OAEM Committees and Advisory Teams


First Nations Advisory Team (FNAT): Vacant

The FNAT's overall purpose is to: 

  • Seek guidance from OAEM’s First Nations members as to how OAEM can support emergency management initiatives/programs in First Nations communities across Ontario

  • The First Nations Advisory Team will serve to increase engagement and representation of all Ontario First Nations communities; to establish a dialogue with indigenous peoples with respect to their emergency management needs and in setting emergency management priorities while respecting traditional knowledge

  • To facilitate outreach and promote ongoing dialogue with our First Nations members  

Contact: FNAT@oaem.ca


Post-secondary Institutions (PSI) Committee Members: 

  • Kathy Branton, PSI Committee Chair/Humber College

  • Lawson LaRue, PSI Committee Coordinator

  • Dana Fleming, University of Ottawa

  • Darby Pierson, Sheridan College

  • Kevin Ferguson, George Brown College

  • Michelle Dakin, Seneca Polytechnic

  • Mike Rozic, Confederation College

The PSI Committee is comprised of public safety and security professionals from several Ontario post-secondary institutions. The core purpose of the PSI Subcommittee: 

  • Seek to influence the Province of Ontario to formally recognize Emergency Managers at post-secondary institutions
  • Acquire provincial training for emergency managers at post-secondary institutions and the organizations they represent
  • Foster the development of provincial emergency management standards applicable to post-secondary institutions
  • Develop a resource library for PSI emergency management practitioners to access best practices, templates, contact information, etc.
  • Identify trends impacting emergency management practitioners at PSIs

Contact: Kathy Branton at psicommittee@oaem.ca  

OAEM is a proud supporter of OACUSA (Ontario Association of College and University Security Administrators)


Disaster Risk, Emergency Management and Humanitarian Actions Technical Advisory Committee: The CIFAL-York Disaster Risk, Emergency Management, and Humanitarian Actions Technical Advisory Committee (DEMTAC) is composed of academics and professionals to provide expert input, direction, and support towards various types of executive, leadership, and civil society training and knowledge sharing around disaster risk reduction and emergency management.

OAEM CIFAL-York DEMTAC Delegate: Paula-Marie Jannetta, OAEM President

OAEM is a proud supporter of CIFAL-York


Incident Management System Steering Committee (IMSSC) is the advisory body for the IMS program in Ontario. The IMSSC consists of a diverse group of stakeholders including First Nation communities and organizations, municipalities, provincial ministries, federal departments, nongovernmental organizations, agencies and associations and other stakeholder groups. As a collective, the IMSSC supports the Emergency Management Ontario (EMO) by providing advice and guidance on IMS program elements and materials based on the expertise brought forward within each stakeholder group. Emergency Management Ontario established the IMSSC to incorporate advice, recommendations, and support from members and associated stakeholder groups as part of continuously improving the IMS program in Ontario.

OAEM IMSSC Delegate: Paula-Marie Jannetta OAEM President


OAEM Certified Municipal Manager (CMM) Accreditation Committee
Kathy Branton, Manager Business Continuity and Emergency Management Department of Public Safety Humber College
Catherine Blair, Manager of Emergency Management Alectra Utilities
Fire Chief Jeff Lipskie, Central Huron Fire Department
Paula-Marie Jannetta, President OAEM