The Alberta Narratives Project, being hosted by Bow Valley Climate Action, is a community-based initiative and new approach to public engagement research that builds skills and better communications. It aims to uncover language and narratives that reflect the values and identities of Albertans and to find ways of talking about our energy-climate future that build bridges to better community conversation. More than 75 individuals and organizations hosted 55 narrative workshops around Alberta, making this one of the largest public engagements of its kind. They spoke with a broad spectrum of people including farmers, oil sands workers, energy leaders, senior business people, youth, environmental activists New Canadians and many more.
In this webinar you will hear from Hilary Young with Y2Y and Laura Hughes with the Pembina Institute to help you discover, understand and implement language around climate and energy in Alberta that is depolarizing, inclusive and non-combative. We will provide an overview of the methodology and results of the Alberta Narratives Project, which will provide examples of key language and methods to establish shared values, show appreciation for all parties involved and move towards a future that benefits everyone involved.