"As a relatively new practitioner in the field of Emergency Management, my time at the OAEM and the Post-Secondary Institutions Subcommittee has provided me with professional opportunities and insight that I am greatly thankful for. The assistance, insight, and experience I have gained from working with both the OAEM Director and the Subcommittee has helped me elevate my understanding of Emergency Management from academic theoretical knowledge to practical experience in my new role as an Emergency Management Analyst. I very much look forward to continue working with the entire team to not only continue to grow professionally, but help the subcommittee in achieving its mandate.
"Having joined as a MDEM candidate, the OAEM has provided incredible support for my education in providing an amazing mentorship program (a huge shout out to John Klich), incredibly produced and timed Emergency Management Spotlight Series webinars that support learnings and invaluable networking opportunities, including the invites to the AGM.
"As an emergency manager my effectiveness is directly related to the relationships that I have fostered through the OAEM. Emergency management is about relationships, OAEM membership provides me with countless opportunities to build those relationships. The OAEM is an important part of my ongoing professional development as a municipal emergency manager." (Sept. 2023)