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During the past year, SCFSS has identified a gap in services to the youth, young people, families, community members as well as our staff when we navigated through the following emergencies:  

  • Pandemic with COVID-19 and Variants 

  • 215 Announcement 

  • Opioid Crisis 

  • Wildland Forest Fires 

  • Atmospheric River Event and the Floods 

During the atmospheric river and flooding event, it was decided that an Emergency Services team be developed and implemented to assist SCFSS in the Prevention, Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery of emergencies we are faced with.  


We work relationship building with other organizations within the Nation as we recover and prepare for the next emergency event. Our team and collaboration tables work together to help build the capacity under the four pillars of emergency management (Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery) as we all work towards a safer and healthier communities. Though we cannot predict when a flood or wildfire will occur, we can be proactive and take steps to prepare ourselves with emergency evacuation plans, 72-hour kits, grab and go bag lists and information sharing. This ensures we are doing all we can to support the communities in their initiatives and keep an eye to the safety of our children in care and staff.   

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