Special Announcement : We are proud to launch a special initiative in collaboration with the Policy and Legislation team at EMCR.

We are proud to announce that BCAEM and the Ministry of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness (EMCR) are launching a new initiative aimed at engaging with Emergency Management Practitioners.

Anticipated Outcomes
▪ Leveraging the Association as a platform to facilitate information sharing and foster discussion about the upcoming Disaster and Emergency Management legislative modernization efforts
▪ Initiating a community of sharing and learning
▪ Ensuring a common understanding of policy intent for Emergency Management and intersectional influences

▪ BCAEM hosts 6 free sessions facilitated by EMCR and 2 Reflection session
▪ BCAEM provides a report to EMCR and the public summarizing Findings and Recommendations
▪ Multiple ways to engage and share feedback

▪ July 5, 2023 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm Overview
▪ July 6, 2023 from 9:00-10:00 am Overview
▪ July 10, 2023 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm Reflection Session
▪ July 12, 2023 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm Theme: Response & Recovery
▪ July 26, 2023 from 10:00 -11:00 am Theme: Planning & Risk Assessment
▪ Aug 9, 2023 from 2:00-3:00 pm Theme: Agreements & Collaboration
▪ Aug 23, 2023 from 10:00 -11:00 am Theme: Consultation & Cooperation
▪ Aug 28 , 2023 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm Reflection Session

Registration: The sessions are open to Members and Non-members alike. If you have an interest in learning more about the policy intent driving the legislative modernization, we invite you to register using the link below. A new registration link will be provided for each session.
Cost: Free


Email: Outreach@bcaem.ca if you have any questions.

We are excited to be collaborating with EMCR. The webinar series above will set a foundation of understanding for the second phase of this initiative being launched in the Fall, which will focus on the Local Authority Emergency Management Regulation (LAEMR).

BCAEM Annual General Meeting – October 18, 2022 via Zoom

The BCAEM Annual General Meeting will be held on October 18, 2022 via Zoom at 12 Noon.

An opportunity to find out what the BCAEM Board has been up to, a chance to vote for the 2022/2023 Directors, and an opportunity to find out about exciting opportunities coming soon!

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Influencing Change Report Now Publicly Available

Earlier this year, the Board solicited feedback regarding the proposed Finance and Response Guidelines released by the province in November 2020. 

The result of this was the publication of our “Influencing Change” report. A comprehensive summary, the report includes 17 key recommendations related to 12 key themes put forth by BCAEM to the province, based on what we heard from you. The report was shared with our members and with senior provincial Public Safety leaders on behalf of the membership. 

The Board is now releasing the report publicly. In doing so, it is our hope this will encourage practitioners to continue the conversation to spotlight the collective impacts and need for further consultation and engagement.

As future publications will only be shared with the membership, this report shows the caliber of work produced by this Board, in service of our membership. To continue benefiting from this sign up for your membership today!