The Canadian Mountain Assessment (CMA) is advancing an innovative, made-in-Canada approach to knowledge assessment that brings together Indigenous and Western ways of knowing to address three fundamental questions: what do we know, not know, and need to know about Canada’s diverse and rapidly changing mountain systems? 

The final assessment report will provide a first-of-its-kind look at the state of knowledge of Canada’s mountains, including the relative scope of knowledge across topics and geographies, based on diverse lines of evidence. The CMA provides a platform for connecting and mobilizing researchers, practitioners, and Indigenous Peoples with knowledge of mountains, and is therefore also helping to catalyze a community of practice related to mountains in Canada.


Contact: Dr. Graham McDowell, Canadian Mountain Assessment (

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