COVID-19 pandemic. Wildfires. Extreme heat. Floods. Atmospheric rivers. Tornadoes. War. Monkeypox. What’s next? Cascading, overlapping, and marathon emergencies in Canada and abroad, seemingly with no end in sight, are leading to exhaustion, burn out and feelings of hopelessness within the workforce and society at large.
When optimism can sometimes feel out of reach, this issue brings about a much needed focus on Hope. In this issue we connected with emergency managers, risk and resilience academics and practitioners, front line responders, and our broader communities to ask some fundamental questions: What inspires you? What gives you hope? What keeps you going?