EM Spotlight Series 2023/2024


OAEM’s Emergency Management Spotlight Series Webinar is an educational forum dedicated to information sharing and collaboration for Ontario’s diverse emergency management and business continuity community. The series is provided free of charge for OAEM Members and $50.00 for non members. Each session requires participants to register. Virtual events take place approximately once a month via ZOOM from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. If you have a topic that you would like us to feature, please contact Paula-Marie Jannetta at president@oaem.ca 

Guest Speakers
May 11, 2023                                                                                             Conservation Ontario
Angela Coleman, General Manager Conservation Ontario
Katherine Watson, Coordinator Flood Forecast and Warning Program, South Nation Conservation
Mark Anderson, Water Quality Engineer, Grand River Conservation Authority                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Flood Management in Ontario; a shared responsibility including Conservation Authorities at the front lines of the Provincial Flood Forecasting and Warning Program
May 17, 2023Bernie Derible, Deputy Minister and Commissioner of Emergency Management OntarioAn overview of the Provincial Emergency Management Strategic Action Plan (PEMSAP)

June 21, 2023Sharon Bak (RSSW)Mental wellness for Emergency Management Professionals

Aug. 16, 2023Ontario Municipal Social Services Association (OMSSA) Doug Ball, Executive Director and Darryl Wolk, Manager Policy Development
and Public Affairs
OMSSA and the role of the Municipal Service Manager in emergency social services planning, managing and responding to local emergencies

Sept. 20, 2023Darrin Spence, Board Chair First Nations Emergency Response Association (FNERA)An interactive discussion regarding FNERA's history, mission/vision and key outcomes concerning emergency planning for Indigenous communities along with some insights on the First Nations emergency management landscape

Oct. 18, 2023Martin Belanger, Director Public Alerting Pelmorex Corp.Pelmorex; an overview of the National Public Alerting Network

Nov. 22, 2023Cynthia Weeden, President FutureShield Inc.Why You Need a Dedicated Emergency Management Solution

Dec. 20, 2023Tony Bennett, Director Dam Safety Ontario Power Generation (OPG)
Jan. 17, 2024Roderick Peters, Municipal Programs and Outreach, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and HousingAn overview of the Municipal Recovery Assistance Program and Guidelines

Feb. 14, 2024Danie Glanc, Farm Policy Analyst Ontario Federation of AgricultureEmergency preparedness for Farm Animals

Mar. 20, 2024Reserved! Event details coming soon... 

April 17, 2024Randy Yeboah, MDEM, CBCP, PMP Director, Business Continuity & Resilience Toronto Transit CommissionAn overview of the Toronto Transit Commission's Business Continuity Program; learn about the TTC's efforts to implement a comprehensive business continuity program. This session will address the key components of an effective program, collaboration with other resilience areas, and implementation challenges and strategies.
May 15, 2024Thomas Rolfe, Emergency Response Coordinator Ministry of Transportation
Remote Northern Transportation Office (Thunder Bay)
MTO’s northern remote airports and their vital transportation link to Indigenous communities and essential services

June 15, 2024     
Reserved! Event details coming soon...