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Integrated Partnership for Regional Emergency Management in Metro Vancouver

About Us

‚ÄčIPREM is an intergovernmental partnership between the Province of British Columbia and Metro Vancouver (on behalf of the 23 local authorities). IPREM was formed to coordinate regional emergency management planning activities.

IPREM is designed to collaboratively engage all levels of government and private sector agencies in regional emergency planning initiatives for Metro Vancouver.


A disaster-resilient region where all levels of government and key stakeholders work together seamlessly.

Mission Statement:

To develop and deliver a coordinated seamless regional emergency management strategy supported by an integrated concept of operations and strategic priorities.

IPREM efforts focus on the Preparedness Phase of emergency management, including:

  • Assess the state of regional emergency management systems and capabilities within Metro Vancouver
  • Establish benchmarks, make recommendations and identify best practices for improvements to regional emergency management
  • Develop harmonized emergency management concepts, platforms and priorities
  • Facilitate communication between partners
  • Leverage opportunities and provide oversight on integrated projects
  • Pilot initiatives with public and private sector groups
  • Systematically identify and propose options to resolve complex issues
  • Define regional priorities leading to solutions in the short and longer term
  • Empower partners to achieve success through co-operation, education and training
  • Share best practices and experience with emergency management groups outside of the region



Village of Anmore, Village of AnmoreVillage of Anmore
Village of Belcarra, Village of BelcarraVillage of Belcarra
Bowen Island Municipality, Bowen Island MunicipalityBowen Island Municipality
City of Burnaby, City of BurnabyCity of Burnaby
City of Maple Ridge, City of Maple RidgeCity of Maple Ridge
City of New Westminster, City of New WestminsterCity of New Westminster
City of Coquitlam, City of CoquitlamCity of Coquitlam
Corporation of Delta, Corporation of DeltaCorporation of Delta
City of Langley, City of LangleyCity of Langley
Village of Lions Bay, Village of Lions BayVillage of Lions Bay
City of North Vancouver, City of North VancouverCity of North Vancouver
District of North Vancouver, District of North VancouverDistrict of North Vancouver
City of Pitt Meadows, City of Pitt MeadowsCity of Pitt Meadows
City of Port Moody, City of Port MoodyCity of Port Moody
City of Richmond, City of RichmondCity of Richmond
City of Surrey, City of SurreyCity of Surrey
City of Vancouver, City of VancouverCity of Vancouver
Township of Langley, Township of LangleyTownship of Langley
City of Port Coquitlam, City of Port CoquitlamCity of Port Coquitlam
District of West Vancouver, District of West VancouverDistrict of West Vancouver
City of White Rock, City of White RockCity of White Rock
Electoral Area A, Electoral Area AElectoral Area A
Tsawwassen First Nation, Tsawwassen First NationTsawwassen First Nation