Indigenous emergency management partnership tables
We work in collaboration with Indigenous communities to respond to their diverse needs and build resiliency through disaster preparedness. The Indigenous Emergency Management Partnership Tables are a forum to create services that acknowledge Indigenous ways of knowing.
These meetings began in 2018. The intention is for there to be in-person or virtual events held at least twice a year supported by ongoing regional dialogue.
2021 Conference Summary Report (PDF, 1.7MB) - this summary report includes graphic recordings and details from the virtual conference held from January 18 to 22 in 2021.
Who is invited?
Every Indigenous community is invited to participate, along with support organizations including the First Nations Emergency Services Society (FNESS), Indigenous Services Canada (ISC), First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), BC Wildfire Service (BCWS), the Canadian Red Cross (CRC) and many other non-governmental, provincial or federal partners as determined by Nation partners.
Nation representatives are reimbursed for incremental travel and accommodation costs to attend in-person Partnership Table meetings.
Principles and values
- Inclusive – all Indigenous people are invited and have a voice
- Consensus building approach – true partnership means a collective vision for long-term solutions
- Respect for each other and for culture – finding points of connection between the parallel ways in which we see the world starts with respect for diverse perspectives
- Equity and fairness – meaningful engagement means taking extra care to create opportunities for participation and sharing information with those who are typically underrepresented
- Accountability – how we implement solutions is as important as what we do
These resources are being shared temporarily to support the transfer of materials from the January 2021 Indigenous Emergency Management Partnership Tables. If you have any questions or would like up-to-date information, please connect with the appropriate agency. Please feel free to download and save the presentation and resource materials.
- CleanBC 2021 Indigenous Engagement Sessions Registrations Open (PDF, 2MB)
- COVID Funding Pathways-ISC, FNHA, EMBC (PDF 134KB)
- Emergency Management Roles and Responsibilities (PDF, 237KB)
- ESS C2C Webinar - January 2021 (PDF, 248KB)
- Funding Options - January 2021 (PDF, 431KB)
- ISC-Emergency Management Assistance Program (PDF, 168KB)
January 18, 2021
January 19, 2021
- Key note - Dr Daniéle Behn Smith (PDF, 1MB)
- Key Note - Dr Nel Wieman (PDF, 1.7MB)
- Roles and Responsbilities - Environmental Emergency Program (PDF, 1MB)
- Roles and Responsibilities Panel - BC Wildfire Service (PDF, 151KB)
- Roles and Responsibilities - Climate Action Secretariat (PDF, 282KB)
- Roles and Responsibilities - Emergency Management BC (EMBC) (PDF, 1.3MB)
- Roles and Responsibilities - FLNRORD Flood Safety (PDF, 399KB)
- Roles and Responsibilities - First Nations Emergency Services Society (FNESS) (PDF, 652KB)
- Roles and Responsibilities - First Nations Heath Authority (FNHA) (PDF, 306KB)
- Roles and Responsibilities - Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) (PDF, 1.5MB)
January 20, 2021
January 21, 2021
- AdventureSmart Presentation (PDF, 3.1MB)
- Search and Rescue Presentation (PDF, 1.8MB)
- Workshop - Foundations of Emergency Support Services (PDF, 2.4MB)
January 22, 2021
- Key Note - Next Generation 911 (PDF, 2.2MB)
- Key Note - TNG Rangers (PDF, 280KB)
- BCWS - Central Partnership Table (PDF, 3.4MB)
- BCWS - Northeast Partnership Table (PDF, 3MB)
- BCWS - Northwest Partnership Table (PDF, 3.4MB)
- BCWS - Southwest and Vancouver Island Partnership Table (PDF, 3MB)
- BCWS - Southeast Partnership Table (PDF, 2.6MB)
- Workshop - Funding BCWS and FNESS (PDF, 1.2MB)
- Workshop - Funding EMBC (PDF, 2.5MB)