Registration is closed for this event


We have a diverse list of speakers and subject matter experts lined up from the public sector, private sector, NGOs and more.

The complete schedule is as follows:

0830 OAEM President Rob McDonald - Welcome

0910 Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness - Gina Wilson, Public Safety Associate Deputy Minister 

1000 Meet the Exhibitors / Networking Break  

1040 Ronda Oberlin – Emergency Management Specialist; Do 1 Thing, Lansing Office of Emergency Management - Do 1 Thing - Award winning community outreach program

1125 Superintendent Bill Neadles Toronto Police Service / HUSAR 

1200 Lunch 

1310 George Lepine - Transportation Security Inspector - Transport Canada - The Lac-Mégantic rail disaster dissected.

1410  Chiran Livera - Canadian Red Cross, Ontario. Red Cross Ontario’s Syrian Refugee experience

1510 The Honorable Yasir Naqvi - Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services

1540 Beat the traffic  A reading by Author of Disaster Heroes Suzanne Bernier, President of SB Crisis Consulting (a liquor licensed event)

1800 Depart

 May 13th

0830 Coffee 

0910 Ross Nichols -  Fire Marshal and Chief, Emergency Management - An update on OFMEM activities

1010 OAEM Awards including a presentation of the Brian Hook Memorial Award by the Hook Family

1025 Jay N. Rosenblatt- Ontario Association of Emergency Managers Legal Counsel – Legal Risk Management

1110 Roderick Peters - Ministry Emergency Management Coordinator – Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing - The new Ontario disaster financial assistance programs

1200 AGM / Working Lunch – until complete

For links to speaker's bios, see the event's main page.

The event is fully catered and we have a special hotel rate available (including free shuttle to the conference).


For questions, please contact:

  • A special rate has been arranged at The Quality Inn 
  • 950 Walkers Line, Burlington, ON, L7N 2G2 - (905) 639 6900)
  • Conference Rate - $93 + tax (mention that you are a DeGroote School guest)
  • Complimentary shuttle to and from the conference
Transportation / GO Transit:
May 12th, 2016 9:00 AM   through   May 13th, 2016 5:00 PM
The Ron Joyce Centre
4350 S Service Rd
Burlington, ON L7L 5R8

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Event Fee(s)
Students and OAEM members $ 75.00
General admission $ 125.00

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