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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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