Government Communications and Public Engagement, Government of British Columbia

BC Flood and Wildfire Review


Following the devastating 2017 flood and wildfire season in British Columbia, more than 65,000 residents had been displaced after a 10-week long provincial state of emergency. The Provincial government needed to conduct an accelerated independent review of planning for and responses to these disasters, including with disproportionately impacted First Nations communities. Argyle was engaged to help make that review a reality.


Given the tight timeline and broad mandate of the review, we simultaneously designed and implemented an engagement strategy to reach a broad audience and meet residents where they were. The strategy emphasized having four channels to allow residents to provide input regardless of their location and whether they could be met face-to-face.


Even within the accelerated timeframe, Argyle successfully managed the public and First Nations engagement processes, the technical review of policy information and data sources, and the report design and development. We delivered 108 strategic recommendations, captured and contextualized within a fulsome report and executive summary document that included inspiring stories of impacted residents across the province.


IAP2 Canada Core Values Award – Indigenous Engagement

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