Incorporating the needs of people with disabilities into emergency planning and meeting those needs during an emergency response.
Every community in B.C. has accommodated the needs of persons with disabilities in its emergency planning by 2024.
How We Measure Success
By the number of community emergency response plans in B.C. that comply with a Functional Needs Framework.
- Developed a comprehensive emergency planning guide for people with disabilities (PDF, 1MB) in consultation with Disability Alliance BC
- Meeting recommendations of the March 2015 Earthquake Consultation Report and working collaboratively to address the needs of people with disabilities and other vulnerable populations in the event of an earthquake
- Through $150,000 funding to Disability Alliance BC, engaging local authorities in integrating a Functional Needs Framework into their emergency response plans and ensuring that the needs of community members with disabilities are accommodated
Read more about what we've done over the last year in the Year Two Progress Update.
- Download the C-MIST framework (PDF), which is a tool that can help you plan for individual needs during an emergency