As Emergency Management Professionals we are great at conducting post-incident debriefs. The tried and true:

  • What went well?
  • What did not go well?
  • Opportunities for improvement?

Your Board of Directors (past and present) have put in significant effort over the last several years to strengthen and grow YOUR association. We have strengthened our web and social media presence, began developing strategic direction for the future of the OAEM, and developed & delivered professional development opportunities for new grads and seasoned professionals.

But we know there is more work to be done to ensure you’re getting the most value for your membership dollar.  So I want to hear from you, the members!

Social Media

Do you connect with our social media channels (Twitter or Facebook)? If so, what are we doing well? Can we improve on anything? Would you like to see any additional social media channels utilized?

Website (www.oaem.ca)

Do you frequently visit the site? What do you like about the website? What improvements would you like to see?

Did you know that the OAEM has opened up an online community on our site for other EM organizations that operate within Ontario? While the OUR COMMUNITY area is in its infancy it is up to you all to help it grow! Do you have an EM community you would like to link to the website?

Blogs

Do you have a story to tell? Is there research you’ve recently completed or an emerging trend you would like to share with the community? We are always accepting blog submissions from our members. The requirements are pretty simple. Send us a two line bio, picture, and keep the submission to between 350-500 words.

Professional Development

Have you attended or will you be attending any of our PD workshops or the NextGEN events this year? Do you have topics that you would like us to offer sessions on?

In the coming months, we are looking to host a number of events around Ontario. Our goal is to put the “O” in OAEM by hosting events in Northern, Eastern, and South Western Ontario in addition to events within the Greater Toronto Area. Are you interested in hosting events in your community? If so, we definitely want to hear from you!

The key to all of the success that the Association has experienced is 100% due to our members and the feedback you continually provide us. Your thoughts and suggestions can be sent to engagement@oaem.ca

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