For more than 15 years, Perron Goodyear has been actively engaged in disaster and emergency management. From August 2016 to November 2022, Perron served as the national director of disaster and emergency management for an international non-governmental organization. Currently Perron is a sessional instructor in the School of Public Safety, Emergency Management Division at the Justice Institute of British Columbia and in March 2022, founded Goodyear Emergency Management Consulting.
Perron’s specialties include incident management, crisis intervention and communications. For more than a decade Perron has been a trainer/instructor in various aspects of disaster and emergency management and incident command including for Emergency Management Ontario. In addition, Perron has been as guest speaker/lecturer at numerous events and institutions, including IAEM Canada, CRHNet, Fanshawe College, Justice Institute of BC and York University.
Perron serves as a member of the CACP Emergency Management Committee, CAFC Mental Health Committee, CAFC Fire Prevention & Emergency Preparedness Committee and is a founding member of the Emergency Management NGO’s Consortium of Canada, currently serving as chair. He also serves as a member of the Program Advisory Committee for the Emergency Management Program at Fanshawe College. He has previously served on the International Association of Emergency Managers Canada Council board as director of communications and marketing and as vice-president of the board of directors for the Canadian Risk & Hazards Network (CRHNet).
Perron has been a contributor to the National Risk Profile and served as a member of the Disaster Resilience and Security Advisory Table contributing to the National Adaptation Strategy.
Perron has received significant training at the provincial, national, and international level including at the Canadian Emergency Management College. He has also completed a Master of Arts in Disaster and Emergency Management from Royal Roads University.
Perron and his wife, Marilyn, have been married for 26 years and have two adult children. Having completed an Honours B.A. in International Studies and a Certificate of Bilingualism at York University’s Glendon College, daughter Robyn works as an international project support co-ordinator. Son, Mac, has completed an Honours B.A. in Archaeology at Trent University.