Editor's Note

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?

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A reflection of hope

By Neebin Prince, Mattagami First Nation This painting of a mother polar bear sleeping under the...


Our changing climate

By Jodi Manz-Henezi I feel hope for the future when I can engage in open-minded, thought-provoking...

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Grey and gold

By Dr. Ren Thomas Artwork: Grey and gold (watercolour) In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic...

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By Liz Toohey-Wiese Liz Toohey-Wiese explores the complicated topic of wildfires and their...

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Hope in the depths

Photo: November 21, 2021 in Kwakwaka’wakw Territory near Port Hardy © Jackie Hildering, reproduced...

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Foraging calendar

By Janna Janzen This drawing is a representation of a form of synesthesia that I have. In my mind I...


Nature in Ink

By Carime Quezada Tiger by Carime Quezada (Ink and watercolor 2022) Zebra by Carime Quezada (Ink...