Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

EMBC provides emergency and social services training for First Nations communities

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Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

EMBC provides emergency and social services training for First Nations communities

This release and backgrounder was updated on June 27, 2018

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Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation
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Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation
250 952-1889

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Emergency management pilot workshops and ESS training for First Nations in B.C.

During the 2017 B.C. freshet and wildfire events, EMBC established strong relationships with a number of First Nations communities, and gained insight to their unique and specific needs. This insight helped prioritizing participant selection for the pilot project and emergency social services (ESS) training.

The pilot emergency management workshops will be targeted to seven communities:

  • Tl’azt’en Nation
  • Gitxaala Nation
  • Squamish First Nation
  • Shuswap Band
  • ‘Namgis First Nation
  • Xat’sull First Nation (Soda and Deep Creek)
  • Secwepemc Nation

EMBC has been working with communities to deliver ESS training, which has been offered in:

  • Squamish First Nation
  • Gitxaala Nation
  • Tl’azt’en Nation
  • Xat’sull  First Nation (Soda and Deep Creek)
  • ‘Namgis First Nation

The model for the pilot project and the ESS training will be in-person facilitator led, and will be comprised of guided discussion, lecture, applied learning and participant-engagement exercises in each of the selected First Nations communities.

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