Toronto, ON

October 2018


October 16, 2017
  • 8:00 AM
    Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:45 AM
    Opening Comments from the Chair
    Alain Normand
    Manager, City of Brampton Emergency Management Office
  • 9:00 AM
    Keynote Address: Fort McMurray
    Build your Plan to Communicate Difficult News to Parents
    Rob Squire
    Deputy Fire Chief, Edmonton Fire Rescue Services

    Analyze the Evacuation of Fort McMurray to Improve your Crisis Management
    The evacuation of 80,000 people from Fort McMurray created large logistical and communication issues. Improve your collaboration with First Responders to manage large scale crises efficiently. Gain insights to:

    • Prepare your role as a reception centre
    • Improve your communication with municipal first responders
    • Better comprehend your role as EOC partner

    Review the work of first responders to improve collaboration and manage crises efficiently..

  • 9:45 AM
    Case Study: Cybersecurity
    Protect your Student Information and your Reputation against Evolving Cyber-threats
    Erez Zevulunov
    President, M.I.T. Consulting
    Herbert Cheung
    Channel Account Manager, WatchGuard Technologies
    John Nunn
    Sales Director North Region, Storagecraft

    Ransomware costs $1 billion a year and educational systems are waking up to the new threat. Protect your institution against the financial and reputational consequences of ransomware. Source strategies to:

    • Assess the risks of cyber-threat on your institution
    • Reinforce cooperation with your IT department
    • Secure your institution’s data

    Build up your defense against the growing costs of cyber-criminality.

  • 10:30 AM
    Speed Networking
  • 10:45 AM
    Morning Break

    Interact with conference speakers and fellow attendees. Secure important new business contacts and talk about crucial developments in your field.

  • 11:15 AM
    Knives in Schools
    Revamp Your Approach of Knives in School to Avoid Fatal Incidents
    Eric Roher
    Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

    TDSB released 41 recommendations after the stabbing of a student in 2014. Review the lessons learned to prevent knife attacks in your school. Create a blueprint to:

    • Assess the impact of street violence on your school
    • Strengthen your control of weapons on your premises
    • Reduce your intervention time

    Advance your programs to reduce the risk of knife attacks in your school

  • 12:00 PM
    Interactive: Resource Management
    Access Resources to Reduce Costs and Improve Your Preparedness
    Aaron Masson
    Principal, Hour Zero

    From response time to physical barriers, emergency management is a logistical challenge in rural areas.

    Brainstorm ideas to secure crucial resources to protect your students. Expand your toolkit to:

    • Optimize your resources
    • Coordinate with other communities
    • Improve your implementation schedule

    Enhance your emergency response plan with limited resources.

  • 12:30 PM
    Networking Lunch
  • 1:45 PM
    Case Study: Lighthouse Project
    Collaborate with Churches to Protect your Students during Mass-scale Emergencies
    Alain Normand
    Manager, City of Brampton Emergency Management Office

    Safe spaces, such as churches, are often overlooked as emergency partners. Gain new resources and partners to safeguard your students. Gain insights to:

    • Avoid doing everything by yourself
    • Update your list of shelters
    • Coordinate your emergency responses during natural disasters

    Strengthen your emergency response during natural disasters with the help of safe spaces

  • 2:30 PM
    Case Study: Opioids
    Control the Prescription of Opioids During Emergencies and Comply with your Legal Duties
    Gino Pagliericci
    Head of Safety and Security, St Georges All Boy School

    Prescribing certain opioids in school, such as Nolaxone or Fetanyl, can create dependence. Review your legal responsibilities when opioids are prescribed during an emergency. Create a roadmap to:

    • Promote your students’ well-being
    • Integrate minorities at risk in your program
    • Manage dangerous behaviors at your school

    Analyze your legal responsibilities when prescribing opioids.

  • 3:00 PM
    Mid-afternoon Networking Break

    Interact with conference speakers and fellow attendees.

  • 3:30 PM
    Case Study: EOC in Major Events
    Design and Implement your Emergency Operation Centre Operations to Manage Effectively Large Scale Catastrophes
    Cam Kowalski
    Manager, Emergency Planning, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

    EOC operations are crucial during large scale events such as floods or wild fires. Improve your EOC to keep people safe in multiple locations. Take away concrete guidelines to:

    • Sustain your EOC operations during lasting events
    • Manage the expectations of your stakeholders
    • Select your leaders and divide the roles among your team

    Improve your response to large scale disasters.

  • 4:00 PM
    Panel: Mass Notification
    Alert Quickly your Staff and Students to Protect Them from Active Threats
    David Sinkinson
    CEO, Co-Founder, AppArmor
    Cam Kowalski
    Manager, Emergency Planning, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
    Robin Grewal
    Senior Enterprise Account Manager, Omnivex Corp.

