A schematic diagram of the governance model for the proposed Centre is shown below.  The Executive Committee provides overall governance and strategic direction for the Wildland Fire Science Advisory Committee and the Centre (see strategic plan). The Wildland Fire Science Advisory Committee (WFSAC) coordinates and identifies fire science research priorities, and endorses the work plans for the Centre.  This committee also identifies the need for and coordinates specific research outcomes, including workshops and conferences.

Strategic Directions

There are four strategic directions: education, science, scientific applications and communications, and partnerships and collaboration. The theme of excellence threads through these strategic directions to ensure the development of science informed policies, practices and decision support tools.  Teaching and mentoring the next generation of scientists and practitioners will allow Canada to maintain its position as a world leader in fire management. >> View the strategic plan