The Future of Resilience


Thu November 30, 2017, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Metro Toronto Convention Centre - Toronto, Ontario
Education (Chapter)


Date: November 30, 2017
Time: 5:00 - 7:30PM 
Location: Room 713A, Metro Toronto Convention Centre South Building, 222 Bremner Blvd, Toronto 

Event Details 

Resilience planning and design is emerging as a new challenge of our age. In addition to carbon reduction strategies, practitioners must re-imagine a more adaptable built environment. This session will highlight the physical, social and economic opportunities and challenges of planning an ever growing, resilient city with a focus on transformative strategies for smarter buildings and neighbourhoods.

5:00 PM Welcome Reception 
5:45 PM Panel Session 
6:45 PM Closing Reception 
7:30 PM Event Ends 
*One complimentary drink included & cash bar to follow 


Dr. Blair Feltmate
Head, Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, University of Waterloo

Blair is Head, Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, University of Waterloo. The primary purpose of the Intact Centre is to mobilize practical and cost-effective means to help de-risk Canada from the costs associated with extreme weather events. Previous positions Blair has held include Vice President, Sustainable Development, Bank of Montreal; Director, Sustainable Development, OPG; and Partner, Sustainable Investment Group/YMG Capital Management. Blair has written textbooks on environmental science, banking and sustainable development. He is generally interviewed by the media 100-150 times per year. He Chairs the development of two adaptation Standards for the Canadian Standards Association, and he is Chair, Federal Government of Canada Expert Panel on Climate Adaptation and Resilience Results.

John Malueg
Senior Principal, Manager of Resilient Programs, Stantec

Mr. Malueg is a senior principal with Stantec Consulting Inc. and corporate and international lead for resilient programs.  He is an expert in community-based resiliency planning, critical infrastructure risk identification and hazard mitigation.  His knowledge stems from a 30-year career holding leadership and management positions in both government and private consulting.   Career highlights include leading NYC’s $1.7 billion post-Sandy disaster response for Bellevue, Coler and Coney Islands hospitals and most recently supporting US Federal Housing and Urban Development’s $1 billion National Disaster Resilience Competition focused on developing multi-hazard resiliency prototypes across the United States.  John is a civil and environmental engineering graduate of University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Stewart Dutfield
Project Lead, Resilience - City of Toronto

Stewart Dutfield is the Project Lead for Resilience at the City of Toronto. Stewart led Toronto's application to join the 100 Resilient Cities network and continues to support implementation moving forward. Stewart's interests lie in better understanding the interdependencies between physical and social infrastructure, working with internal Divisions and external partners. Stewart is interested in the critical role social equity plays in making cities more resilient.

Prior to taking on his current role, Stewart served as a Health Policy Specialist at Toronto Public Health (TPH) where he worked on the development of TPH's cross-cutting climate change and health strategy. Before joining the City, Stewart was a Program and Communications Manager with Toronto Region Conservation Authority (TRCA). In that capacity he played a key role in the development of the Ontario Climate Consortium (OCC), a partnership of universities, the public, private and NGO sectors whose projects and programs are focused on addressing climate resilience. Stewart has been working on multi-sectoral resilience building projects with various partners since 2009. Stewart holds a Masters in Environmental Studies from York University, and a Bachelors in Environment Design, with a focus on architecture from the University of Manitoba.


Chapter Member:  Free 
Not-Yet Member: $15

If you registered BEFORE Tuesday, November 28th: As a participant of The Future of Resilience, you have been registered via The Buildings Show 2017. Please pick up your badge at the participant registration booths on Level 600 of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre South Building. Badge pickup is available until 5:00PM. If  you arrive after this time please proceed directly to the event space Room 713A, Level 700.  


If you registered ON OR AFTER Tuesday November 28th: Please reference the Canada Green Building Council event “The Future of Resilience” at the registration desk to pick up a badge. Badge pickup is available until 5:00PM. If  you arrive after this time please proceed directly to the event space Room 713A, Level 700.   


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