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Our progress – Updated October 1st, 2021

Program Development

Updated on: October 1st, 2021

A total of 76 programs are being developed for delivery in seven (7) areas: Community Safety Education, Governance (Fire Service), Community Infrastructure and Engineering Support, Fire Department Management, Fire Inspections, Fire Investigations and Fire Department Operations.

The goal of the NIFSC is to have all programs available for delivery in up to three formats: delivered in person by the Indigenous Fire Marshal Service (IFMS), training provided by the IFMS in a Train the Trainer format, and/or self-driven with provided materials. Programs will be available in both French and English.

In the last fiscal year (2020-2021) 51 programs were completed in the IFMS delivery format. Of the 51 programs, 18 ​programs will be undergoing enhancements and will be completed by November 2021.  The remaining programs will be completed this fiscal year (2021-2022). In Q1 of this year, the Train the Trainer framework along with three (3) Train the Trainer programs were completed.

Program Delivery

Updated on: March 1st, 2022

The programs will all be made avaliable in both English and French, and in different formats which include:

  1. An IFMS Program Delivery Specialist visits a community to deliver the program on site;
  2. The program content is downloaded from the website and then delivered by a member of the community (self-delivery); or
  3. Training is provided to a member of the community who then delivers the program to the community (Train the Trainer).

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Fire Department Management Deliveries*

Fiscal year goal:
126 deliveries

1 In Progress

140 Completed

Governance & Infrastructure Support**

Fiscal year goal:
81 deliveries

0 In Progress

82 Completed

Fire Department Operations Deliveries

Fiscal year goal:
20 deliveries

0 In Progress

42 Completed

* Fire Department Assessment is included in Fire Department Management Deliveries
** Community Fire Safety Assessment is included in Governance & Infrastructure Support


Updated on: March 1st, 2022

A total of seven research reports will be delivered in 2021/2022, providing validated qualitative and quantitative data that will guide program development, prioritization, and deliveries.

Research Study (2021-2022)
Milestone Completion Date
1. Building Research Capacity and Oversight at the NIFSC

July 31st 2021 (Q2)


2. Fire Safety Ambassador


Feb 28th 2022 (Q4)

3. Fire Safety Messaging Research

Commissioned/In Progress

Oct 31st 2021 (Q3)

4. Apparatus Capital Equipment Recycling


Oct 31st 2021 (Q3)

5. Community-Based Fire Research

Commissioned/In Progress

March 1st 2022 (Q4)

6. Fire Department Diversity Inclusion, Creating Opportunities for Indigenous Recruitment


March 1st 2022 (Q4)

7. Fire Mortality Indigenous Persons, a Deeper View 

Not commissioned

March 1st 2022 (Q4)

Governance and Corporate Development

Governance and corporate development supports the structure and corporate infrastructure for the NIFSC.

Goal 1

Governance Legitimacy

To solidify support from national and regional Indigenous Organizations for the existence, scope, and structure of NIFSC and establish the accountability framework that will sustain this support on an ongoing basis.

Objectives of Goal 1

  • Supported and approved mandate statement for NIFSC
  • Supported and approved governance model for NIFSC
  • Accountability framework
Goal 2

Effective Partnerships

To secure and sustain support for NIFSC, including funding, from the Government of Canada, and establish a network of other strategic partnerships that advance NIFSC’s mandate.

Objectives of Goal 2

  • Federal support for NIFSC’s mandate and operations
  • Long-term funding agreement with the Government of Canada
  • Partnership agreements
Goal 3

Corporate Integrity

To establish the essential legal, policy, people, and corporate infrastructure for an effective NIFSC institution that meets the expectations of Indigenous Peoples and communities.

Objectives of Goal 3

  • Legal foundation for NIFSC’s governance structure
  • Initial Board of Directors and strategic direction for NIFSC to be established for the 2022-2023 fiscal year
  • Corporate policy and workflows for governance and accountability
  • Efficient and effective the design for the organization to meet the mandate and service model
  • Infrastructure such as office space and equipment