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Fanning the Flames: Climate Change and Increased Wildfire Risk

Fanning the Flames: Climate Change and Increased Wildfire Risk

The past few months have been busy for the Aboriginal Firefighters Association and the Indigenous Fire Marshall Office (IFMO) project. One underlying theme to these busy times has been the relationship between climate change and wildfires. AFAC’s Executive Director...

Housing Conditions and Fire Safety: It’s Time to Act

Housing Conditions and Fire Safety: It’s Time to Act

A recent UN report found that safe and secure housing remains a considerable concern for Indigenous Peoples. Housing conditions in many Indigenous communities are inadequate, to the point of being called abhorrent. Overcrowding and poor infrastructure are just two of...

UPDATE: More Hiring!

UPDATE: More Hiring!

Be a Part of the IFMO Project! The Indigenous Fire Marshall Office (IFMO) project continues to gain momentum as AFAC moves the project to the next phase. Several new opportunities have been posted on our website. As a ‘for us, by us’ project, we encourage all...

Managing Expectations

Managing Expectations

Managing Expectations as the IFMO Project Moves Forward The final installment in the Indigenous Fire Marshal (IFMO) project community engagement blog series highlights the discussions that took place surrounding managing expectations. Throughout the months of October...

Programs and Services

Programs and Services

Moving Forward: Programs and Services for the IFMO Project Next up in the Indigenous Fire Marshal (IFMO) project community engagement blog series are the highlights from the session discussions on the planned programs and services. Throughout the months of October and...

Governance Models

Governance Models

Thinking Outside the Box: Ideas for Culturally Appropriate Governance for the IFMO Project Throughout the months of October and November 2019, the Aboriginal Firefighters Association of Canada (AFAC) held community engagement sessions across the country....

Overview of sessions and general outcomes

Overview of sessions and general outcomes

Your Voice Was Heard: Outcomes from the IFMO Community Engagement Sessions After a busy and successful fall hosting eight community engagement sessions across the country, the Aboriginal Firefighters Association of Canada (AFAC) has released the Indigenous Fire...

AFAC is Hiring!

AFAC is Hiring!

Be a Part of the IFMO Project! After a busy and successful fall hosting community engagement sessions from coast to coast to coast, the AFAC is moving the Indigenous Fire Marshal Office (IFMO) project to the next phase. As we carry this project forward, we are looking...

AFAC Moves the IFMO Project Forward

AFAC Moves the IFMO Project Forward

Highlights of Community Engagement Sessions, Employment Opportunities, and Next Steps The Aboriginal Firefighters Association of Canada (AFAC) wrapped up eight community engagement sessions held in October and November 2019. Participants from across the country...

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