Contributed by Sonja Ruthe, Oak Bay Emergency Preparedness Coordinator

The Oak Bay Emergency Program and the District of Oak Bay would like to invite you to a presentation by the Master in Disaster and Emergency Management (MADEM) students from Royal Roads University. We have been privileged to partner again with Royal Roads in the above project. It is very exciting for our community!

A team of 10 students have worked tirelessly over the past 2 1/2 weeks, meeting with staff, Council, community members and emergency management staff and volunteers, as well as reviewing documents, plans and community initiatives. They have worked to identify our community’s strengths, gaps and strategies to address those gaps which will help us to move towards applying to receive a United Nations designation as being a Disaster Resilient “Role Model” for other cities worldwide.

The Oak Bay RRU team will present their final report on how Oak Bay can move forward to become designated internationally as a Disaster Resilient “Role Model” City. Their assessment is based on a 10-point Checklist identified by the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters. The UN initiative on Disaster Resilient Communities is called ” Making Cities Resilient: My City is Getting Ready”.

Wednesday, May 18th, 10:00 -11:30AM
Windsor Park Pavilion – Upstairs
2451 Windsor Rd (between Transit & Newport)

No RSVP needed