Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)


Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) seeks to enhance the responsible development and use of Canada’s natural resources and the competitiveness of Canada’s natural resources products. We are an established leader in science and technology in the fields of energy, forests, and minerals and metals and use our expertise in earth sciences to build and maintain an up-to-date knowledge base of our landmass.

NRCan develops policies and programs that enhance the contribution of the natural resources sector to the economy and improve the quality of life for all Canadians.

We conduct innovative science in facilities across Canada to generate ideas and transfer technologies. We also represent Canada at the international level to meet the country's global commitments related to the sustainable development of natural resources. Topics cover include:

  • Energy
  • Mining/Materials
  • Forests
  • Earth Sciences
  • Hazards
  • Explosives
  • The North
  • Environment

There are many offices throughout Canada.

Adaptation Work:

What is the Adaptation Platform?

The Adaptation Platform brings together key groups from government, industry and professional organizations, to collaborate on adaptation priorities. By providing the structure to pool knowledge, capacity and financial resources, the Platform aims to get work on adaptation done, and to ensure the results of that work, such as information, tools and recommendations, reach the right audiences.

Why was the Adaptation Platform developed?

A changing climate presents a wide range of risks and opportunities, which cut across regions, sectors and disciplines. Our economy, infrastructure, industries, health and social well-being are already being impacted, and these impacts will continue in future. Adapting to these impacts requires engaging and involving key players, to work together towards the shared goals of reducing vulnerability, managing risks, and preparing for potential opportunities.

The Adaptation Platform was built to promote collaboration among those who have a collective stake and role to play in making Canada more climate-resilient. This includes governments, industry, organizations and professionals. By collaborating, we are better able to:

  • determine shared priorities and address them effectively;
  • address issues that cross jurisdictions and affect multiple sectors of the economy;
  • use our resources efficiently;
  • share data, expertise and experience; and avoid unintended negative consequences of adaptation.

The overarching goal of the Adaptation Platform is to create an enabling environment for adaptation, where decision-makers in regions and key industries are equipped with the tools and information they need to adapt to a changing climate.

Working Groups, Projects and Products: Agriculture, Coastal Management, Economics, Energy, Forestry, Infrastructure and Buildings, Measuring Progress, Mining, Northern, RAC & Tools, Science Assessment, Water and Climate Information.

Phone Number: (613) 995-0947