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The Council on Emergency Management

The Council on Emergency Management (CEMT) is a Networking-only Council that falls within the National Security and Public Safety knowledge area, and is one of three security-related Executive Networks run by the Conference Board.

The Council on Emergency Management focuses on effective operational practices and key strategic issues related to emergency management.

CEMT provides valuable networking, learning, and leadership development opportunities for individuals responsible for emergency management and operational continuity who are focused on maximizing resilience within their organizations. CEMT also enables members to broaden their understanding of risk factors and to exchange insights.

Key Objectives

  • Explore leading practices in emergency management and establish critical relations among first responders and private and public sector organizations.
  • Build a deeper understanding of the threats facing Canadian organizations and model the cross-sectoral approach that is essential for building resiliency.

Latest Blogs

On the Anniversary of 9/11, It’s Time to Expand our Definition of “Victim”
September 2017

Hurricane Harvey: Emerging Insights for Emergency Management
August 2017

Dealing with Wildfires: Insights from the Fort McMurray Reviews
August 2017

Lessons From the Flood: Insights from Calgary
May 2017

Free Resources for Emergency Managers
April 2017

Lessons in Resilience from 2016
December 2016

Responding to Active Assailants: Who Do You Trust?
September 2016

Fort McMurray Wildfire: Re-Defining and Broadening Community Resilience
May 2016

Wildfires: Three Lessons in Resilience
May 2016


Building Resilience to Terrorism
August 22, 2017


“The Council on Emergency Management is unique and provides learning and sharing opportunities that you won’t get at industry conferences and seminars. The peer-to-peer learning is something I can’t afford not to be part of.”

–Tom Sampson, Chief, Calgary Emergency Management Agency

CEMT Brochure

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Latest Research

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Contact Us

For more information on how you can participate in the Council for Emergency Management, or to request a guest invitation to a network meeting, contact:

Deborah Fleck
Senior Manager, Executive Networks

Satyamoorthy Kabilan
Director, National Security and Strategic Foresight