Canada Council News: 2018

IAEM-Canada News Archives: Jan.-June 2017

  • The September 2018 IAEM Bulletin is now online
  • Registration is Open for the 2019 CatIQ Connect, Canada’s Catastrophe Conference (24 July 2018) The 2019 CatIQ Connect (formerly known as C4), Canada’s Catastrophe Conference, will take place on Feb. 4-6, 2019, at the Metro Toronto Convention Center, Toronto, Ontario. Registration is now open, and you can save $100 by registering by Oct. 31, 2018. CatIQ Connect is a content-driven discussion to foster collaboration before, during and after catastrophic events. This conference provides a content driven overview of catastrophes, discusses strategies in catastrophe management and explores sector perspectives. Overall themes are on preparedness and resiliency, available tools, and impacted stakeholder and policy makers working together for the greater good of all Canadians. Keynote speakers will include: Henk Ovink, special envoy for international water affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands; Ed Struzik, writer, photographer and author of Firestorm: How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future; and Howard Kunreuther, co-director of the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center, University of Pennsylvania, and author of The Ostrich Paradox: Why We Underprepare for Disasters. Complete details and registration are online at the event siteIAEM-Canada is a community partner of CatIQ Connect.
  • IAEM-Canada to Hold 2019 Annual Conference in Calgary (17 July 2018) IAEM-Canada will hold its 2019 Annual Conference on June 4-7, 2019, in Alberta, Calgary. Save the date! Details about the 2019 conference will be posted here as they become available.

  • IAEM-Canada Issues Call for Interest in IAEM-Canada Membership Director Position
    (09 June 2018) Anyone interested please provide a short bio and photo to, by Friday, July 27, 2018. The IAEM-Canada Board will
    appoint the successful candidate. Download complete details here.
  • IAEM-Canada Seeks Feedback by Friday, June 15th on Inaugural Conference (14 June 2018) IAEM-Canada’s premier Leadership and Innovation in Emergency Management Conference was held in Calgary, June 5-8, 2018. Conference attendees experienced global, expert keynote speakers who inspired their audiences with current, real-life events, their challenges and lessons learned, and attendees left with new EM tools to take back to their organizations. Attendees networked in breaks and during workshops with other colleagues who share their understanding of the diverse challenges EM and industry professionals in Canada face every day. If you attended the conference, please let the organizers know what you thought about the inaugural IAEM Canada conference by completing a short survey. The deadline for survey responses is Friday, June 15, 2018.


  • EM Weekly's Podcast Featured IAEM-Canada's President (14 June 2018) Episode 65 of Weekly's podcast was focused on emergency management in Canada. Greg Solecki, CEM, IAEM-Canada President, discussed some of the differences, challenges, and similarities faced by Canadian emergency managers. Listen to the podcast here


IAEM Canada President Greg Solecki, CEM, presented the City of Ottawa with a Presidential Citation on Dec. 5, 2017, in 
recognition of the preparedness, response, and recovery work done by the Office of Emergency Management and several city departments. Left to right: Mayor Jim Watson, Anthony Di Monte, Pierre Poirier, Myles Cassidy, Vera Etches, Kate Todd, Councillor Keith Egli, IAEM Canada Director of Partnership Engagement Jim Montgomery, Paola Parenti, Councillor Diane Deans,
Greg Solecki, Trina Gorr, Cheryl Paju, Melissa Lavery, and Councillor David Chernushenko.

  • DRIE Central to Hold Last Professional Development Session of the Year on Nov. 15, 2017 (07 Nov 2017) The Disaster Recovery Information Exchange’s (DRIE) Central region will hold its final professional development session of the year on Nov. 15, 2017, at the Viscount Gort Hotel, Winnipeg, MB, Canada. The session theme will be a “Year in Review – 2017,” featuring these topics: Churchill Rail Service Disruption Panel (Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization, Manitoba Housing, and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority); Northern Manitoba Forest Fire Evacuee Response (Canadian Red Cross); and Active Shooter Preparedness Planning – Lessons from the Orlando, Florida Nightclub Shooting (Rainbow Resource Centre). Registration and details are available online.
  • Public Safety Canada to Hold 2017 DRR Roundtable Oct. 23-24, 2017, in Halifax, Nova Scotia (25 Oct 2017) Public Safety Canada is holding the 2017 Disaster Risk Reduction Roundtable in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Oct. 23-24, 2017. Representatives from IAEM-Canada will be in attendance to help promote national disaster risk reduction. This is the Eighth Annual National Disaster Roundtable on disaster risk reduction, based on the theme of “Building Back Better,” and the first joint meeting with Canada’s Climate Change Adaptation Platform. The Annual National Roundtable facilitates coordination and implementation of Canada's Platform activities, and serves as a multi-stakeholder forum for discussing national DRR issues and information sharing. Participation is open to any interested parties, departments, organizations or individuals concerned with reducing the risks posed by disasters, including members of the private sector, all levels of government, non-governmental organizations, students and the general public.
  • CHRNet’s Oct. 25-27, 2017, Symposium Will Focus on "Building Resilience: From Catastrophe toCapacity" (24 Oct 2017) The Canadian Risk and Hazards Network’s (CHRNet) 14th Annual Symposium, Oct. 25-27, 2017, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, will offer the opportunity for dialogue focusing on disaster risk reduction and facilitating policy formulation and adaptation of best practices in Canada. Make sure to connect with IAEM-Atlantic Region members at the IAEM-Canada booth, to obtain updates on current programs and projects across the country. “Building Resilience: From Catastrophe to Capacity” is the 2017 symposium theme, and the program will review and discuss the history of hazard characterization and disaster risk reduction, with a key to creating a vision for the future. It will include plenary and themed sessions; presentations; panel discussions; and poster presentations.
  • IAEM-Canada and EPIC Partner to Provide EM Podcasts in Canada (18 Oct 2017) IAEM-Canada has partnered with Emergency Preparedness in Canada Podcast, an educational podcast aimed at emergency managers of all types. “There is great content to find from some of our most respected emergency management practitioners in Canada – give it a listen,” said Greg Solecki, CEM, IAEM-Canada President. The most recent podcast, broadcast Oct. 11, 2017, on the complexities of campus emergency management, is one of 11 podcasts now available. You are invited to listen, as the series explores emerging disaster trends, interviews key Canadian emergency management professionals, and reviews both new and landmark EM literature.
  • IAEM-Canada Student Region President Jenn Nelson was honored by the CSAE Ottawa-Gatineau Chapter with the Executive Member of the Year Award. See excerpt from newsletter below, and learn more about Jenn's award on page 28 of the online newsletter.

  • Managing Risk from the Front Line, Risk in Review 2017: Canadian Insights (24 July 2017) First-time report from PricewaterhouseCoopers addresses Canadian-specific results from its global study.
  • TED-style Talks on Disaster and Resilience from "Resilient Calgary" Event (24 July 2017) The Centre for Community Disaster Research hosted the "Resilient Calgary" event last month, which included 10 short TED-style talks on disaster and resilience, five of them featuring work going on at the CCDR, and five of them by distinguished guests – all of them leading experts in the field. 

IAEM-Canada News ArchivesJan.-June 2017   

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