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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...

The IFMO National Database: Information for us, by us

The IFMO National Database: Information for us, by us

The Aboriginal Firefighters Association of Canada (AFAC) Indigenous Fire Marshal Office (IFMO) Project and the Province of British Columbia have signed a memorandum of understanding with respect to the use of the Fire Inventory Reporting and Evaluation system (FIRES)....

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...

IFMO Technical Engagement Session Results

IFMO Technical Engagement Session Results

Five technical engagement sessions this past summer allowed us to gather important expert opinion and observations from communities coast to coast. To move the IFMO project forward, we will begin building on the information gathered and address the gaps that were...

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