can be found here.