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Jackie Kloosterboer

Jackie Kloosterboer is a Disaster Preparedness Specialistst who firmly believes that families prepared for disasters will better survive in the aftermath.

This year Jackie celebrates 25 years of helping families impacted by disaster. She has been on the front line of disasters and seen the devastation caused when families lose their homes and belongings to floods, forest fires, or house fires. Seeing the panic and fear on the faces of these families started Jackie on her journey of helping families achieve peace of mind when it comes to being ready for a disaster.

Jackie travels across Canada as an instructor with the Justice Institute of BC, teaching response teams how to respond to disasters to help those displaced. Throughout British Columbia, she has taken on leadership roles to assist evacuees during disasters.

Jackie is a recipient of the Queens Jubilee award for her dedication to helping people during times of disaster and received the Justice Institute of BC (JIBC) Instructor Excellence Award. Various media outlets across Canada often interview her as she promotes the importance of emergency preparedness.

Jackie has taken this vital message one step further with her book My Earthquake Preparedness Guide – Simple Steps to get You, Your Family and Pets Prepared.

Barb will co-facilitate the Disaster Preparedness from Panicked to Prepared! workshop at the 2022 Spring Education Conference.