Adaptation Resilience Training

The Adaptation Resilience Training program is helping Alberta prepare for the impacts of a changing climate. Through the program, organizations in Alberta can access resources to help understand and manage their climate risks and obtain assistance in their initiatives relevant to climate change adaptation by hosting a Project Assistant (or PA).

ART Work Placements

The Adaptation Resilience Training supports a number of full-time, paid work placements for students and recent graduates. We are currently accepting applications from organizations in Alberta to host an ART Project Assistant (PA) for 2023-24. 

PAs in the ART program work full-time for 8 months, starting in September 2023. By hosting a PA, organizations gain a skilled, young professional who will complete a project which will contribute to climate change adaptation in the province, however your organization is contributing to this important issue.

Application deadline: June 23rd 2023 at 5 PM.

Become a host organization

We are now seeking organizations to host a work placement for September 2023 to April 2024. Wages are 100% covered by the ART program.

This opportunity is open to any organization or business in Alberta (including municipal and Indigenous communities, not-for-profits, research bodies, commodity groups, professional associations and utilities) who are working in the field of climate change adaptation, or on a project relevant to climate change adaptation. 

Adaptation focuses on the response of human or natural systems to the impacts of climate change. This is not to be confused with climate change mitigation, which focuses primarily on the reduction/sequestration of greenhouse gasses which cause climate change. 

The ART program is not a wage subsidy program. We are looking for applications for well defined projects that your Project Assistant will complete in their 8 month placement. Whether this be contributing to a larger adaptation initiative, or complete a discrete project which will contribute to your organization's sustainability efforts and the broader adaptation goals of the province. 

To apply, organizations must pitch an adaptation project and commit to supporting their work placement with mentorship, work space and any required equipment. The ART program can fund a limited number of placements, and applications for hosts will be assessed on how the project will contribute to climate adaptation, how it will benefit the organization, and scope out the project's timeline, tasks and deliverables. For full details, please download the application form below.

Application Form

Application deadline: June 23rd 2023 at 5 PM.

The Adaptation Resilience Training is a cost-shared initiative supported by Natural Resources Canada’s Building Regional Adaptation Capacity and Expertise (BRACE) Program and Alberta Environment and Parks.

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The program is administered by the University of Alberta's Sustainability Council and Associated Engineering.

The 2023-24 ART cohort will be the fourth cohort of the ART internship program. To view the final reports and presentations from previous ART cohorts, please visit:

Completed Internships