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Seismic Mitigation Program

The Provincial Seismic Mitigation Program is a comprehensive seismic upgrading program to make schools safer in the event of an earthquake.

Road to Seismic Mitigation 

The following timeline explains this process from beginning to end. Click on the image to expand.

Who's involved? 

The following diagram details which stakeholders are involved in the project. Click on the image to expand.


The Vancouver Project Office (VPO) is a joint Ministry of Education / Vancouver Board of Education undertaking, formed in 2014 (read the initial Memorandum of Understanding) to complete Vancouver seismic projects as efficiently and economically as possible. 

In November 2016, Vancouver Project Office (VPO) was directed to look for ways to fast-track seismic upgrades or replacements in Vancouver.  Learn more about how the accelerated process by reading the updated Memorandum of Understanding (2017).

It is responsible for managing seismic Project Teams throughout the feasibility, design and construction phases.  Each Project Team consists of:  

  • VPO staff
  • school principal
  • consultants  (architect and engineers)

For a definition of the steps involved in each project, visit  Capital Project Process 

Current Capital Projects includes all current seismic projects. For the status of current seismic projects, please visit the page.

For a list of all projects in the Seismic Mitigation Program, see the Ministry of Education's Seismic Mitigation Program Progress Report.


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