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Move & Connect Webinar Series

Connect and Prepare:
Health and Safety in Emergency Events

May 16, 2023 | 1:00 pm PT

Katia Tynan from the City of Vancouver, and Stacy Barter from Building Resilient Neighbourhoods (BRN) will overview potential extreme weather events in BC, and provide tangible steps you can take to be prepared. This Free Zoom talk will also cover the importance of community and social connectedness in emergency preparedness for weather events such as extreme heat.




Katia Tynan

Katia is the Manager of Resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction for the City of Vancouver. In this role she oversees the implementation of the Resilient Vancouver, a strategy that builds our collective ability to survive, adapt, and thrive in the face of shocks like extreme heat or earthquakes, and stresses like social isolation. Since 2017, Katia has also led the City’s Resilient Neighbourhoods Program: a collaborative partnership with non-profits and community-based organizations to identify and build on the services and networks that enable communities to thrive day-to-day, and build capacity to respond to and recover from emergencies. Before joining the City of Vancouver, Katia worked in the non-profit sector as a community developer and volunteer manager. She holds a master’s degree in Disaster and Emergency Management from Royal Roads University, a bachelor’s degree in Geography and Political Science from the University of British Columbia, and is a certified Strategic Foresight Practitioner through Institute for the Future.


Stacy Barter

Stacy Barter is the Executive Director  of Building Resilient Neighbourhoods, where she leads and facilitates a number of community resilience initiatives and collaborates as the Director Learning and Evaluation for the Hey Neighbour Collective. For over 25 years, Stacy has worked in sustainable community development with a wide range of communities, non-profit  and public sector organizations in Canada and Latin America.  Stacy is currently leading the expansion of Building Resilient Neighbourhoods’ Connect & Prepare program in three Lower Mainland communities, and supporting the development of a new initiative focused on intergenerational neighbourly support which can help people to better age in place. She lives in Lekwungen territory on Vancouver Island with her family and backyard chickens.

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