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


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.


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
  • City of Ottawa
  • Enbridge Inc.
  • GHD
  • Marine Atlantic Inc.
  • Nuclear Waste Management Organization
  • Ontario Power Generation Inc.
  • Public Safety Canada
  • TC Energy Corporation
  • TELUS Communications Inc.
  • The Canadian Red Cross
  • The City of Calgary
  • Trans-Northern Pipelines Inc.

Member activity

Next session

March 30th, 2022 

2:00-3:30PM EST 

: Information management/Situational Awareness Cutting Through the Noise: Situational Awareness and Information Management during Emergency Events 
Details to come 

Previous sessions

February 22 & 23, 2022

Theme:  Sustaining a Virtual Work Environment

Jenny Novak, Director Emergency Management and Continuity, California State University

January 26, 2022

2:00-3:30PM EST
Theme: Responding to Omicron 

Dr. Allan Detsky
November 30, 2021

Theme: Dealing with Mental Health Impacts

Dr. Veronica Loffreda, Psychologist, Consultant Calian Group

October 26, 2021

Theme: Climate Resilience
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  • Eddie Oldfield, Senior Lead, Projects and Advisory Services, QUEST Canada
  • Michael Galin, Director, Risk Management, Corporate Business Continuity Office, TELUS Communications Inc.

June 1, 2021

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

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

May 19, 2021
Theme: The Increasing Threat of Cyber Attacks

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

April 21, 2021

Theme: Rapid Antigen Testing and Vaccination Policies

  • 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

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