Online Learning Events
OLE Pathway: Operations

Extreme Heat & Wildfire Smoke Response Planning

Join us for an online event focused on preparing and protecting our communities from the increasing risks of extreme heat and wildfire smoke. With these hazards becoming an annual concern, it’s crucial to establish reliable systems for the health and wellbeing of everyone involved.

Featuring insights from a Vancouver Coastal Health Medical Health Officer and experts from BC Housing Operations branch, this event will provide invaluable guidance on how to prepare for and mitigate the dangers posed by extreme heat and wildfire smoke. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to safeguard tenants, clients, and staff effectively. Join us and take proactive steps towards building resilient communities.

Who should attend?

Non-Profit Housing Providers, Service Providers

What will you learn?

  • Identify who is the most vulnerable to extreme heat and wildfire smoke related illness and impacts
  • Learn key strategies to mitigate these risks effectively
  • Access tools and resources for non-profit housing providers
  • Develop emergency response plans for extreme heat and wildfire smoke

The Panelists

Jackie Kanyuk
BC Non Profit Housing Association

Dr. Michael Schwandt
Medical Health Officer at Vancouver Coastal Health

Dexter Charlesbois-Holmes
Business Planner, Operations, BC Housing

Lisa Benini
BC Society of Transition Houses

Shahed Shafazand
Aboriginal Housing Management Association

Kelly Fehr
Turning Points Collaborative



May 8, 2024


9:30am - 11:00am PST



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