    In large scale emergencies, thousands of students and staff are under threat. Ensuring effective communication is crucial to alert people in large areas. Upgrade your mass-notification system to keep your students and staff safe. Gain practical insights to:

    • Integrate different systems in your structure
    • Identify when to update your system
    • Plan your mass notification system based on your needs

    Coordinate quickly with your staff to inform stakeholders and protect your students.

  • 4:45 PM
    Conference Adjourns to Day Two
  • 4:50 PM
    Evening Social Activities

    Unwind and mingle with the delegates and speakers at our “exclusive” end-of-the-day reception. Bring your business cards!

October 16, 2017
October 17, 2017
  • 8:00 AM
    Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:45 AM
    Opening Comments from the Chair
    Alain Normand
    Manager, City of Brampton Emergency Management Office
  • 9:00 AM
    Keynote: Sandy Hook - A Parent's Perspective
    Build your Plan to Communicate Difficult News to Parents
    Michele Gay
    Founder, Safe & Sound Schools: A Sandy Hook Initiative (Mother of a victim of Sandy Hook)

    A total of 26 teachers and children lost their lives 5 years ago in the Sandy Hook shooting. Comprehend the perspective of a parent to improve your communication when the worst happens. Transform your plan to:

    • Ensure collaboration of all safety stakeholders
    • Have your psychological resources ready
    • Validate your information before communicating
    • React to information on the news and social media

    Assess the impact of tragedies on parents to reinforce empathy in your communication.

  • 9:45 AM
    Industry Expert: Communication
    Review Best Practice for Devices During a Crisis Event
    Sylvain Rollin
    President, RMS Software
  • 10:15 AM
    Mid-morning Networking Break
  • 10:45 AM
    Case Study: Bomb Threat at Concordia
    Adapt your Bomb Threat Protocol to Modern Challenges to Protect your Campus
    Darren Dumoulin
    Assistant Director of Security, Concordia University

    Social media and the political environment can hamper emergency managers during bomb threats. Improve your response to threats by addressing the impact of new challenges. Source examples to:

    • Manage the expectations of your stakeholders with bomb threats
    • Adapt to changes in the political environment and understand what they mean for you
    • Speed up your reaction to threats on social media

    Improve your management of bomb threats to protect your staff and students.

  • 11:30 AM
    Panel: Facility Security
    Maximize your Facility Security to Keep your Staff and Students Safe
    Gino Pagliericci
    Head of Safety and Security, St Georges All Boy School

    Electronic locks, camera surveillance, and communication devices are crucial during emergencies. Transform your facility security to increase the safety of your staff and students. Gather practical insights to:

    • Assess your vulnerabilities
    • Develop your implementation schedule
    • Reduce your costs with long-lasting improvement to your facilities

    Secure your facilities and put all the chances on your side during emergencies.

  • 12:00 PM
    Networking Lunch
  • 1:15 PM
    Case Study: Public Transport
    Improve your Security and Emergency Management in a Changing Urban Landscape
    Kathy Branton
    Manager – Emergency Management Office, York University

    With the upcoming subway station on campus, York University is preparing for new risks. Adapt to urban developments to improve your identification of risk. Source intelligence to:

    • Anticipate the impact of new urban infrastructure on your institution’s security
    • Determine your responsibilities
    • Manage the potential influx of people on your premises

    Prepare for new risks from your surroundings to protect your institution

  • 1:45 PM
    Workshop B: Threat Assessment
    Refine your Threat Assessment to Improve your Response to Emergencies
    Patricia Martel
    Emergency Management Specialist, Region of Niagara

    Under-reaction and over-reaction are common when institutions face unexpected threats. Advance your threat assessment to keep your students and staff safe in any circumstances. Source intelligence to:

    1. Improve your hazards identification
    2. Review your provincial protocols
    3. Establish a clear course of action for each threat
    4. Speed up your communication with first responders
    5. Manage psychological factors affecting your assessment

    Accurately assess the threats to act in the best interests of your staff and students.

  • 2:45 PM
    Mid-afternoon Networking Break
  • 3:15 PM
    Emergency Response Plan
    Develop your ERP to Reduce Response Time
    Jason D. Reid
    Professional Development Director, Ontario Association of Emergency Managers

    Staff and emergency leaders are less likely to stress or freeze with a clear ERP. Advance your planning of emergency responses to ensure quick and efficient responses. Create a blueprint to:

    • Identify your main vulnerabilities
    • Train your emergency leaders
    • Test your ERP

    Build an Emergency Response Plan to reduce response time and protect your students.

  • 4:00 PM
  • 4:30 PM
    Conference Adjourns
October 17, 2017

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