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KEY AGENCY LINKS
British Columbia Ministries and Agencies, Associations and Partnerships
British Columbia Association of Emergency Managers
British Columbia Centre for Disease Control
Ministry of Health - HealthLinkBC
Ministry of Environment - River Forecast Centre
Ministry of Transportation - Disaster Response Routes
Ministry of Transportation - Road Condition Reports
Disaster Recovery Institute of Canada
Justice Institute of British Columbia Emergency Management Division
Conducts emergency management training under contract to Emergency Management BC.
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) is responsible for supporting emergency management in on-reserve First Nation communities. For more information visit https://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1309369889599/1309369935837. To contact the AANDC regional office regarding general inquiries email BCEMU@aandc-aadnc.gc.ca.
British Columbia Emergency Social Services Association (ESSA)
A non-profit organization supporting Emergency Social Services volunteers and communities in the preparation of their social services plans for emergency response.
Emergency Preparedness for Industry and Commerce Council (EPICC)
The private business sector in British Columbia working together to further the cause of emergency preparedness.
Partnerships Towards Safer Communities - Online
A Canadian virtual on-line community, founded to encourage improvements to emergency management, business continuity and critical infrastructure protection programs.
British Columbia Regional and Municipal Governments
Civicnet, a service provided by the Union of B.C. Municipalities, has links to all local municipalities and regional districts in B.C.
National / International Associations and Partnerships
Canadian Risk and Hazards Network (CRHNet)
A not-for-profit organization established in response to a growing demand to promote and strengthen disaster risk reduction and emergency management in Canada.
Western States Seismic Policy Council (WSSPC)
Cooperative earthquake and tsunami education and policy development applicable to the Western portion of North America and the Pacific region. British Columbia is a member, jointly represented by Emergency Management BC and the BC Geological Survey.
Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup (CREW)
"Cascadia" region encompassing BC, WA, OR, and northern CA.
Canadian Avalanche Association
A registered non-profit Society that represents the avalanche community in Canada by promoting scientific and technical knowledge, standards and communications.
Canadian Federal / National Emergency Management Agencies and Supporting Organizations
Public Safety Canada
Environment Canada - Weather Warnings
Environment Canada - Weather Information
Health Canada Online
An A-Z Virtual Resource Library
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Canada Coast Guard (Pacific Region)
The Canadian Red Cross
St. John Ambulance Canada
Other Canadian Provincial Emergency Management Organizations
Emergency Management Alberta
Yukon Emergency Measures Organization
Saskatchewan Emergency Measures Organization
Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization
Emergency Management Ontario
Quebec Emergency Preparedness
New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization
Nova Scotia Emergency Management Office
Prince Edward Island Emergency Measures Organization
Newfoundland and Labrador Emergency Measures Division
Northwest Territories Emergency Measures Organization
Adjacent U.S. States Emergency Management Agencies
Washington State Emergency Management Division
Idaho State Bureau of Disaster Services
Alaska Emergency Management
U.S. Federal / National Emergency Management Agencies
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
The American Red Cross