Strategic Partnerships

DRI Canada

Background: On Aug. 1, 2022 DRI Canada and OAEM signed a strategic partnership agreement reflecting the common goals of DRI Canada certified professionals and OAEM members. This constructive partnership underscores the convergence between emergency management and business continuity professional practices. DRI Canada and OAEM members will benefit from this partnership on many levels, including:

  • Cross-promotional opportunities and networking forums
  • Member rates for OAEM professional development training, webinars and workshops
  • 15% discount for OAEM members on all DRI Canada courses including member rates for webinars and other events
  • Regular meetings between DRI Canada and OAEM Board of Directors
  • Dedicated emergency management content in DRI Canada’s magazine

OAEM Member Discount on DRI Canada Courses - Registration Instructions 


Emergency Management Ontario 

Emergency Management Ontario (EMO) works to keep people safe and secure by coordinating with other organizations to prepare for emergencies and respond to them, when they happen. Prevention and preparedness are key pillars of EMO's mandate. When the unthinkable happens, EMO is there to support community response and coordinate provincial activities. EMO's mission is to lead the coordination, development and implementation of prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery strategies to maximize the safety, security and resiliency of Ontario through effective partnerships with diverse communities. EMO is committed to providing and ensuring that appropriate programs are in place based on their legislative foundation through the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act and supporting the safety and security of Ontarians and a robust and resilient Ontario Public Service.

Ontario Municipal Management Institute (OMMI) 

Background: In 2008, OAEM and OMMI signed a Memorandum of Understanding in offering OAEM Members an enhanced Emergency Management Specialist and Emergency Management Professional accreditation to their Certified Municipal Manager designation (CMM). OMMI is a non-profit association that administers the CMM program. This program offers present and past local government employees a career recognition and development system with a legally recognized credential: The Certified Municipal Manager (CMM) Level II or Level III. Over 3,000 local government administrators hold one of four levels of CMM designation, across 30 professions. 

Any individual who is accredited must maintain their membership both with OMMI and OAEM to be eligible to utilize their credentials.  For additional details, contact OAEM's President at and/or Bill McKim, Executive Director OMMI at 

North City Insurance Brokers

   OAEM is excited to announce our partnership with North City Insurance Brokers to provide discounted group rates for our valuable Members on their Home and Auto insurance. North City Insurance Brokers brings over 40 years of experience in providing exceptional savings to professional association members throughout Ontario.
This program includes:
  • Competitive rates – savings up to 20%
  • Access to expert broker advice
  • Personalized service by a dedicated broker team
  • Claims counselling and support
  • After-hours claims service
Get a free $20 gas card just for getting a no-obligation quote! Other policies available: Motorcycle, Condo, Tenant, Cottage, Rental Property, ATV, Snowmobile, Watercraft, Collector Cars, Mobile Homes, and RVs. 
Click HERE to visit their website for more information or to get a quote. Contact North City Insurance Brokers at or 1-888-892-7176