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 a provincial EM… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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 perceived benefit, expectations,… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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 well for emergency responders who must thrive… Continue reading

 By Jim Montgomery  The City of Ottawa, Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is responsible for the development, implementation and coordination of the City’s Emergency Management Program (EMP).  The Ottawa Emergency Management Program exceeds the legislated requirements of the Ontario Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA), and adheres to the internationally developed and voluntary compliance… Continue reading