Christine Callihoo, MSc, RPP
Christine has more than 20 years professional consulting experience in land use and community planning, facilitation and engagement, and in research and policy development with a focus upon the natural environment, human settlements and self-determination; building community resiliency. She has experience with all jurisdictional settings including federal, provincial, regional, and municipal, in addition to Indigenous governments. Her experience includes co-development of climate change adaptation plans for communities in Canada’s Arctic and on the west coast, co-developing a guidebook specific to building climate resiliency in forest-dependent communities in Canada, developing natural environment and sustainability plans, and developing strategic action plans based upon ‘deep dive’ engagement with those who are to champion the outcomes. She has contributed to key processes and assessments including the Infrastructure Canada’s Climate Lens General Guidance 2018 and the IPCC Working Group II Climate Change 2014 ‐ Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability WGIIAR5 documents.
She has been empowering people through workshops, classroom teaching, publications and webinars on the topic of climate change adaptation and mitigation, renewable energy, economic development, and building community resiliency and self-determination for several years. More recently, she has earned a certificate in asset management planning to gain further ‘tools in her tool box’ to assist communities as they build-in urban resiliency through the integration of the natural and built environment.
Christine serves as the Emergency Social Services (ESS) Zone C Team Lead (East Vancouver) with the City of Vancouver and the Province of BC and serves on the Neighbourhood Emergency Assistance Team (NEAT) Advisory Committee with the Vancouver Fire Department.