Library of climate resources

This is a collection of links to climate datasets, tools, guidance and related resources. The sources include the federal government, provincial and territorial governments, national professional organizations, climate consortia and established international organizations. It can be useful for impact, vulnerability and risk assessments, and for adaptation planning.

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Explanation of the different resource types
  • data product - downloadable climate dataset
  • tool - builds on a dataset with further analyses and/or visualization
  • guidance - provides direction on the use of climate information or on conducting climate-related assessments
  • additional resources include educational and awareness-raising material, impact assessments and scientific syntheses

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  • Additional resources

    C22.1-18 Canadian Electrical Code, Part I (24th edition), Safety Standard for Electrical Installations (Opens in a new Window)

    For 90 years, the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I has been the original, Canadian-based safety standard; developed and updated to better protect electrical workers and help make electrical installations and equipment safer. The Code promotes improved consistency in electrical installations from coast to coast across Canada. Updated to reflect the latest advancements in technology and incorporating considerations for renewable energy, the Code helps support the work of electrical workers no matter how complex their projects are. The CE Code Part I, along with third-party Certification of components and regulation, forms the basis of the Canadian Electrical Safety System – helping to keep electrical workers and equipment safer, minimize costly reworks and enhancing productivity. Planned updates for the 2021 edition include requirements and considersations for adding resiliency to infrastructure.
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    CAN/BNQ 2501-500 Geotechnical site investigations for building foundations in permafrost zones (Opens in a new Window)

    This standard establishes a consistent methodology for performing geotechnical site investigations so that the results can be used to design building foundations with due consideration, in a risk management framework, of the conditions prevailing at the building site, including: the distinctive characteristics of permafrost; and the seasonal and interannual climate conditions as well as the projected climate conditons over the service life of the building foundations.
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    Bureau de normalisation du Québec, Standards Council of Canada
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    CSA S37-18 Antennas, Towers, and Antenna-Supporting Structures (Opens in a new Window)

    This National Standard of Canada applies to structural antennas, towers, antenna-supporting structures, and roof- and wall- mounted structures, including their components, such as guys and foundations. It covers the structural design, fabrication, and erection of new structures and the modification of existing structures.
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    CSA Group, Standards Council of Canada
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    CSA S500:14 (R2019) Thermosyphon foundations for buildings in permafrost regions (Opens in a new Window)

    This standard provides requirements for all life-cycle phases of thermosyphon foundations for new buildings on permafrost, including site characterization, design, installation, and commissioning phases as well as for monitoring and maintenance phases. This standard is meant to ensure the long-term performance of thermosyphon-supported foundation systems under changing environmental conditions.
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    CSA Group, Standards Council of Canada
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    CSA S501:14 (R2019) Moderating the effects of permafrost degradation on existing building foundations (Opens in a new Window)

    Permafrost degradation can be caused by many factors. When degradation occurs, buildings or structures constructed on permafrost can suffer distress or damage. This standard is organized according to the progression of steps that should be undertaken in order to moderate the effects of permafrost degradation on existing buildings or structures.
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    CSA Group, Standards Council of Canada
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    CSA S503 Community drainage system planning, design, and maintenance in northern communities (Opens in a new Window)

    This standard specifies the minimum planning, design, and maintenance requirements for community drainage systems in Canada's northern communities. The purpose of this standard is to increase the capacity of communities and individuals to prepare and implement effective community drainage plans. These plans address both existing and anticipated drainage management challenges arising from deficiencies in past practices, as well as the need to adapt to future changes in climate.
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    CSA Group, Standards Council of Canada
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    CSA W203:19 Planning, design, operation, and maintenance of wastewater treatment in northern communities using lagoon and wetland systems (Opens in a new Window)

    This standard specifically addresses the planning, design, operation, and maintenance of intermittent/seasonal discharge lagoon and wetland systems that are most appropriate for use in Northern regions, where effluent discharge is either difficult or not possible in colder months.
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    CSA Group, Standards Council of Canada
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    CSA W204:19 Flood Resilient Design for New Residential Communities (Opens in a new Window)

    The purpose of this Standard is to provide compliance criteria and guidance on the design of flood-resilient new residential communities as it relates to greenfield development. This Standard covers the following considerations: a) design for resilience to address extreme weather events and operational uncertainties; b) storm sewer system design (minor drainage system considerations); c) street design (major overland drainage system considerations); d) sanitary sewer design (wastewater drainage system considerations); e) wastewater pumping station design; and f) considerations for preservation of natural infrastructure and low impact development measures.
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    CSA Group, Standards Council of Canada
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    CSA Z240.10.1:19 Site preparation, foundation, and installation of buildings (Opens in a new Window)

    This is the fifth edition of CSA Z240.10.1, Site preparation, foundation, and installation of buildings. Significant changes to this edition address climate change adaptation with revisions and new provisions. This standard is intended to be referenced by regulatory authorities, land-lease community owners, and building designers and installers so that proper on-site installation of buildings can be achieved.
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    CSA Group, Standards Council of Canada
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    CSA Z32-15, Electrical safety and essential electrical systems in health care facilities (Opens in a new Window)

    This standard applies to essential electrical systems and electrical installations in health care facilities. It helps to protect patients and staff by addressing electrical shock hazards associated with critical electrical systems as well as other aspects of electrical safety, such as fires and interference with proper operation. It ensures that health care facilities safely continue to function in times of catastrophic events such as those brought on by climate change. Clause 6 provides emergency power guidelines to ensure electrical power is continuously provided to the health care facility systems where the interruption of electrical power can jeopardize the safety of patients, staff and visitors.
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