Working together to understand, manage and honour our mountains
The Canadian Mountain Network is a voluntary alliance of partners from universities, governments, Indigenous communities, and businesses dedicated to the sustainability of mountain environments and communities across the country and around the world.
Established in 2016, the CMN is in the early stages of establishing a forum for collaboratively addressing the diverse challenges facing mountain regions by harnessing existing capacities and seeking new resources. Over the next 18 months, the CMN will lead the preparation of a national Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) proposal.
What We Do
The Canadian Mountain Network is a group composed of scientists, researchers, businesses, and community and indigenous partners working together for the sustainability of our mountain spaces and those communities who inhabit them.
The Canadian Mountain Network will become a national and global leader in inclusive, co-designed, interdisciplinary mountain-research that recognizes the interconnectedness of mountain systems, including the environment, economy, and society, by encouraging an integrated approach for long-term sustainability and serving the needs of mountain communities.
What We’re Working On
- Held a successful Planning Workshop in January 2016
- Established a website in February 2016 and a mountain researcher portal in October 2016
- Held first Steering Committee meeting in September 2016
- In the process of establishing 5 Initiating Groups across the country
- Held Alberta, Yukon, and NWT Initiating Group Stakeholders meetings in June and September
- Looking forward to additional Initiating Group meetings in the Winter of 2016/2017
- Developing a CMN podcast
- Organizing an International Mountain Day Festival with exciting events and guest speakers in December 2016