Resources

Climate Change Tool Kit (2012)

Communities in Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as those across Atlantic Canada, are vulnerable to climate change and need to prepare for its impacts. An important first step for communities is to assess how, where, and to what extent they are vulnerable. This assessment tool, 7 Steps to Assess Climate Change Vulnerability in Your Community is a step-by-step guide to help communities assess their vulnerability to climate change.

Tool Kits

Crisis Communications Tool Kit (2015)

This guidebook is designed to help you develop a communications plan that will be a critical component of your community’s or organization’s overall emergency management plan.It includes step-by-step guides and templates for communities and first-responders.

Tool Kits

Economic Crisis Response Program (2010)

This toolkit is designed as a guide or roadmap for municipal councils facing economic vulnerability It provides a step-by-step guide to action for councils so they can manage the situation rather than letting it manage them.

Economic Development Tool Kits

Managing Municipal Infrastructure in a Changing Climate Workbook

Communities across the country are becoming increasingly concerned about how global climate change affects them at the local level. In Atlantic Canada, regional partnerships of the federal and provincial governments, professional associations and local governments are conducting research and developing tools to assist communities in planning for and adapting to changes caused by global climate change.

In Newfoundland and Labrador, as part of a Regional Adaptation Collaborative (through Atlantic Climate Adaptation Solution Association), the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Environment and Conservation has partnered with Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador, the Professional Municipal Administrators Association and Memorial University to develop a document to help municipalities assess their vulnerability to climate change. The 7 Steps to Assess Climate Change Vulnerability in Your Community is extensive and covers a range of topics.

This workbook, Managing Municipal Infrastructure in a Changing Climate, focuses specifically on climate change and municipal infrastructure, and is designed to complement 7 Steps to Assess Climate Change Vulnerability in Your Community.

Tool Kits

Municipal Construction Procurement Tool-Kit (2016)

Municipal Construction Procurement Toolkit

Tool Kits

Municipal Council Handbook (2014)

The Municipal Council Handbook is a resource for municipal councils, councillors and staff, and contains information and guidance on applicable legislation and best practices. The handbook is available from Queen's Printer at a cost of $6.00 per book, plus tax and shipping. To request a quote, please email queensprinter@gov.nl.ca. Municipalities can download the free, electronic copy using the link below:

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Self Assessment Tool Kit (2009)

Self Assessment Tool Kit through which municipalities can evaluate the status of their financial and operational positions and determine for themselves their ability to effectively and efficiently deliver municipal services.

Tool Kits