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

On September 27th the National Emergency board issued an Amending Safety Order to Trans-Northern Pipelines Inc. The NEB said that the order was made in response to a number of “pipeline releases and overpressure incidents that occurred in 2009 and 2010.” The statement can be found here. In this order, Trans-mountain Inc is directed to: Implement a 10 per… Continue reading

Now is your chance OAEM members—who do you want to represent your community and your needs on the OAEM board? The upcoming 16th annual general meeting and conference will not only host a wide range of speakers and social events, but will also give new board candidates an opportunity to introduce themselves to the emergency… Continue reading

The DRI Foundation is offering two $5,000 scholarships to high school seniors and college undergrads in the U.S. and Canada!  In order to be eligible for the scholarship, the applicant or the applicant’s parent or legal guardian must be a DRI International Certified Professional in good standing and the applicant must be enrolled in a… Continue reading

OAEM has set up a pilot mentorship scheme for college and university students based in Ontario who are studying in an emergency management educational program.  We currently have an initial group of student applicants interested in becoming mentees, and we have a small team of mentors, who have kindly volunteered their time and expertise. However… Continue reading