Cyber-physical – The new security challenge

By Jean-Guy Rens (CATA Alliance – ScienceTech Comms) More than 70% of Canadian manufacturing companies are entirely or partially automated: this is the evidence brought out by the 2017 CATA study[1].... READ MORE ...

OAEM Events

G290 Basic Public Information Officer FEMA Certified Program

Starts: May 1st, 2019
This course is designed to prepare participants to function as fullor part-time PIOs. Additionally, this training is a prerequisite and foundation for more advanced public information officer training.

OAEM Annual General Meeting

Starts: May 15th, 2019
The upcoming annual general meeting will give new board candidates an opportunity to introduce themselves to our emergency management community whose needs they hope to represent for 2019-2021.
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OAEM Articles

Getting ready for "Rendez-vous" in Ottawa

By Michel C. Doré, MStJ, PhD, B.Sc.N., PCP, CEM, CGU Since 2006 the emergency management practitioners in Quebec have regrouped within theAssociation de sécurité civile du Québec (ascq.org). Strong of its 285 members, the association represents the emergency managers with governments, municipalities, educational institutions and other organisations.  Among its activities, ASCQ manages... READ ARTICLE ...

Preparing and recovering from barn fires.

By Christina Baker As members of a collective professional association it is important that our membership as well as our invested time and money translate into benefits that will directly enhance our abilities and awareness as professionals as well as benefit the communities in which we live and work. When asked about how emergency management professionals benefit from a membership with the Ontario... READ ARTICLE ...

Study examines student involvement in professional associations

Key Survey Findings: Perceived Benefit & Willingness to Uptake Membership in a Professional Association for Emergency Managers By Moira Hennebury The biggest challenge in growing membership is articulating the value proposition. Cognizant that students and recent graduates represent the largest growing prospective member base of any professional association, I sought to understand the... READ ARTICLE ...

2019 OAEM Student Awards - Call for Applications!

The Ontario Association of Emergency Managers (OAEM) provides students in post-secondary certificate, diploma, degree or master programs in emergency management with the opportunity to receive an award to recognize their achievements during each academic year. Awards are available in the following categories: The Brian Hook Memorial Award – Honours the memory of Major Brian Hook (CD) through... READ ARTICLE ...

Town Hall meeting on the future of EM in Ontario

By Alain Normand When IAEM Canada sent out the notice that nominations where open for the executive of the IAEM Ontario region, I was very surprised as I had no idea there was an intent on creating such a region. After a few calls and discussions with some people at IAEM, I found out that seven IAEM members residing in Ontario had signed a request to IAEM Canada to create an Ontario region and that... READ ARTICLE ...

Town Hall Meeting

Dear Colleagues, fellow Emergency Management Professionals, You may have seen the communications from the IAEM Canada board asking for nominations to the executive position of the IAEM Ontario Region. If you are like me and interested in the future of the emergency management profession, you probably had questions about this Ontario Region. I did, so I asked and found out thatseven Ontario emergency... READ ARTICLE ...

Program Evaluation and Emergency Response

By Thomas Appleyard Program evaluation informs practitioners, funders and researchers on the efficacy of interventions. Standard program evaluation methods emphasise desired outcomes and pre-identified criteria for success. Program evaluators stress establishing SMART goals: specific, measureable, agreed upon, realistic and time-bound.  These standard program evaluation methods do not apply... READ ARTICLE ...

Mentorship program now open

By Julie Chambers (Education Director)                                                                                                        ... READ ARTICLE ...

OAEM is looking for a Student Board Member!

Calling all OAEM student members, Are you an ambitious, driven and creative individual? Do you have new ideas on how OAEM can better serve Ontario’s students and the EM community? Would you like to take on a lead role in connecting Disaster and Emergency Management (DEM) students to professionals and opportunities within the DEM field? Are you looking to get involved? OAEM wants you! OAEM... READ ARTICLE ...