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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Upcoming Emergency Management Events

There are numerous upcoming professional development opportunities for BCAEM members to be aware of, please see the information and links below. These events, which span EM topic areas for first responders, critical infrastructure operators, researchers, students, and pracitiioners,  will be posted the BCAEM members forum as well, and you are encouraged to “subscribe” to this forum to receive automated updates (the subscribe link is within the forum). If you are aware of other upcoming events please share them by posting […]

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New Career Postings

There are several careers now posted on the BCAEM careers board! Check out these opportunities, some are closing soon: -Director, Health Emergency Management BC -FNESS Casual On-Call Support -RDCK Emergency Program Supervisor -CRD Electoral Area Emergency Services Coordinator -Emergency Planning Manager – Tsilhqot¹in National Government -Manager, Public Safety- Cowichan Valley Regional District -Emergency Planning Coordinator – Training Specialist (City of Vancouver) Career opportunities

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Upcoming HOTWASH Moderated Discussion (Mar. 30 – Apr. 4) – Understanding Risk BC 2018

The BCAEM is pleased to announce it will be hosting the first HOTWASH Emergency Management Moderated Discussion March 30 to April 4. Jessica Shoubridge will be moderating, she is a planner who has been working on natural hazard risk management and adaptation in BC for 9 years with governments, academia, non-profits and the private sector to bridge gaps between science, policy and action to build community resilience. She led the development of the City of Vancouver’s Earthquake Preparedness Strategy, and is helping […]

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Benefits of BCAEM Membership

If you are considering becoming a BCAEM member, please take a minute to read through some of the benefits of membership. Note: The discounted group conference fee for the BC Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Conference alone more than covers cost of your BCAEM membership fee.  BCAEM Members: 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 […]

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BC Flood and Wildfire Review call for Feedback

The Government of B.C. has commissioned an independent, strategic review of flood and wildfire practices in the province. With a focus on the 2017 flood and wildfire season, the review will provide recommendations for the future. Share your feedback through the online survey BC Flood Review Survey You can also provide the BC Flood and Wildfire Review with a written submission of recommendations. Here is the Submission Feedback Guide Please email submissions to info@bcfloodfirereview.ca by March 16, 2018 You can also mail a […]

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Save the date – EPBCC 2018

The Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Conference will be held on October 30 – November 1, 2018 at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre. BCAEM Members receive a group rate discount for conference registration The Call for Presentations is now live on the EPBCC Website. For more information visit the website or download the latest flyer Program Flyer EPBCC 2018 v1.  

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2018 Membership Renewals

The BC Association of Emergency Managers (BCAEM) is now accepting membership renewals for the upcoming calendar year. To renew your membership for 2018 login to www.bcaem.ca with your username and password and follow the prompts. BCAEM accepts three methods of payment – PayPal, cheque and etransfers. If paying via cheque please ensure that payment is forwarded promptly to the address included on your invoice.  Etransfers can be sent to executive.director@bcaem.ca. When renewing please take the time to update your general […]

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CRHNet Affiliate Membership

BCAEM is very pleased to announce an exciting new collaboration with the Canadian Risks and Hazards Network (CRHNet). An agreement is now in place establishing the BCAEM as an affiliate organization to CRHNet. As such, BCAEM members will have the option of joining CRHNet as an individual affiliate member at the discounted rate of $45 (the full CRHNet membership is $75). Affiliate members are non-voting members, but will be on the CRHNet distribution list and receive all of their informational updates including HAZNet, […]

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Executive Director Opportunity

Are you passionate about Emergency Management? Do you have great organization, administration, website and technology skills? Do you have flexible availability to meet the challenges of an exciting, forward-thinking, volunteer emergency management organization? If so, please consider applying for this great opportunity for a contract as the BCAEM Executive Director. Send your resume and cover letter to sybille.sanderson@bcaem.ca no later than midnight, Friday, December 8, 2017. See the attached job description for more information. Click here to view the entire […]

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EPBCC Registration Discount

The committee for the Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Conference (EPBCC) has once again offered an awesome discount to BCAEM members for its 2017 conference. Members will save $65 off the early bird conference rate and $165 the regular rate.  To apply the discount to your registration, use the code that was emailed to you.  Can’t find the code?  Email our Executive Director for some help. Not a member of BCAEM?  No problem!  Join the Association or renew your membership for a $50 […]

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A message for our members

Our hearts go out to all of the communities impacted by the 2017 Wildfires. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Please reach out! These long engagements are taxing on all responders including those in the various Emergency Operations Centres. We stand by you, cheer you on and many are willing to come nd assist. If you need assistance in your EOC and/or ESS facilities please contact other emergency managers in unaffected areas that you already have a working relationship […]

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BC Wildfire Information

Information on the current wildfire situation in BC can be obtained by checking your local authority’s website regularly  as well as the following BC and federal Government websites: BC Wildfire Service & @BCGovFireInfo– fires of note, restrictions, etc. Emergency Info BC & @EmergencyInfoBC – current list of evacuation alerts, orders and rescinds DriveBC & @DriveBC– current list of road closures and detours PreparedBC & @PreparedBC – information on how to prepare your family and business for an emergency or disaster Government of Canada […]

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EPBCC October 31-November 2, 2017

The 2017 Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Conference (EPBCC) will be held at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre from October 31 to November 2, 2017. For more information regarding conference sponsorship or delegate registration visit the EPBCC website or download the EPBCC Program Flyer.

