Executive Director’s Report


2020 has been a challenging year for our staff and First Nation communities. COVID-19 has re-enforced our focus on ensuring the safety and well-being of our people is first and foremost.

In 2021, with continued support from the First Nation Leadership Council, FNESS will be the organization that communities reach out to for support and knowledge as we navigate through this pandemic together. We are focusing on new ways of delivering essential programs and services to communities, continuing to build capacity to better respond to emergencies that have no timelines or schedules. Our team is committed to following our vision, mission and values and will continue to work with our provincial and federal partners to support our programs in the Emergency Services and Forest Fuel Management departments.

I am looking forward to the next few months and moving onward out of the provincial health order restrictions and guidelines. I am excited to get back to meeting in person, collaborating and planning a future that benefits everyone.

I appreciate the dedication that our Board of Directors and staff have given to the organization during these difficult times. Our team will continue to focus on making FNESS a leading organization for the health and safety of First Nation communities.