Sipekne'katik, Nova Scotia
Year(s) Funded: 2017-2018
Topic Area: Emergency Management / Adaptation Planning
Title: Emergency Preparedness in Mi’kmaw Communities in Nova Scotia
Action: The completion of this project and information gained will be used:
Results: The results of this needs assessment will allow MCG member communities to become aware of strengths and weaknesses in their current emergency plans, become aware of current trends in emergency planning and the increased health and safety risks associated with climate change. Opportunities and barriers were also identified so that future projects can be developed to address the gaps in emergency planning and preparedness, increasing community resiliency and adaptive capacity in relation to climate change. Community Engagement efforts have increased awareness of some of the issues and encouraged community members to make emergency preparedness a higher priority.
Outputs: Emergency management plans and final reports that include areas where the community’s strength and weakness are during an emergency. These reports and emergency management plans will inform community decisions on their strength and weaknesses and where to improve.