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  • Stephen Sheppard
  • Cheryl Ng
  • Zhaohua Cheng
  • Kanchi Dave
  • Kim Walton
  • Eliza Kwun

Cool ‘Hood Champs

…is back, and better!

What is Cool ‘Hood Champs?

A FUN and FREE program that trains you to become a climate champion in your own neighbourhood! Through a series of super interactive workshops, you will learn to:

  • Identify climate impacts and solutions within your neighbourhood
  • Envision your ideal climate-friendly neighbourhood
  • Champion climate action within your community, through writing and implementing your very own climate action plan
  • Connect your climate action with the City of Vancouver’s and BC’s climate policies

Watch the trailer for a sneak peek on our previous workshops!

What did past participants think?

Click for more info: PDF Summary of Our Findings

When and where are the 2021 workshops?

In Fall 2021, we are holding 2 series of workshops, one in Kitsilano and one in Trout Lake. In Spring 2022, we plan to hold workshops in Killarney and Hastings.

Kitsilano Trout Lake
Oct 17, Sun, 11am – 1pm In person @ Community Centre Register here Oct 6, Wed, 6 – 8pm In person @ Community Centre Register here
Nov 3, Wed, 6 – 8 pm Online Oct 13, Wed, 6 – 8pm In person @ Community Centre
Optional 3rd session on implementing climate action plans – date TBC Oct 27, Wed, 6 – 8pm In person @ Community Centre

Each series will have between 2 – 3 workshops. We strongly encourage you to join the full series to get the most out of it, but understand that life happens, so come for as many as you can.

We will send out the workshop content outline to all registrants beforehand, so you have an idea of what’s in store for each session.

The series are customised to each neighbourhood’s unique environment, so choose the neighbourhood closest to where you live!

How do I register?

Register for the Kitsilano workshops here

Register for the Trout Lake workshops here

Pre-register for the Killarney and Hastings workshops in 2022 here


  • What if I can’t attend all 3 workshops in each series?

You are definitely most strongly encouraged to come for all 3 workshops as they build on one another, and help you bond with fellow Champs. But even if you can’t, sign up anyway and we look forward to seeing you for as many sessions as you can join us for!

  • If I can’t make all the dates in one series, can I attend the equivalent workshop in a different series instead?

Definitely possible – email cheryl.ng@ubc.ca to arrange this!

More Questions?

Contact cheryl.ng@ubc.ca

Cool ‘Hood Champs would not be possible without the support of our partners and sponsors:

  • Vancouver Park Board (Neighbourhood Matching Fund, 2020)
  • City of Vancouver (Greenest City Grant, 2021)
  • Killarney Community Centre Society
  • Hastings Community Centre Association
  • Trout Lake Community Centre Association

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