WTCI’s Emergency Management Coordinator will enhance member communities’ abilities to respond to emergency events and crisis response which impacts the health and infrastructure of individual communities. This includes but not limited to natural hazards, severe weather events, threat risk and vulnerability assessments as well as community risk assessments, psychosocial responsiveness and first responder training. Specific outcomes are as follows:

•              Maintained, up to date, and practised all EPPs.

•              Listing of all partners in EPP for each member community.

•              List of stakeholders for every section of member communities EPP work plan.

•              Detailed meeting reports (agenda’s minutes).

•              Plans/progress reports for EPP plan development/updating.

•              Community contact list that describes how to reach community EPP staff (including health staff) in case of an emergency.

•              Summary of outstanding issues related to EPP in each community for emergencies/outbreaks.

•              Assessment/evaluation of community preparedness in emergency scenarios.

•              Needs assessment of community in terms of readiness of response capability.

•              Federal and Provincial agreements concerning roles and responsibilities in crisis events.

•              Agreements of understanding between government crisis response departments/organizations and member First Nations.

•              Training for emergency preparedness.

I look forward working with our communities!

Don Stenger, EMC for WTCI.