About us

One size does not fit all. 

Every situation is different, and so is every community. RIC provides well- thought-out solutions that are tailored to fit your community’s needs. No matter the sector (public or private), size, and needs of your government or organization, RIC can help. 

Our Mission

To deliver disaster and emergency management solutions that empower and equip our clients to prepare for and adapt to climate related and man-made disasters.

Our Vision

To be the leaders of creating resilient communities where people are no longer vulnerable to disasters.

Meet Rebecca Innes, the Founder of Rebecca Innes Consulting (RIC).

Trust. Collaboration. Community. Emergency preparedness is about so much more than tactics and strategy. 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 disaster strikes. 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. She has led and responded to some of Western Canada’s largest incidents including the 2013 Southern Alberta floods, 2016 Fort McMurray wildfires, and 2021 British Columbia floods.

After receiving the Partners in Humanity Citation from the Canadian Red Cross, and provincial awards for enhancing community preparedness and resilience to disasters, Rebecca was inspired to bridge the gap between emergency management and humanitarianism.  

She could no longer look at the vulnerabilities she saw in communities without offering the solutions she knew were available. That’s why, in 2019, she founded Rebecca Innes Consulting (RIC) with the goal to build stronger, more resilient communities.

Today, the consulting firm makes the lives of Band and emergency managers easier through emergency management, disaster risk reduction, and grant writing. With RIC’s help, governments can better prepare for and recover from disasters. 

RIC provides people-first guidance, planning, and education that’s tailored to your individual community’s needs. These proven processes help clients smoothly navigate the complex world of disaster preparedness, recovery, and mitigation.

Don’t let your community fall through the cracks. Team up with RIC to take a comprehensive approach to disaster response through planning, funding, and recovery. 

Learn more about how she and RIC can support your organization 

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Meet Melissa Gagne, Project Manager at RIC

Melissa is a highly accomplished Project Management Professional (PMP) with over 10 years of experience, bringing a diverse background in facilities maintenance, operational excellence, and emergency management to every project.
Her proven track record of success includes supporting emergency preparedness and response efforts during major events like Cyclone Idai, Hurricane Dorian, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Melissa demonstrates a strong ability to manage complex projects under pressure.
Beyond her technical expertise, Melissa is passionate about fostering strong communities. For the past five years, she has leveraged her project management skills to partner with Indigenous communities on various initiatives, demonstrating a commitment to social responsibility.
When Melissa isn't leading disaster recovery projects or building partnerships, she enjoys an active life in Southern Alberta. As a wife and mother of two, she exemplifies a healthy work-life balance, actively participating in running, soccer, golfing, and spending quality time with her family and corgi.

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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