Don’t get ready, stay ready.

We work to understand the individual needs of your community while weaving in the bigger picture solutions: helping governments prepare, respond, and recover.

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Community preparedness is community resilience.  

We look at strategy from planning, implementation, and recovery, so the safety of your community is in clear view every step of the way. 

How can ric help your organization?

Disaster and Emergency Management Services

Service 01

Disaster Recovery 

Where there is limited experience in designing and developing multi-year recovery projects and landing funding, we step in. Let us take the paperwork off of your plate. 

service 02

A well-strategized emergency plan takes your community’s needs into account to mitigate surprises and ensure the health, safety and well-being of all members of your society.

Service 03

Training Solutions

Expecting the unexpected isn’t something to fear when you have knowledge on your side. We give clients the tools and insights they need to simplify disaster response and recovery.

service 04

1:1 Strategic Advisory

We’re here to help guide, plan, and empower—not just tell you what is best. We provide solutions so you can manage uncertainty in stressful situations.

Emergency Preparedness 

Client Results

"RIC went above and beyond to help us land over six figures in funding to support our recovery initiatives."

Before working with Rebecca Innes Consulting (RIC) we didn’t have a clear way forward from the catastrophic flooding, wildfire, and heat dome events of 2021. RIC helped us identify, assess, and implement a thorough strategy and project plan to help us rebuild our community.

Diana Norgaard

Emergency Operations Center Director / Social Development Coordinator, Coldwater Indian Band

"We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Rebecca Innes Consulting to anyone seeking emergency management services."

The department of emergency preparedness and planning had the sincere pleasure of working with Rebecca on the Treaty 6 Emergency Preparedness Speaker Series. She was professional, knowledgeable, and engaging. Of note, the department found her ability to envision new ways of doing emergency preparedness particularly impressive.

Kenneth Letander

Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations

"I believe that training like RIC provided will be key for all of us."

I believe that in the future, all Economic Developers will have to consider some degree of sustainability. Disasters are arriving faster than our capability to respond. That’s why I believe that training like RIC provided will be key for all of us.

Uriel Jelin

Community Economic Development Officer, RM of La Broquerie

"Coldwater would not have gotten as far with recovery works nor gotten the services our evacuees or Band received without RIC."

The Coldwater Band has benefited from Rebecca Innes Consulting (RIC) disaster recovery project coordination services. RIC has kept the Band on task and budget and ensured we keep contact with all that continue to assist us with recovery as there are many nuances that Band Administration would not necessarily have the time or skill to do throughout all phases of disaster recovery. Coldwater would not have gotten as far with all the recovery works nor gotten the services our evacuees or Band received without RIC. 


Band Administrator / Back Up I.R.A, Coldwater Indian Band

Meet Rebecca Innes, MA, ABCP

Emergency preparedness is about more than strategy and tactics. It’s about building resilience within your community so it can thrive.

For 18 years, Rebecca Innes has been working to improve government response when climate related or man-made disasters strike. Her award-winning experience in both the public and private sectors has reduced disaster risk and improved emergency preparation and recovery in communities across the country.

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Keeping Your Community Safe

Tailoring Your Disaster Preparedness Plan to Meet Your Community’s Unique Needs

When it comes to emergency preparedness in Canada, many communities—especially those in rural areas—don’t have the resources to manage the challenges of increasingly frequent disasters. 

A prepared community is a resilient community. Each community has its own unique cultural, social, and economic needs that must be addressed during disaster recovery. A tailored disaster preparedness plan helps communities of all sizes get ready to tackle recovery and work to stop disasters before they’re likely to happen.

Create a disaster preparedness plan that fits your needs

Being prepared helps streamline recovery and ensures your community can continue to thrive over the long term in the wake of disaster. This whitepaper outlines how community-centred preparedness can increase the benefits of a disaster recovery plan.

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In this white paper, you’ll find: 

The critical components of an effective disaster preparedness plan.

What it means to establish a foundation for disaster restoration and resilience.

Why community engagement is essential for disaster planning.

How to conduct community engagement to establish a strong preparedness plan.

Read about client results

case study 01

Learn how the Coldwater Indian Band accessed and secured funding for short, medium, and long-term community recovery projects.

case study 02

Read about how The Confederacy of Treaty 6 First Nations, educated its member nations on creating a human centered approach for emergency preparedness.


case study 03

Learn how a community developed a pathway to identify emergency management roles and responsibilities, incident management program structure and more.


Read about how a strategy and project plan enhanced resilience and supported local capacity within a community to prepare for and withstand a disaster.

work with RIC

Stronger, more resilient communities start here.

Making a difference takes knowledge. Drawing on our extensive experience in the public and private sector, we’re able to pinpoint the best solutions for you. You can trust in our expertise to do right by your organization—and your community.

Helping you prepare for and recover from disasters through strategy, project planning, and grant writing services. Based in Alberta, Canada

RIC is fortunate and grateful to live vibrantly on the land of the Treaty 7 People – the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations (Chiniki, Bearspaw, Wesley), and the Métis Nation (Region 3). In the spirit of change, RIC is committed to seeking truth and reconciliation.

© Rebecca Innes Consulting 2023