EM Spotlight Series 2024

ABOUT: OAEM’s flagship webinar series 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. and is professionally hosted and moderated by Angelique Lazarus, Effortless Education. If you have a topic that you would like us to feature, please contact Paula-Marie Jannetta at president@oaem.ca 
Thank you to our corporate sponsors and partners, DRI Canada, F.A.S.T. Limited, North City Insurance Brokers, 3D Security and Response Services, the Insurance Bureau of Canada and Seneca School of Public Safety for supporting OAEM's webinar series!

Guest Speaker(s)/Panel 
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Aug 21    
Mary La Chapelle, Deputy Director
Durham Region Emergency Management Office (DEMO)

Randy Reid, Director, Nuclear and Radiological Planning and Scientific Response Programs, Treasury Board Secretariat  
An overview of Durham's Nuclear Emergency Response Plan. Learn about preparedness, planning considerations and public alerting including how Durham Region coordinates and collaborates with various government agencies, municipalities, Indigenous partners and community stakeholders. 
An overview of the Provincial Nuclear Emergency Response Plan (PNERP) - plans, programs and exercises. Learn about public safety during nuclear emergencies including Ontario’s off-site responsibilities in the preparedness for, response to, and recovery from nuclear or radiological incidents.  

July 17             
Randy Yeboah, MDEM, CBCP, PMP Director, Business Continuity & Resilience Toronto Transit Commission
An 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.
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Jun 19    
John 'Jack' Lindsay, Associate Professor Applied Disaster and Emergency Studies Brandon University
Where to Now? Federal EM legislation post COVID and Convoy. Perspectives as to ‘Why Canada needs to dramatically update how it prepares for and manages emergencies’, the need to review the existing Emergencies Act and how emergency management needs to be integrated into decision-making by all levels of government and communities to be effective.  
May 15 
Thomas Rolfe, Emergency Response Coordinator Northern Remote Airports Ministry of Transportation (Thunder Bay) 
Learn about MTO's northern remote airports and their vital transportation link to Indigenous communities and essential services. 
Mar 20     
Jennifer Moreton, President Association of Public Safety Communications Officials Canada (APCO)

Deputy Chief Andrea DeJong,
City of St. Catharines Fire & Emergency Services
Learn about APCO Canada's mission and involvement with Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG911) and how the City of St. Catharines is leading the way for local area municipalities as the new Next Generation 911 emergency call-handling system is launched 
Feb 14        
Danie Glanc, Farm Policy Analyst
Ontario Federation of Agriculture     
Emergency preparedness for farm animals
Jan  17              
Roderick Peters, Municipal Programs and Outreach
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing         
An overview of the Municipal Recovery Assistance Program and Guidelines