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Past Events

On January 28, 2020, Council adopted the 2020 Climate Plan: 100% Renewable and Resilient Saanich. 

Read the Climate Plan [PDF - 6 MB] and supporting documents:

Thank you to everyone who has contributed throughout the development of the updated climate plan throughout three phases of public engagement, described below. 

Phase 3 Public Engagement Summary

Thank you to those who participated in the third and final phase of engagement. The third phase of engagement gave community members and stakeholders an opportunity to review the draft Climate Plan and provide feedback via an online survey, helping to ensure that the Climate Plan truly reflects our community’s values and aspirations and helps achieve our climate goals. 

Read the results in the Phase 3 Engagement Report. [PDF - 3 MB]


In Phase 3, public and stakeholders were invited to to:

  1. Read the draft Saanich Climate Plan [PDF - 3 MB](Please note: we are requesting feedback about content. Graphics, layout, and copy editing work will be completed in the finalized Climate Plan that will be presented to Council.) No time to read the whole plan? Read the brochure! [PDF - 4 MB]
  2. Answer the online survey and/or send feedback to

Phase 2 Engagement Summary

Thank you to all those who participated in the second phase of engagement through attending a workshop, open house or presentation, completing a survey, submitting recommendations, or speaking with Saanich staff at community events. 

Feedback received in the second phase of engagement informed the development of the draft plan presented in the third and final phase of engagement in fall 2019. 

Read the results in the Phase 2 Engagement Report.  [PDF - 7 MB]

View Phase 2 Engagement Materials here: 

The grand draw prize winner for Phase 2 Engagement is Sheila, a Saanich resident who is looking forward to getting back on her bike! 

Phase 1 Engagement Summary

Thank you to all those who participated in our first phase of engagement throughout 2018 – we were delighted by the attendance at our open houses and workshops, the number of surveys completed and the valuable input to the development of the plan from all involved.  

Feedback received in the first phase of engagement informed the development of draft strategies and actions to achieve both the climate targets and to address the projected climate changes for the region.  These draft strategies formed the basis of a second phase of engagement in Spring 2019. 

Read the results of Phase 1 Enagement in the Climate Plan Phase 1 Engagement Report [PDF - 4 MB]

You can view the Phase 1 engagement materials here:

The prize draw for Phase 1 survey, gift certificates at a local bike store, has been awarded to Saanich residents John and Bernice who have cycled for many years, and have many young cyclists in their family.


Past Events:

Fall 2018 Free Public Workshops

Thursday, November 29th 
Saturday, December 1

These well-attended free events included an Open House, Interactive Workshops on Mitigation (reducing our climate impact) and Adaptation (responding to a changing climate), and tours of the renewable energy upgrades at Gordon Head Recreation Centre.

Saanich Talks: Our community in a changing climate

Our kickoff event was Saanich Talks: Our Community in a Changing Climate on Monday, May 7th. Thanks to everyone who came out! For those that missed it, here are the presentations from our fabulous speakers.

Dr. Thomas PedersenSaanich, Climate Change Impacts, and Opportunities [PDF - 4 MB]

Dr. Nancy Turner“Keeping all the Pieces”: The importance of Biodiversity in Saanich at a time of Environmental Change [PDF - 7 MB]

Dr. Jennie MooreSaanich’s ‘Footprint’ and what we can do about it [PDF - 1000 KB]

One Planet Saanich

Wed, June 20th

An Evening of One Planet Storytelling with Pooran Desai.

Monday, July 16th, 2018 - Creating a One Planet Community - Special Livestream Event

2018 Community Festivals

Visit your utility provider (FortisBC or BC Hydro) at community events to learn about programs and offers.