Pictured: Don Bilodeau, Innovation 7 Facilitator moderates an armchair panel with Darlene Marshall – Eskasoni Band Council Housing Director, John Cremo – We’keqma’k First Nation Fire Chief, and Arnold Lazare – IFMO Project Lead

AFAC holds the first community engagement session on the Indigenous Fire Marshal Project (IFMO)

Community representatives from the Atlantic region gathered in Moncton, NB on Thursday, October 17, for the first of eight community engagement sessions. Participants explored the plans for the IFMO project, which were developed from the recommendations of the technical engagement series.

IFMO Project Lead Arnold Lazare presented the planned activities for the organizational governance and structure, and the programs and services to be offered. A moderated armchair panel explored the topics further to provide greater understanding and context before the group divided into teams to examine a series of thought-provoking questions.

We heard that participants would like the opportunity to speak to their community members about the topics they will be discussing. In response to this feedback, we will be publishing the questions on our website and sharing them with invitees as part of our engagement outreach.

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Help bring about positive changes for Indigenous communities from coast to coast to coast.

Community representatives from youth to elders are invited to register for upcoming sessions:

  • Quebec City – Oct 22
  • Thunder Bay – Oct 24
  • Winnipeg – Oct 29
  • Saskatoon – Nov 5
  • Edmonton – Nov 7
  • Prince George – Nov 19
  • Nanaimo – Nov 21