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OAEM Events

OAEM - Scribe Training

Starts: Nov 18th, 2019
Scribe Training for the Emergency Operations Centre with Special Guest Speaker - Inspector Monique Rollin

OAEM - Scribe Training (second offering)

Starts: Nov 22nd, 2019
Scribe Training for the Emergency Operations Centre with Special Guest Speaker - Inspector Monique Rollin
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OAEM Articles

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 ...

OAEM mentors help new EM professionals find their path

By Kathleen Brough As a new young professional in the field of Emergency Management, it can be intimidating. The field is so vast, and at the same time, it seems like everyone knows each other and has their niche. Mentorship has been studied at length and is known to be extremely beneficial, especially for young professionals. In recognition of this, OAEM has been running a mentorship program for... READ ARTICLE ...

Delivering the right message: Public information and disasters

By Rob Keller It was a great pleasure to spend two days with some of the best emergency management practitioners in Ontario at the FEMA G290 Basic PIO course on May 1-2, 2019.  I’m very fortunate to train alongside some exceptional professionals.  When it comes to disasters, we’re all in this together and I look forward to continuing to work with my Canadian counterparts... READ ARTICLE ...

Board election candidate profiles

Our Annual General Meeting is right around the corner. In anticipation of the election on May 15thhere are some of the candidates running for the new board.  Lori Latendresse, MDEM, CBCA Lori Latendresse has been working in Public Sector Health & Safety, Emergency Management and Business Continuity for over a decade. She currently works as the emergency planner and business continuity... READ ARTICLE ...