During a disaster, seniors and people with special challenges often face exceptional circumstances, over and above that of the emergency.
Central Okanagan Emergency Support Services is hosting a training session to ensure the diverse needs of seniors and people with challenges are considered in emergency planning.
This one day workshop on Saturday, May 24th will be held at Okanagan College Kelowna Campus (1000 KLO Road, Centre for Learning, Building E, Room 308) from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Instructors from the B.C. Coalition of People With Disabilities will present the SITE (Strategic Inclusive Training for Emergencies) workshop material for anyone involved with government, business and community organizations. Through presentations, group discussions and table top exercises, they’ll learn how to include customers, clients and employees with disabilities and functional limitations in their emergency planning.
The goal of the SITE program is to strengthen and expand our community responses for those with special needs and to help organizations develop comprehensive and inclusive plans.
Anyone who would like to learn more or to register for this workshop (by April 25th) should contact Central Okanagan Emergency Support Services Coordinator Catherine Williams at email@example.com.