Chignecto Climate Change Collaborative

About the CCCC

The Chignecto Climate Change Collaborative (formerly the Tantramar Climate Change Adaptation Collaborative) first formed in January of 2013 and includes more than 90 professionals connected to adaptation issues in the Chignecto border region of NB and NS. Climate change adaptation is a large and complex issue, too big for any one community to take on alone. Thus, there was a need to come together and address climate change adaptation in a collective, coordinated fashion – with communities on both sides of the border (NS and NB). The Collaborative holds an annual event for either the general public, youth, or Collaborative members. A regional strategic plan was developed in 2013 and again in 2017. EOS Eco-Energy staff coordinate the Collaborative, as well as a smaller working group.

Information Brochure on the CCCC

CCCC Brochure

The CCCC Working Group 

The working group meets regularly (3-6 times a year) to ensure that work toward regional goals progresses and key players are able to network and connect. The Collaborative working group includes the following representatives:

  • James Bornemann, Southeast Regional Service Commission
  • Craig Bowser, Town of Sackville
  • Alex Cadel, ClimAtlantic
  • Corinne Cash, MTA
  • Adam Cheeseman, Nature NB
  • Roland Chiasson, Aster Group
  • Miranda Corkum, MTA
  • Brittany Cormier, EOS and Town of Tantramar
  • Rob Capozi, NB Climate Change Secretariat, DELG
  • Jon Eppell, Town of Tantramar
  • Jon Estabrooks, Tantramar Regional High School
  • Steve Ferguson, Municipality of the County of Cumberland
  • Andrew Fisher, Town of Amherst
  • Phil Fontaine, NB EMO
  • Zachary Bourque, Dept of Environment
  • Peter Lelievre, Mount Allison University
  • Amanda Marlin, EOS Eco-Energy Inc. (CCCC Coordinator)
  • Nic Mclellan, Ducks Unlimited Canada
  • Jenna Miller, ClimAtlantic and NB DELG
  • Kieran Miller, Town of Tantramar
  • Melissa Pageau, NB EMO
  • Roger Pitre, NB EMO
  • Prativa Pradhan, NB Climate Change Secretariat, GNB
  • Tracey Wade, Consultant
  • Members of the Cumberland Change Hub

Get in touch with EOS Eco-Energy if you’d like to join the working group.


Research on the Collaborative and the Benefits of Collaborating for Adaptation 

Summary Report on Collaboration Research by Alison Feist, Brock University, November 2018


Video about the Collaborative

Watch this 2019 video by Ducks Unlimited Canada that features our Collaborative:

On the Rise – Conservation and Sea Level Rise in Atlantic Canada


CCCC Projects and Initiatives

Event Series on How Nature Can Help Us Adapt to Climate Change (2021-2022)

For more information and to view the webinars:

Climate Change Video Challenge (2020-21)

The challenge was open to all residents in the Chignecto region to showcase local climate impacts and actions. Thanks to the New Brunswick Environmental Trust Fund for funding this project and to the local residents of all ages who entered videos. Check out the videos at the link below:

Climate Change Video Challenge

Educational Sea Level Rise Signs across Chignecto (2020-21)

During 2020-21 the CCCC is working together to erect a series of educational sea level rise signs across the Chignecto Isthmus. Thanks to funding from the New Brunswick Environmental Network, in spring 2021 look for these signs in Cape Jourimain, Port Elgin, Baie Verte and Johnson’s Mills. Learn more about why sea level is rising, what we can do about it, and how we can use nature to help adapt to rising sea levels and coastal erosion. Check out our resource page:

Sea Level Rise Information Page

Storm Prep Tantramar Facebook Page

Interact with CCCC members on the Storm Prep Tantramar Facebook Page. Ask questions, or start a discussion. Find emergency preparedness information, advice, tips, and links to local events too. Join the group today.

Current Regional Five Year Adaptation Plan

TCCAC Five Year Plan Jan 2017

Annual Workshops

The CCCC working group works to advance the CCCC regional adaptation plan (2017) and hosts annual educational workshops for the wider Collaborative, the general public and/or local schools. Selected workshop posters are presented below.

Selected Workshop Reports

Fall 2021 Tour of Adaptation Sites in the Chignecto Region

Tantramar Regional High School Climate Change Adventure (2020)

2019 CCCC Workshop Report

TCCAC 2018 Workshop Report

2017 TCCAC Workshop Report

2014 TCCAC Workshop Report

2013 TCCAC Workshop Report


Links to CCCC Members’ Projects and Reports

See what our CCCC members are up to:

Cumberland County Emergency Management

Ducks Unlimited Canada Beaubassin Research Station

Natural and Nature-Based Climate Change Adaptation

New Brunswick Climate Change Secretariat

New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization

Southeast Regional Service Commission

Town of Sackville Stormwater Mitigation Project

Geophysical Imaging for Flood Risk Management


Selected Testimonials about the CCCC to Mark our 10th Anniversary in 2023

I was delighted to be the Mount Allison Geography & Environment Department representative from the early days of The Tantramar Climate Change Adaptation Collaborative (TCCAC), now the CCCC. This collaborative approach to the pressing issues of climate change in our own backyard was a critical part of the amazing climate leadership coordinated planning that has come together over the past decade. This diverse group of researchers, educators and government representatives were action-oriented on the pressing needs of the Chignecto Region, then and now. I appreciate the critical role that EOS Eco-Energy has played in coordinating the collaborative over the years, with many new partnerships, cross-border communications and significant community-based awareness and preparation for the realities of adaptation. Many thanks. – Dr. Mike Fox, Mount Allison (Member of CCCC from 2013 – 2022)

For more than 10 years the CCCC has provided a space for professionals – be they planners, engineers, administrators, EMO, policy makers, and environmental experts – to discuss the challenges of climate change and identify opportunities for community adaptation. Cross-border partners have shared insight on topics like EMO activities and dyke management with each other and with the public so that we all can appreciate the technical complexities in ensuring our communities are safe and resilient. If knowledge is power, then the Collaborative’s work to educate and communicate about climate change has created a significant advantage for local youth and community members. Equally important is the advocacy that the collaborative members do with local, provincial and federal players to support action and investment in protecting the Chignecto Isthmus. Being part of the CCCC has kept me informed of new initiatives and allowed me to share my own work to others who are working to build climate resilient communities right here in the NS-NB border region. – Tracey Wade, Land use planner (Member of the CCCC Working Group)

I have very much enjoyed being part of the CCCC. This group brings together people with diversity responsibilities and expertise with a common interest in climate change adaptation. These broader perspectives have greatly increased my understanding of the challenges associated with climate change in our region which I have been able to share with colleagues within my organization and beyond. Climate change continues to present large risks for our region and the longevity of this group is a sure sign that what we have done and continue to do is very important. – Nic McLellan, Research Biologist, Ducks Unlimited Canada

The CCCC brings together an engaged group of committed citizens clearly invested in finding solutions to climate change related issues in our communities. It has been a pleasure connecting with such a group. It increases my levels of optimism that cooperation at many levels can bring solutions. I have appreciated the opportunities to connect with diverse professionals outside my organization, Mount Allison University, and find ways to put my knowledge of Earth science and geophysics to better measure in my community and beyond. – Dr. Peter Lelievre, Dept. of Math. & Comp. Sci., Mount Allison University


The Work of the CCCC has Been Funded By

* The New Brunswick Environmental Trust Fund
* Municipality of the County of Cumberland
* New Brunswick Environmental Trust Fund
* Natural Resources Canada