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

By Linda Antoniadis Volunteers are the foundation of most charitable organizations. For the Canadian Red Cross, they are the front line for communities when disaster strikes. They are the “face” of the Red Cross that the community sees in time of disaster. Without the dedication of volunteer responders at any and all times of the… Continue reading

By John Rainford, Director, The Warning Project Last year I facilitated a workshop of emergency management experts and front-line responders. I asked this group – drawn from across the country and representing a broad range of emergency organizations – two questions. 1. In your experience, to effectively manage an emergency, how important is public and… Continue reading

Mental health and the impact it can have in the operational environment took centre stage at a recent professional development session held by the Ontario Association of Emergency Managers, on November 03, 2017 at the Provincial Emergency Operations Centre in Toronto. Conducted in partnership with the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshall and Emergency Management… Continue reading

OAEM’s Professional Development Series Reinforces its Mission of Promoting, Supporting, and Enhancing the Profession of Emergency Management Mental health and the impact it can have in the operational environment took centre stage at a recent professional development session held by the Ontario Association of Emergency Managers, on November 03, 2017 at the Provincial Emergency Operations… Continue reading

In the aftermath of any disaster, the recovery process can be long, expensive and in some cases painful. Alternatively, a successful recovery can not only see communities rebuilt but also lead to better preparation for future disaster situations. It’s been just over a year since wild fires forced the evacuation of Fort McMurray AB, and… Continue reading

Beat the traffic: There will be a meet and greet at the conference at the end of day 1. There will be snacks and a licenced bar. Come socialize for an hour or two and wait for the traffic to ease. Quality inn, Burlington (mention that you are visiting the De Groote School for a discount) is the… Continue reading

Thank you to everyone who attended the Emergency Management Trivia Night! We were joined by professional host, ‘Trivia Guy’ Gaby Tabak for trivia crafted by members of your EM community. Teams went head to head to solve questions, guess disaster tunes, recall mentions of Emergency Management in pop culture and history, and recalled all those things they learned… Continue reading