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Emergency Preparedness & Response: Case-Studies that Demonstrate the Value of Situational Awareness


Sheri Fink

M.D., Ph.D.

Pulitzer Prize-winning Author and Reporter, Five Days at Memorial;
New York Times
(photo credit Jen Dessinger)

Full Speed Ahead – Navigating the Complexities of Corporate Emergency Management


Vincent Davis


Author, Consultant and Founder/Preparedness Matters; Network Corporate Manager, Workplace Resilience, Amazon

Social Reconstruction after the Lac-Mégantic Tragedy: A review of the first five years


Mélissa Généreux

M.D., M.Sc., F.R.C.P.C.

Public Health Director, Eastern Townships Integrated University Center in Health and Social Services, Sherbrooke Hospital University Center; Associate Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences,
Université de Sherbrooke

"We’re Not in Ottawa Anymore Toto", the 2018 Ottawa Tornadoes


Jim Montgomery


Independent Consultant


Program Developed by:

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Ontario Association of Emergency Managers
Home of the Ontario Emergency Management Community

The Ontario Disaster & Emergency Management Conference is planned and developed by the Ontario Association of Emergency Managers in partnership with federal and provincial government agencies, non-governmental disaster relief organizations, and emergency management professional and student associations.

Participating Community Members

The conference delivers two full days of community networking and learning featuring twenty-eight sessions, including speakers from across North America, panel discussions and interviews focusing on lessons learned, new initiatives, best practices, and on topics such as:

  • Disaster Response and Recovery
  • Community Resilience
  • Climate Change


 Official Media Partner

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Emergency Preparedness in Canada (EPIC) is an educational and current events podcast for Emergency Management

professionals. The show interviews industry leaders including DEMCON presenters, exploring emerging research, and 

to share practical tools of the trade.

All this and more on EPIC podcast: Current, Relevant, Canadian.

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