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Webinar 26 – Implementing a Community Notification System

EMBC/JIBC Webinar # 26 – Implementing a Community Notification System, presented by Erin La Vale, Mike Andrews and Ryan Wainwright. Date:  Wednesday, January 30, 2019 Time:  10:00 a.m. For details, see EMBC Webinar 26.

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Community Resilience Through Arts and Culture

The Community Resilience Through Arts and Culture pilot program’s 2019 intake is now open. This is the website: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/sports-culture/arts-culture/arts-and-culture-initiatives/community-resilience This year we’re offering a streamlined online form, and continuing to offer the option of oral or recorded applications with a focus on small, rural, remote and Indigenous communities through grants ranging from $2,500 – $15,000 for arts and culture events and programs that support resilience and community building. The intake closes at noon on February 15th. Emily Dicken Director, First Nations Coordination Unit […]

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EMBC Regional Manager – Surrey

EMBC is looking for a new Regional Manager for the Surrey office. Closing date is January 14, 2019. More information here.

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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