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Canada's 2022 emergency management awards hands out 124 medallions

Canada's federal, provincial and territorial awards program for emergency management celebrated 124 recipients last week in Ottawa. See who won.

B.C. premier announces task force on climate emergencies

British Columbia's premier says they will form an expert disaster task force providing rapid response and support for people and communities facing climate emergencies.

Sajjan says Ottawa looking at disaster response options in wake of wildfires

"We're looking at all different types of disasters, doing the lessons learned and we'll come out with the appropriate response,'' Minister for Emergency Preparedness Harjit Sajjan said.

N.F.L. introduces web tool to consolidate info during major emergencies

A new emergency preparedness webpage will be activated to serve as a single source of information on an imminent major emergency.

3 tornadoes touched down in southwest Ontario in August: Northern Tornadoes Project

The Northern Tornadoes Project has confirmed three tornadoes – in Windsor, Tecumseh, and Cottam, Ont. – touched down during a severe storm on August 24.


Building Connections in Emergency Management & Business Continuity

Disaster Forum is Canada’s premier event for emergency/crisis management and business continuity professionals to discuss and analyze best practices, tools, and support for the community of practice. The 2023 program includes excellent speakers sharing real-life experiences, high-value networking opportunities and relevant exhibitors. Join us in Banff Oct. 24-26 to connect, share and learn. Delegate passes, and a few sponsorships and exhibitor spaces are still available.

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Opinion: Canada’s lack of recognition for gender-based violence puts disaster survivors at risk

Jean Slick explains how her research identified a lack of planning for how gender influences the direct and indirect impacts of disasters, including the increase in gender-based violence during and following disasters. » Read More...

Free digital tool to help communities prepare for wildfires

The new Wildland Urban Interface Community Preparedness Digital Tool identifies the various roles community members play and what they need to do before, during, and after a wildfire. » Read More...

The Ontario Disaster and Emergency Management Conference: All to know before you go

The Ontario Disaster and Emergency Management Conference (DEMCON) Planning Committee chair Nicole Pinto shares details from the 2023 program, and explains how this year's speakers, sessions and networking spaces will allow attendees to build on each other’s experiences and feel a sense of community with like-minded individuals. » Read More...

What to know about the Morocco earthquake and the efforts to help

Aid groups said the government has not made a broad appeal for help and accepted only limited foreign assistance. » Read More...

Flood death toll in Libya's city of Derna has surpassed 5,100: health official

Aid workers who managed to reach the city described devastation in the city's centre, where search and rescue teams combed shattered apartment buildings and flooded streets. » Read More...

Insurance industry faces average annual natural catastrophe losses of $133B: Verisk

The global modelled insured average annual loss from natural catastrophes is US$133 billion, a new high captured in the latest analysis using Verisk’s extreme event solutions models. » Read More...

UN launches Early Warnings for All initiative in Tajikistan

The UN Secretary-General’s Early Warnings for All Initiative (EW4All) was launched in Tajikistan during a two-day national consultation with key stakeholders. » Read More...

Severe flooding in Greece leaves at least 6 dead and 6 missing

Widespread flooding in central Greece left at least six people dead, six missing and dozens trapped, with severe rainstorms feeding raging torrents. » Read More...


Opinion: Moving towards a community-driven model of EM

"The question is: how do we develop emergency planning resources that actually resonate with the communities served by friendship centres?" Alison Poste discusses ways we can move to a community-driven model of emergency management. » Read More...


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