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Deployment Database

With the onset of seasonal floods and the potential for wildfires this summer, BCAEM would like to remind its members of the Deployment Database. The Deployment Database is located in the Members menu on the BCAEM website.  Here, members can see other members who are available to assist during an EOC activation.  A number of filters can be applied to the database including region of availability and EOC position.  Clicking “Details” will expand the member’s information to show relevant training, EOC […]

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NEW! Organizational Memberships

BCAEM is pleased to offer Organizational Memberships for 2017.  Approved at the 2016 AGM, Organizational Memberships are intended to offer a significant cost saving to organizations and communities who wish to include a number of emergency management practitioners in the Association. Organizations must identify a designate who is eligible to: – vote at Annual General Meetings; – hold a position on the Board of Directors; and, – receive discounted rates on conferences and conventions. Other members of this organization must be identified […]

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Board Appoints New Directors

By resolution of the membership at the 2016 Annual General Meeting, the structure and composition of the board was changed to allow for the election of at total of eleven (11) directors.  New Board members were voted in but three (3) director positions remained vacant. Since November, the Board has solicited and been successful in appointing three individuals to fill these roles. Tina Wesley from the Klahoose First Nation and Genevieve Fox from Prince George were both appointed to the Board […]

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2017 Membership Fees Now Due!

Membership Fees for the 2017 calendar year are now due.  To avoid suspension of your website privledges please renew your membership by logging into the website with your username and password and navigate to the RENEW NOW button in the members menu or use this URL:  https://bcaem.ca/register/regular-member-individual/. Membership payments may be submitted via the electronic system (through PayPal) or manually by sending a cheque to: BCAEM; Box 2254; Fort St. James, BC; V0J 1P0 NEW for 2017:  E-transfers! Please send yours to executive.director@bcaem.ca. For membership […]

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New Website Launch

BCAEM has launched its redesigned website and invite you to login and check out its new features, including: an online discussion forum; a reformatted deployment database; a user friendly member’s profile where you can update personal information, add a job posting and update your service directory entry; and, a reorganized tools & resources section where you can share one of your own documents or web links with the rest of the membership. To access the website use the reset password function and an […]

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Notice of Annual General Meeting

The 2016 Annual General Meeting will be held at 5:00 p.m on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 at the Wall Centre in Vancouver. A networking reception will be hosted before and after the AGM with financial contributions from the BC Earthquake Alliance. Members have been notified via email regarding the meeting and have been forwarded a copy of the agenda and notice of motions as contained within the 2016 Annual Report. Click here for more information regarding the 2016 Annual General […]

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Join us at our Reception!

Before and after the 2016 AGM, the BCAEM executive is hosting our first ever reception! The reception is intended to be an informal event to liaise and network while enjoying a beverage at our no host bar and some appetizers prior to and after our AGM. BCAEM wishes to thank the EPBCC for its continued support in providing a venue and to the BC Earthquake Alliance (BCEA) for its financial contribution to this event.

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2016 Annual General Meeting

Save the Date! The 2016 BCAEM Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 at 5:00 pm at the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver, BC.  An agenda will be forwarded to members as soon as it has been finalized. BCAEM would like to extend its thanks to EPBCC for providing us with a venue for the meeting.

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2015-2019 Strategic Plan

The BCAEM Board of Directors recently adopted a strategic plan for 2015-2019.  The document is intended to provide the Association with realistic goals, objectives and strategies to continue to support its members. Click here to view the new Strategic Plan.

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BCAEM Appoints an Executive Director

As the BC Association of Emergency Managers approaches its Tenth Anniversary (2017), the volunteer Board discussed in depth the future of BCAEM. We recognize the need to support the members with more direct services and believe that having a qualified person in the role of Executive Director directly benefits the membership. After much discussion the Board decided to appoint Crissy Bennett to the Executive Director position. Crissy is one of the founding members that gathered in Kamloops in 2005 to […]

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VACANCY – Director, Central Region

The BCAEM is currently seeking an enthusiastic, energetic and committed individual to fill the Central Region Director on the BCAEM Board of Directors. The individual will be required to attend a minimum of one executive conference call per month and serve on other committees and support Association initiatives as required. Interested individuals must be members in good standing of BCAEM and submit a current resume to the Board of Directors for consideration. Living and/or within the Central region is preferable, but not required.  Once appointed, […]

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