From Barcelona and London to Ottawa ON, terrorist attacks continue to make headlines all over the globe. These events differ in some ways from traditional emergencies, requiring responses that are complex, quick, and dynamic, all within a crowded stakeholder space.
How prepared is Canada and its citizens to deal with emergencies resulting from terrorism events? What can we learn from recent events across the world that will help us to be better prepared to deal with an attack on home soil?
In February 2017, The Conference Board of Canada’s Centre for National Security and Council on Emergency Management held a joint meeting that brought together senior members of local, federal, and international law enforcement, and emergency response officials to discuss recent terrorist attacks, trends in emergency preparedness, and ways to move forward.