A lake in Penticton, BC, with a beach on the right and mountains in the background.

Heat Response in Interior BC Communities (2019 – 2022)

About the project

Interior Health

2019 – 2022

The problem they came to us with
British Columbians are experiencing more frequent and extreme heat events. As the risk of health impacts from extreme heat is expected to continue rising, it is critical we work together to across sectors to prepare and increase the resilience of our communities. Interior Health is working on a regional project to develop Heat Alert and Response Systems (HARS) supporting community and social service providers, emergency management officials, and public health prepare for and respond to extreme heat events.

Our work
SHIFT Collaborative designed and facilitated engagement workshops on extreme heat and response with multiple health and community partners in 2019, 2020 and again in 2022, following the unprecedented heat dome in 2021.


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