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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-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.