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What We Do


We​ collaborate with our partners from local, Indigenous, and provincial gove​rnment, and key organizations to strengthen regional emergency ma​nagement planning preparation for emergencies and disasters. ​
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What dr​​ives our work?​​

O​ur work aims to strengthen disaster resilience i​n the Metro Vanco​uver region. In consultation with Metro Vancouver communities, and driven​ by guidance fr​om the Steering Committee, IPREM initiatives center on the following priorities.



Understanding and sharing regional emergency managemen​​t planning priorities through relationships

Strengthenin​g coordinated and integrated regional emergency management planning

Cultivating IPREM as an effective and sustainable team​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

To i​​mpro​ve​​​ emergency management capacity and​ capability ​in the Metro Vancouver, IPREM ​​takes actions such as:​​

01. ​​Bu​ilding relationships and facilitating communication a​​​mong regional partners.
02. Determining roles and response planning before emergencies take place.
03. Assessing regional emergency management systems and capabilities and making recommendations if improvements are needed.
04. Ensuring that neighboring cities’ plans do not interfere with each other through collaboration and joint exercises.
Developing regional frameworks to support communities.
06. Supporting communities with emergency scenario planning that could affect multiple regions.
07. Documenting lessons learned.
08. Sharing best practices and experiences with emergency management groups in other regions.​​

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