From the La Loche High School shooting to the Dunbarton High School stabbing, unfortunate incidents continue to make headlines.
Prevent emergencies from happening in your institution and mitigate the impact of disasters.
Join the only North American summit focused specifically on emergency preparedness for K–12 schools, colleges and universities. Take away practical insights from 10 case studies and implement life-saving strategies in your institution.
Meet parents and first responders to transform your stakeholder relations.
Identify vulnerabilities and deficiencies that can cripple your emergency response. Emulate successful exercises from top institutions in Canada.
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This must-attend conference will help you implement your next emergency management strategies and protect your students.
Alain Normand is an author, lecturer, teacher and expert in Emergency Management. He directed relief efforts in emergencies such as the Saguenay floods, the Quebec Ice Storm, the Haiti repatriation, and the Calgary floods amongst others. A resident of Brampton Ontario, he is the Emergency Manager for the municipality since 1999. Past-President of the Ontario Association of Emergency Managers (OAEM), he sits on many national, provincial and local committees. Alain Normand is the recipient of the 2010 Canadian Award for Emergency Management from the Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness. He teaches emergency management and business continuity at York University and Sheridan College. Alain is also the author of a series of novels on emergency management published by Authorhouse and available at Amazon.com.
John has been involved in public safety for more than 27 years and is recognized by the U.S Department of Education as a subject matter expert in active shooter preparedness and school safety. As the Executive Director of Security and Emergency Management for Jefferson County Schools in Colorado (a District of 86,000 students and almost 13,000 employees that includes Columbine High School), John has redefined school safety and was recognized as the School Security Director of the Year for his leadership during the 2010 Deer Creek Middle School Shooting. Following the Sandy Hook tragedy, John was invited to speak at the White House and shared his model preparedness program. In 2013, he responded to a tragic shooting at Arapahoe HS supporting the Reunification efforts for parents and students.
John is often sought out by primary, secondary and higher ed institutions to provide security and emergency management consultation.
John-Michael represents The “I Love U Guys” Foundation to districts, departments, agencies and organizations regarding school safety. His professional career has included graphic design, software development, and workflow analysis. The death of his daughter, Emily, at the hands of a gunman at Platte Canyon High School compelled Mr. Keyes to bring his professional expertise to the arena of school safety. The Keyes family's response to the events at Platte Canyon High School was immediate support for first responders and compassionate outreach to law enforcement.
Fran Byers, Manager, First Nation Emergency Management Field Operations, Alberta Government, has worked with the Alberta Emergency Management Agency for 18 years as a First Nation Field Officer and as the Manager. In the field, Fran deployed to the Slave Lake Fire, 2011 and the Southern Alberta Floods, 2013 among many of her other deployments. Administratively, she spearheaded programs and training assisting Alberta First Nations in the four pillars of Emergency Management; Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery.
Before joining AEMA, Fran worked in the Yukon Territories as a First Nation Chief Administrative Officer for 16 years. Fran currently leads a team of four dedicated field staff ensuring communities have an Emergency Management Committee encompassing an Education Division. From efforts like these, Alberta was recognized by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada as the only province to receive a 10 year funding agreement. Alberta’s First Nation Emergency Management Program is widely recognized.
Having received her Bachelor’s degree in Applied Human Sciences from Concordia University, with almost twenty-four years of experience working with at-risk youth, Ginny Iaboni is accustomed to and passionate about working with young adults in crisis. Her most recent professional move brought her from New York City to Montreal, Quebec, just eight years ago, where she returned to her Canadian roots as Student Life Advisor at Vanier College. In this role, she advocates for students as well as assesses and intervenes in cases demanding disciplinary action. Working with students dealing with harassment and/or sexual violence is and has been an integral part of her career. In her twelve years as Senior Program Coordinator at Head and Hands, a non-profit youth organization, she developed numerous prevention programs, including a “No Say No to Violence against Women” video for high school students. Throughout her career, she has created and facilitated life skills and leadership seminars, conflict resolution programs, and currently an annual dating violence workshop at Vanier College.