Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity in the Fire Service – An International Perspective

  • October 28, 2023
  • 8:00am-10:00am
  • FESTI - Fire & Emergency Services Training Institute 2025 Courtneypark Drive, East, Mississauga

Facilitated by Anik St-Pierre

Worldwide, the number of women in the fire service has slowly increased over time, yet we know little about international initiatives and approaches.

This workshop will present various equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives implemented internationally by members of the women fire safety commission. Participants will be ask to share local initiatives.

Anik St-Pierre

Anik St-Pierre served as an officer in the Canadian Armed Forces before refocusing her career in fire safety.

She holds the position of diversity and inclusion advisor at the Montreal Fire Service and leads a team of committed individuals in search of diversity, equity, and inclusion within the most important fire safety service in Quebec.

She is the chair of a diversity and inclusion comity where she works with the human rights commission and major fire services to find concrete solutions to the underrepresentation of women, indigenous people, visible and ethnic minorities.

Anik represents Canada on the commission for women in fire safety (CTIF) and is the international trustee for Women in fire.