By Joe Gagliano ACCESS RESTORATION SERVICES There’s no doubt the commercial landscape has changed. Industries and businesses are under tremendous pressure. Shutting down operations for a few weeks or even a few days is simply not an option. Today, disaster recovery and restoration mean it’s imperative we work quickly and closely with our clients to… Continue reading

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]. And a growing number of these companies have interconnected their automated devices to their IT systems to extract “big data” and control production in… Continue reading

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