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Seismic Mitigation Program

The safety of B.C. students is vital. A comprehensive school seismic upgrading program is underway to make schools safer in the event of an earthquake by minimizing the probability of structural collapse.  In Richmond, a total of 35 schools have been identified as requiring high priority upgrades, with the Richmond Project Team established to accelerate these projects.  

The criteria that establish the prioritization of seismic mitigation projects was established in Section 6.4.1 of the District Long Range Facilities Plan. The process by which projects are approved for funding by the Ministry of Education, starting with the annual Five-Year Capital Plan submission by the Richmond School District, is shown at the bottom of this page.

Projects Underway

Projects in Business Case Development

  • Alfred B. Dixon Elementary
  • Howard DeBeck Elementary

Planned Seismic Upgrade Projects

  • John G. Diefenbaker Elementary
  • Blundell Elemetary
  • Matthew McNair Secondary
  • Westwind Elementary
  • Hugh McRoberts Secondary
  • Steveston-London Secondary
  • R.C. Talmey Elementary
  • John T. Errington Elementary

Potential Future Seismic Upgrade Projects

  • James Gilmore Elementary
  • R.M. Grauer Elementary
  • Quilchena Elementary
  • Jessie Wowk Elementary
  • Donald E. McKay Elementary
  • Walter Lee Elementary
  • James Thompson Elementary
  • R.C. Palmer Secondary
  • Thomas Kidd Elementary
  • Daniel Woodward Elementary
  • Kingswood Elementary
  • Tomekichi Homma Elementary
  • Kathleen McNeely Elementary
  • Sea Island Annex
  • École Des Navigateurs (Kilgour Elementary)

Project Approval Process