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The JIBC Community Public Safety Award provides awards of up to $3,000 to eligible communities to receive specialized emergency management training provided by the Justice Institute of British Columbia.

This award is supported by BC Hydro, which makes grants to programs for public safety and emergency preparedness. The organization provides these award funds to help increase the response capability of BC communities by supporting the training of first responders, employees, and volunteers.


 

Value

Up to $3,000

 

eligibility criteria
  • A Municipality, Regional District, or First Nations community located in a BC Hydro service area in British Columbia. See the BC Hydro Service Area Map to confirm eligibility.
  • In need of Incident Command System (ICS) or Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) training for their staff or volunteers and must be a legal entity; unincorporated communities/electoral areas must apply through their Regional District.

We encourage applications where participants will include representatives from neighbouring communities and government organizations to further increase local emergency management capacity.

 

Course Information

Four courses are available for funding under the JIBC Community Public Safety Award. Click the course titles below to view course details.

  • EMRG 1220 – Incident Command System Level 200
    • Available Online: $380.28/student (minimum 10 student enrollment). Self-paced, online, requires approximately 14 hours to complete. OR
    • Available Face-to-Face: $5,357. Two-day course (14 hours), maximum 24 students. Does not include the additional course costs, such as instructor travel, accommodation, meals, and shipping. 
  • EMRG 1230 – Incident Command System Level 300:
    • Available Online: $380.28/student (minimum 10 student enrollment). Self-paced, online, requires approximately 14 hours to complete. OR
    • Available Face-to-Face: $5,357. Two-day course (14 hours), maximum 24 students. Does not include the additional course costs, such as instructor travel, accommodation, meals, and shipping.
  • EMRG 1240 – Incident Command System Level 400:
    • Available Face-to-Face: $6,794-$10,263 (maximum 24 students). Course is conducted over three days. Does not include the additional course costs, such as instructor travel, accommodation, meals, and shipping.
  • EMRG 1320 – Emergency Operations Centre Essentials:
    • Available Online: $6,018 (maximum 24 students) Instructor-led/facilitated course conducted over 2 or 4 weeks depending on client preference. Requires student participation. OR
    • Available Face-to-Face: $5,357. Two-day course (14 hours), maximum 24 students. Does not include the additional course costs, such as instructor travel, accommodation, meals, and shipping.

Due to COVID-19, face-to-face course delivery will be subject to current JIBC safety protocols and procedures. Please inquire for more information.  

Application Deadline
  • October 29, 2021

     

    Application Process

     

    Note
    Failure to complete all sections of the application form may result in disqualification of your submission. Any misrepresentation could result in ineligibility to be considered for future awards and/or forfeit of any outstanding awards.

     

    Contact for Award Inquiries and Information on Training Courses

    Emergency Management Division

    To ensure the health and safety of our instructors, students and communities, JIBC has developed COVID-19 safety processes for off-campus delivery that will place stringent COVID safety expectations on clients who wish to host the training at their facility. If approved for funding, the Program Manager will work with the community to review the additional COVID Terms and Conditions.