OCC team members are experts in interpreting climate research, extracting relevant information, and helping end-users apply findings to their planning processes.
With a background that bridges engineering, planning, and public relations, Rehana Rajabali is a professional engineer who enjoys tackling urban development challenges from a multi-disciplinary perspective. In addition to her role providing strategic direction at OCC, she is the Senior Manager, Flood Risk Management at Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA). In that role, her work spans the full spectrum of hazard management, from advancing flood forecasting and warning tools to educating partners and citizens about flood risks through the media. Rehana has a B.ASc in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo, a Master of Urban Design Studies from the University of Toronto, and a Certificate in Strategic Public Relations from the University of Toronto. EMAIL
Frances Delaney is the Project Manager with the Ontario Climate Consortium. In this role, Frances helps manage the development and implementation of projects aimed to build capacity and answer key research questions related to climate adaptation and information. She is also involved in a variety of partnerships and collaboratives comprising universities as well as public and private sector organizations that come together to advance climate research and resilience in Ontario. In addition, Frances provides her technical expertise and capacity to OCC’s climate information, impacts, and adaptation programs, and helps to translate scientific climate information for practitioners. Frances holds a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Physical Geography from the University of Ottawa, and a Master’s Degree in Climate Change from the University of Waterloo. EMAIL
Kristina Dokoska is a Project Coordinator with the Ontario Climate Consortium. She provides her expertise and capacity to OCC’s climate information, impacts, and adaptation programs. She is responsible for research project implementation, translation of scientific climate information, technical advisory, partnership development, and knowledge mobilization. Kristina holds a Master’s of Environmental Studies in Planning from York University. EMAIL
Sharon Lam is a Project Coordinator with the Ontario Climate Consortium. In this role, Sharon provides technical support to the OCC Climate Adaptation Program by delivering risk-based adaptation services through research project implementation, technical advisory, partnership development, and knowledge mobilization. Since joining OCC, she has led the development of multiple climate change risk and resilience assessments focusing on various types of infrastructure systems. Sharon holds a Bachelor’s of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo and a Master’s of Science in Planning from the University of Toronto. EMAIL
Nayel Halim is a Project Coordinator with the Ontario Climate Consortium. His role involves working on climate change mitigation projects that help local governments build capacity to implement sustainable energy projects. He is interested in renewable energy, community energy planning, and land use planning. Nayel has a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies (Urban Planning Stream) from York University and a post-graduate Business and the Environment diploma from the Schulich School of Business. EMAIL