EMBC, JIBC partner on emergency and social services training for First Nations communities

June 29, 2018

Emergency Management BC (EMBC) and the Justice Institute of British Columbia have partnered with First Nations communities to develop relevant and effective emergency management training. “2017 was the worst wildfire season in 100 years, and many First Nations communities were particularly hard-hit,” said Canada’s Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, Scott Fraser. “This training will help build skills that enhance the capacity of First Nations communities to respond to large scale emergencies in their area, and support community members with emergency social services.” The pilot emergency management workshops will be targeted to seven First Nations communities. BC