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Community Press & News

Community Press & News provides links to stock photos, Public Service Announcements and Press Releases which may be of interest to the media or the community at large. If you need additional information, or would like assistance in arranging a media event or interview, please contact:


Allison McCarrick

Chief Administrative Officer

District of Port Hardy

PO Box 68

Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0

Tel: 250 949 6665


Volunteer with Emergency Social Services ESS

February 01, 2017

North Coast Trail

The District of Port Hardy is currently seeking volunteers to assist with our Emergency Social Services (ESS).

ESS help people and pets who evacuated their homes during emergencies or disasters like fires, floods, or earthquakes.

ESS volunteers assist at disaster sites and provide essential basic needs for evacuees at reception centres (evacuation shelters).




To volunteer for ESS, you should have the following qualities:

  • A concern for people affected by disaster
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to respond on short notice •Willingness to work as part of a team
  • A sense of adventure

If you are interested in becoming an ESS volunteer, or require more information call or email:

Heather Nelson-Smith, Director of Corporate Services


District of Port Hardy

(250) 949-6665