Partners in Protection Members,

In preparation for the October 27, Annual General Meeting, attached are several documents.

Meeting agenda
Minutes of the 2019 AGM
Year end financial statements
Draft special resolution document to transfer PiP assets to CIFFC
Proposed transition plan to CIFFC
Proposed transition timeline document
President’s report
Executive Director’s report
Director nomination form
Biographies of current directors standing for re-election

As President of Partners in Protection, I explained in an earlier letter (view) that a proposal was presented to the Board of Directors by the co-chair of the Wildland Fire Management Working Group to have FireSmart Canada transferred to the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre (CIFFC) under a new initiative to broaden the mandate of CIFFC to include a national wildfire prevention and mitigation division.

Discussion between Partners in Protection (PiP) and CIFFC have progressed and the PiP Board of Directors are now able to recommend a vote be held on a special resolution to transfer the FireSmart assets from PiP to CIFFC. A question and answer session is included in the agenda for the October 27 AGM to provide PiP members with additional information. The transition plan and proposed timeline are included to further outline the steps and process.

A transition of Partners in Protection and the FireSmart brand to CIFFC includes an assurance from CIFFC to continue to deliver FireSmart programs and the current 2020 projects. To support the transition CIFFC will hire the current FireSmart executive director and business administrator to continue to manage and support FireSmart operations from offices in Alberta.

The opportunity to grow the FireSmart message into a national program with sustainable funding and dedicated resources has been a goal of Partners in Protection for many years.  Please join the October 27 annual general meeting and share in deciding this exciting development.

If you have any questions, please give me a call  (204 391 1063) or contact Ray Ault  (780 222 1070).

Jeff Erwin
Partners in Protection

President Jeff Erwin letter to members AGM 2020 (Oct 6/20)

Please see the following documents relating to the AGM:

2020 PiP AGM Business Agenda

PiP 2019 DRAFT AGM meeting minutes

2020 Financial Statements

Special Resolution

Proposed FireSmart Transition Plan 10-21

Proposed transition timeline

Presidents message Jeff Erwin Oct 2020

ED Report AGM Oct 2020

PiP Board of Directors Nomination Form 2020

Shayne Mintz Bio

Maya Milardovic Bio

Jeff Eustache Bio

Jeff Erwin Bio

Amber Simpson Bio

Brian Wynn Bio

Chris Hodder Bio

Kelsey Winter Bio

All Partners in Protection Association members in good standing are invited and encouraged to

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