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B.C. unveils new emergency management legislation, task force

The government says the act is the most comprehensive and progressive framework in Canada, and takes a proactive approach with an emphasis on disaster risk reduction.

Mushkegowuk Emergency Response Summit looks to build First Nations' capacity

The first summit is bringing together emergency services workers and community leaders to brainstorm ways to grow capacity and take control of emergency situations.

P.E.I. invests over $200K in emergency preparedness kits for vulnerable residents

Through the Provincial Major Incident Readiness Team (MIRT), government has partnered with United Way of P.E.I. to prepare and distribute kits.

Central Okanagan Emergency Operations lifts state of local emergency

The state of local emergency in West Kelowna, B.C., has lifted more than a month after the McDougall Creek wildfire devastated the area.

P.E.I. creates inland flood maps to mitigate risks

“We expect to see an increasing number of heavy rainfall events, like the one that took place in Nova Scotia recently,” said Peter Nshimura, who is overseeing map development.


DEMCON 2023 at the International Centre - Toronto

The annual Ontario Disaster & Emergency Conference (DEMCON) embraces Ontario’s emergency management community where all can gather to share and learn from their experience. Delivering two full days of community networking featuring 30+ sessions with renowned speakers from across North America.

DEMCON offers keynotes, panel discussions, workshops and interviews that focus on lessons learned, new initiatives, and best practices on topics such as: Disaster Response & Recovery, Community Resilience and Climate Change.

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16 emergency managers on improving Canada’s DEM system

In our newest feature, David Etkin, Domini Baldasaro, and Stephanie Etkin summarize interviews with 16 disaster and emergency management practitioners and academics in Canada to shed light on key areas for improvement. » Read More...

'One purpose': Samaritan’s Purse volunteers share stories from B.C. wildfire response

Along with five other Samaritan's Purse volunteers, Lisa Letkeman and Debbie Fewster went through cycles of being put on standby, readying for evacuees as fires neared populated areas, and then standing down when the winds changed direction. » Read More...

Opinion: Studying hurricane Fiona’s legacy can help us better prepare for future storms

"The aftermath of hurricane Fiona in Atlantic Canada not only points to the importance of studying how storms affect our communities and their patterns, but also underscores Canada’s need to better prepare," writes Antoine Lachance. » Read More...

Crisis and Emergency Management in the Arctic: Navigating Complex Environments

Through case studies of the arctic, the book illustrates how factors such as nature, geography, demographics and infrastructure increase the complexity of crises in the Arctic and present a significant danger to life and health, the environment and values in challenging Arctic waters. Written in an accessible style, this book is a useful resource for students of disaster and emergency management, as well as for professionals involved in emergency services.

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UN envoy calls for a 'unified mechanism' to lead reconstruction of Derna

The U.N. Special Envoy for Libya said in a statement that a mechanism is required amid "unilateral and competing initiatives'' by Libyan actors and institutions. » Read More...

New York begins drying out after being stunned and soaked by record breaking rainfall

Record rainfall fell at John F. Kennedy International Airport Friday, surpassing the record for any September day set during Hurricane Donna in 1960. » Read More...

UNDRR, partners collaborate on water-related risks in vulnerable countries

The ambitious partnership looks to combine local knowledge and global technology to help communities understand and act on the water-related risks they face. » Read More...


Lessons observed

Thirty-year emergency manager Ernest MacGillivray reflects on how the field has changed over the years, and what challenges and opportunities lie ahead. » Read More...


Disaster Forum

Oct. 24-26, 2023 | Banff, Alta. » Learn More