OAEM Proud to Increase Professional Development Opportunities in the North and Beyond

The OAEM Board of Directors received a fair bit of feedback about the bulk of our events being held in the Greater Toronto Area over time, and we heard you loud and clear.  You may have noticed that we... READ MORE ...

OAEM Events

Scribe Training Program for the Emergency Operations Centre

Starts: Apr 16th, 2020
Target Audience: Municipal, Provincial and Federal EOC Scribes. CEMCs, Private and Sector and NGO Scribes. EOC Program Managers and Consultants.

G290 Basic Public Information Officer FEMA Certified Program

Starts: Nov 4th, 2020
This course is designed to prepare participants to ruction as full or part-time PIOs. Additionally, this training is a prerequisite and foundation for more advanced public information officer training.
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OAEM Articles

OAEM Looking for a Student Board Member!

Once again, we are reaching out to all our OAEM student members! We are seeking our new student board member for 2020! We are always looking to engage with students who have a burning passion for the field of emergency management, who are already bursting with ideas and ambition and are looking for a table to work with their talents and grow their experience. We recognize that, as important... READ ARTICLE ...

Scribe training - more than taking notes

By Monique Rollin In emergency management we know that critical incidents and disasters are low-frequency, high- risk, high-demand situations where impactful decisions need to be made with little time and the stakes are high. Incident Commanders, Emergency Managers and leaders in these situations have to rely on verifiable information to make decisions. The best way to capture, record and retain... READ ARTICLE ...

Wireless alerts one year later, are Canadians safer?

By Jacob Westfell Wireless public alerting has been with us for one year already! Since April 2018, the CRTC has mandated that all wireless service providers in Canada distribute emergency alerts sent from Canada’s national public alerting system, Alert Ready, to their subscribers.  These alerts are generated by emergency officials across Canada to warn the public of hazards such as fires,... READ ARTICLE ...

Losing the mitigation battle

By Sean Maraj It’s a little known fact you don’t win elections on the environment or spending money on disaster mitigation projects. Don’t believe me? Ask former Liberal leader Stephane Dion about how far you get using the environment as your showpiece election policy, or take a look at Manitoba Premier Dufferin Roblin who was pretty much run out of office in the mid 1960’s for his crazy... READ ARTICLE ...

Introducing the new OAEM Board of Directors

By Brittany Murphy On behalf of your incoming Board of Directors, we wanted to provide an update on the results of our Annual General Meeting on May 15 and outline an idea of what to expect in the coming months. OAEM 2019-2020 Board of Directors A major topic discussed at the AGM was the progress of our profession in the Province of Ontario and the importance of working together... READ ARTICLE ...

Aiming for the DeLorean: building the EM profession of the future.

By Alain Normand Emergency Management is making history in Ontario. As I look back over the last two decades or so, I see that we have gone from being emergency planners to emergency management professionals. I see this progression as comparable to starting with a Ford Model T in the late 1990s and moving to a mid-size car today. We are not yet at the luxury or sports car stage. I would love... READ ARTICLE ...

2019 OAEM Student Awards results – Congratulations award recipients!

Background: The Ontario Association of Emergency Managers (OAEM) Student Awards were created to showcase the upcoming talent we have within our growing emergency management community. The criteria sought after for the OAEM Student Awards are as follows: high academic excellence, volunteerism, a high level of enthusiasm and interest in emergency management field and contributions to the emergency... READ ARTICLE ...