A Great Way to End the Year: The BCCPD Wins Award of Excellence

The BCCPD, a leader in the field of emergency preparedness for people with disabilities, received an Award of Excellence for its commitment to ensuring the needs of people with disabilities are included in emergency planning and response. The award was presented to the Emergency Preparedness Committee and Chairperson Karen Martin at the 25th Annual Emergency Preparedness Conference held at the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver November 6th-8th  2012. This recognition by the emergency management sector in British Columbia highlighted the BCCPD’s significant contribution to education, training and collaboration in the field. The BCCPD has provided training to hundreds of individuals and organizations across Canada.

BCCPD also operates SITE (Strategic Inclusive Training for Emergencies). Through SITE, we assist businesses, government departments and community organizations to develop customized emergency preparedness plans. We offer half-day and full-day workshops and give a 20% discount to non-profit organizations. For full details on the SITE program, please visit: www.bccpd.bc.ca/ourwork/ep/site.htm

The BCCPD also had an exhibit table at the conference, which gave committee members the opportunity to talk with many delegates, from all over BC and other provinces, about our work in emergency preparedness.