About Us

Background to the Project

In 2010, thanks to funding from Defence Research and Development Canada and Public Health Agency of Canada, JIBC, in collaboration Royal Roads and researchers from across Canada, developed the web-based Rural Disaster Resilience Planning (RDRP) Framework to assist the needs of small, rural, and remote communities to identify their level of community resilience (e.g., community stability and sustainability, social support systems), disaster management resilience (e.g., volunteer fire department, emergency response plan), and resilience to specific hazards (e.g., fire, flooding).

In 2014, Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) supported a collaborative process with JIBC and Wilfrid Laurier University, along with extensive use of Aboriginal consultants, to make the necessary modifications to the RDRP and to develop the Aboriginal Disaster Resilience Project (ADRP).

In 2019, with funding from The Vancouver Foundation, JIBC merged the two sites to create the Community Disaster Planning Tool, updating the platform, overall design, and content.

Project Partners

Defence Research and Development Canada’s Centre for Security Science

Justice Institute of British Columbia

Indigenous Services Canada 

Pearces 2 Consulting

Public Health Agency of Canada

Royal Roads University

The Vancouver Foundation 

The JIBC Foundation

Wilfred Laurier University

Justice Institute of British Columbia

Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is Canada’s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. Founded in 1978 as a public post-secondary institution with a provincial mandate, JIBC offers internationally recognized education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor’s degrees and graduate certificates; continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our pioneering approach to education emphasizes realistic simulations and applied learning delivered by instructors who are experienced practitioners. 

Each year, about 32,000 students study at one of JIBC’s six campuses in B.C., through online distance education, at locations in more than 150 BC communities, as well as sites across Canada and around the world. Our graduates include paramedics; search and rescue technicians and volunteers; firefighters, law enforcement officers, security personnel, intelligence analysts, emergency management professionals, court sheriffs; correctional officers; probation/parole officers; trauma counsellors; bylaw enforcement officers; negotiators; mediators; and conflict resolution practitioners. Our education contributes to safer communities and a more just society by providing professionals with the knowledge, skills and abilities to excel at every stage of their careers and make a difference every day.

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