The Conference Board of Canada

Council on Emergency Management

Members only

You plan for and respond to disasters, so your organization or community can not only get through an emergency, but thrive on the other side.

The Council on Emergency Management (CEMT) helps you prepare for the worst. By strengthening Canadians’ capacity for emergency management, we can help make sure organizations don’t stay knocked down for long.

Be ready. Join the CEMT.

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Who should join?

Individuals from public and private sector organizations who are accountable for crisis and emergency management and/or business continuity—including critical infrastructure providers, first responders, and voluntary organizations. 

Key objectives

  • Explore leading practices in emergency management
  • Establish relationships among first responders and private and public sector organizations
  • Understand the threats facing Canadian organizations and demonstrate approaches that build resiliency

Benefits of membership

Collaboration

Learn through “peer assist” sessions, where members who may be facing similar challenges provide guidance and insight.

Access to research

Get the information you need to develop effective organizational strategies.

Network

Connect with industry leaders to understand their responses to emergencies.

Exclusive Access

Participate in closed-door presentations, site visits, and discussions on emergency management and business continuity planning.

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, Former Chief, Calgary Emergency Management Agency

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Current members

  • Bell Canada
  • Bruce Power LP
  • Calian Group Ltd.
  • Canada Border Services Agency
  • Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  • City of Ottawa
  • Enbridge Inc.
  • GHD
  • Marine Atlantic Inc.
  • Nuclear Waste Management Organization
  • Ontario Power Generation Inc.
  • Public Safety Canada
  • TELUS Communications Inc.
  • The Canadian Red Cross
  • The City of Calgary
  • Trans-Northern Pipelines Inc.
  • TransCanada PipeLines LTD

Member activity

Next session

October 26, 2021

Theme: Climate Resilience

Speakers:

Eddie Oldfield, Senior Lead, Projects and Advisory Services, QUEST Canada

Michael Galin, Director, Risk Management, Corporate Business Continuity Office, TELUS Communications Inc.

November 30, 2021

Theme: Dealing with Mental Health Impacts
(Agenda coming soon)

Speakers
  • TBC

Previous sessions

April 21, 2021

Theme: Rapid Antigen Testing and Vaccination Policies

Speakers
  • Kristyn Zorzi, Department Manager, Human Resources (Total Rewards & HR Services), Bruce Power LP
  • Todd Langley, Vice-President, Labour Relations, TELUS Communications Inc. Alberta Health Services

May 19, 2021

Theme: The Increasing Threat of Cyber Attacks

Speakers
  • Craig Oldham, Director General, Critical Infrastructure and Strategic Coordination, Public Safety Canada
  • Richard Moreau, Director, Emergency Management, Calian Group Ltd.

June 1, 2021

Theme: COVID-19: The impact and risks for Workplace Violence and Harassment

Speakers
  • Kristy Cork, Health and Safety Consultant (Workplace Mental Health), Workplace Safety & Prevention Services

Recent themes

  • Building partnerships and collaborations
  • The impacts of climate change
  • Use of technology in emergency management
  • The response to COVID-19

Recent releases and events

Tech Checkup: Strategic Risk and Emergency Managemen

COVID-19 fundamentally changed how businesses operate. And with new operations comes new technological risks—especially for a remote workforce. How are organizations switching up their strategic roles in light of the pandemic? To find out, The Conference Board of Canada surveyed 97 risk and emergency management leaders and practitioners. This is what we learned.

Online experience  |  8-min read
May 11, 2021

Lessons From Hurricane Harvey: Shoring Up the Emergency Management Cycle

In August 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in southern Texas, ravaging Houston and the surrounding area. Over four days, 33 trillion gallons of rain fell. Some areas experienced significant flooding as waterways and reservoirs were overwhelmed. The structure of this briefing reflects that of an emergency management cycle.

Issue briefing  |  15-min read
October 24, 2019

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Council on Emergency Management

Strengthen your capacity for emergency management. Join CEMT.

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Questions?

For more information, or to arrange for a guest invitation to attend one of our meetings, please contact our team.