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. Climate change adaptation is a large and complex issue, too big for any one community to address. 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 workshop, to learn more about adaptation issues including local sea level rise in Tantramar, emergency measures, salt marsh restoration, the state of the dykes, education and outreach activities, and much more. A regional adaptation plan was developed in 2013 and is updated every year. EOS Eco-Energy staff act as secretariat for the Collaborative.

Information Brochure on the CCCC

CCCC Brochure

The CCCC Working Group 

A smaller working group meets regularly to ensure that work toward regional goals progresses. The Collaborative working group includes the following representatives (in alphabetical order):

  • Dwayne Acton, Town of Sackville
  • James Bornemann, Southeast Regional Service Commission
  • Craig Bowser, Town of Sackville
  • Adam Cheeseman, Nature NB
  • Roland Chiasson, Aster Group
  • Andrew Fisher, Town of Amherst
  • Phil Fontaine, NB EMO
  • Mike Fox, Mount Allison University
  • Mike Johnson, Cumberland EMO
  • Vincent Lambert-Song, NBEN
  • Mike LeBlanc and Zachary Bourque, Dept of Environment
  • Peter Lelievre, Mount Allison University
  • Amanda Marlin, EOS Eco-Energy Inc. (CCCC Coordinator)
  • Nic Mclellan, Ducks Unlimited Canada
  • Kieran Miller, Town of Sackville
  • Terry Murphy, Village of Port Elgin EMO
  • Roger Pitre, NB EMO
  • Prativa Pradhan, NB Climate Change Secretariat, GNB
  • Tracey Wade, Public Health NB and Atlantic Planners Institute

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 register:

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 and/or the general public. Selected workshop posters are presented below.

Selected Workshop Reports

Note that due to COVID-19 the

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

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