Mapping Community Resilience


The Mapping Community Resilience in Vancouver’s Westside Community workshop brought together community organizations and residents from Vancouver’s Westside to surface opportunities for their neighbourhood to be more resilient and prepared to address the climate challenges they face.

This event was a collaborative effort, co-designed in partnership with Dunbar Residents Association, Kitsilano Neighbourhood House, Westside Food Collaborative, and the Westside Seniors Hub. The UBC Centre for Community Engaged Learning’s Social Impact Lab is a hands-on learning platform that fosters community-engaged learning through collaboration between UBC students and community members on social and climate justice issues.

The workshop had 3 main components:

  1. Climate Conversation
  2. Asset Mapping – Individual, social, and physical
  3. Shock Challenge

Through facilitated group discussions, participants reflected on their experiences of the pandemic and extreme weather events in a Climate Conversation. They also identified and mapped individual and community assets, resources, and knowledge. A final climate shock activity (adapted from the City of Vancouver’s Mapping Workshop) allowed participants to apply knowledge gained to hypothetical ice storm scenarios.



Learning Outcomes

149 assets mapped in 14 neighbourhoods

Vancouver’s Westside residents, community partners, and UBC students collaborated on mapping different neighbourhoods at the event. The results were combined to create the digital map below.

Twitter Engagement

Key quotes from panelists and community members in action, live-Tweeted by Climate Action Mobilizers during the event:

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