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Registration is now open for the 2018 Vancouver Island Emergency Preparedness Conference

2018 Vancouver Island Emergency Preparedness Conference June 8 to 10, 2018 University of Victoria, Victoria, BC Website: www.viepconference.com Email: info@viepconference.com Conference theme is “The Disaster Season that Changed Our World – Lessons Learned.”  Register TODAY and join your colleagues for a great learning and networking experience. All volunteers and personnel involved in Emergency management are invited to register.  There is something in the program for everyone. For program and registration details visit our website: http://viepconference.com/  Click on “Conference”.

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2018 EPBC Conference

Did you know that BCAEM Members receive group rates for the EPBC Conference? The conference group discount more than pays for your membership! Click here to learn more about this years conference: Program Flyer EPBCC 2018 v3

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Upcoming HOTWASH Moderated Discussion

Topic: Insurance and Flood Risk Management Moderator: Aaron Sutherland, Pacific Vice President, Insurance Bureau of Canada Dates:  April 26 to May 2, 2018 Where: BCAEM Member Forums (please subscribe) The BCAEM is very pleased to introduce Aaron Sutherland who will  be moderating the next HOTWASH. Aaron has presented at many EM conferences and is well versed in the complexities of the field. The IBC is the national association of private insurers that works with Canadians to manage risk and this discussion […]

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Membership benefits

Membership provides an opportunity to become more aware of the world of emergency management.

If you want to join an extensive network of emergency managers,
advance your understanding and education within the field of emergency management,
contribute to or benefit from information exchange and promote the advancement of emergency management efforts in British Columbia and Canada,

join the BCAEM!


Are part of a *network* of BC Emergency Management professionals
representing all levels of government, First Nations, academia, students,
and the private sector
Are part of a *network* of BC Emergency Management professionals representing all levels of government, First Nations, academia, students, and the private sector
Have opportunities to contribute to *advocacy* efforts to influence the profession and practice of Emergency Management in BC
Have opportunities to contribute to *advocacy* efforts to influence the profession and practice of Emergency Management in BC
Have access to, and contribute to, shared resources, member forums, and professional development opportunities
Have access to, and contribute to, shared resources, member forums, and professional development opportunities
Receive a *discounted group conference fee* for the BC Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Conference
Receive a *discounted group conference fee* for the BC Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Conference
Have the option to become a Canadian Risks and Hazards Network
member at a discounted Affiliate Member rate
Have the option to become a Canadian Risks and Hazards Network member at a discounted Affiliate Member rate
Utilize the BCAEM *deployment database *to access opportunities
to assist in emergency response activities across BC
Utilize the BCAEM *deployment database *to access opportunities to assist in emergency response activities across BC
Become a member

History of BCAEM

In February of 2006, a group of regional district emergency program managers met in Kamloops to explore the possibility of forming an association to facilitate the sharing of information, ideas and resources. At that historic meeting the decision was made to proceed with the formation of an association and open membership to everyone in BC in the emergency management field. The first meeting of the BCEMA (as we were originally called) was at the EP conference of 2006. 65 people

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History of BCAEM