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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. 

Here is where we are at to date with seismic upgrading: 

Completed Projects

  • Steveston-London Partial Seismic Upgrade/Partial Replacement
  • Garden City Elementary Seismic Upgrade
  • Samuel Brighouse Elementary Seismic Upgrade/Partial Replacement

Projects Underway

Projects in Feasibility/Business Case Development

  • William Bridge Elementary Seismic Upgrade
  • James Whiteside Elementary Seismic Upgrade

Planned Seismic Upgrade Projects

  • John G Diefenbaker Elementary
  • Alfred B Dixon Elementary
  • Howard DeBeck Elementary
  • Blundell Elemetary
  • Tomekichi Homma Elementary
  • Hugh McRoberts Secondary
  • Westwind Elementary
  • R C Talmey Elementary

Potential Future Seismic Upgrade Projects

  • Jesse Wowk Elementary
  • Matthew McNair Secondary
  • John T Errington Elementary
  • Donald E McKay Elementary
  • Quilchena Elementary
  • Kingswood Elementary
  • Walter Lee Elementary
  • Steveston-London Secondary
  • Kathleen McNeely Elementary
  • Thomas Kidd Elementary
  • R C Palmer Secondary
  • James Gilmore Elementary
  • James Thompson Elementary
  • R M Grauer Elementary
  • Daniel Woodward Elementary
  • Sea Island Annex
  • École Des Navigateurs (Kilgour Elementary)

Project Approval Process