This webinar will delve into disaster relief deployments from a Canadian perspective. As Canada sees a rise in natural disasters affecting its communities, the webinar will explore the intricacies of how various organizations and agencies respond when disaster strikes within the country. Speaking to managers with experience working on such domestic deployments, this will provide viewers with the opportunity to gain insights into the emergency management community within Canada, speaking to the importance of response strategies and community resilience.
Professional Practices Addressed
Coordination with External Agencies
Date: January 11, 2024
Time: 11:00 am eastern
Cost: Free for certified professionals
Alexander Landry is a Canadian Army officer of 12 years, with a significant background in operations and emergency management. He also currently serves as a member of the Disaster Recovery Institute Board of Directors.
Alexander is extensively involved in his community as the Senior Manager for Strategic Initiatives with the Canadian Journal of Emergency Management and a member of the St John Ambulance New Brunswick Council Board of Directors. Alexander brings forward several certifications in business continuity and management, namely as a Certified Business Continuity Professional, Project Management Professional, and Professional Engineer. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Fredericton, and a Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada. He is currently pursuing a Masters of International Affairs at King’s College London and is involved in research pertaining to disaster response within the international community.
Pascal Rodier brings with him over 35 years of experience and progressive leadership roles in public safety and emergency management. He has been a presenter, facilitator and an Emcee at many public events, courses, workshops and national and international conferences.
Pascal is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) with IAEM, a Situational Awareness Specialist (SAS) with the Arcuri Group as well as Professional Continuity Practitioner (PCP) with FEMA. He has a breadth of experiences in leading teams on several very large-scale incidents.
He has also held command positions for large-scale civic events (including the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics). Pascal was the Director of EMO in Quispamsis NB during the 2018 Freshet Floods. He has been heavily involved with healthcare leadership in planning and responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Donna Dupont is the Founder and Chief Strategist for Purple Compass. She is an award-winning designer and futurist, and brings skills and insights developed over 25 years working with leaders in health, emergency management, military, public policy and strategic planning.
Donna’s work focuses on building anticipatory and adaptive leadership capabilities. She uses systems thinking and strategic foresight to navigate complexity and uncertainty, build agility in learning and support adaptive strategies and transformation. Her work seeks to cultivate strategic intelligence within a variety of defence and security projects, and includes intersections with environmental security, civil security, health security and international development.
Scott Cameron is the Co-Founder of Emergency Management Logistics Canada, a new and innovative tool for EM resource management. EMLCanada views the role and function of EM Logistics Sections as an interface with community, including businesses and community organizations.
Scott is the former Manager of Social Planning for the City of Red Deer, where he was also responsible for the Emergency Social Services (ESS) program. In this role, he had the opportunity to be activated on numerous occasions within the City, deployed to the Slave Lake and Wood Buffalo wildfires, and facilitated a two-day ESS debrief following the Southern Alberta Floods. His exposure to disaster response and recovery started while in his role of Executive Director for United Way of Central Alberta during the Pine Lake Tornado. Scott has a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) from Royal Roads University with a specialization in Sustainable Community Development. He understands community and social development deeply – a passion he furthers through his role as President/CEO of his consulting firm, bassa Social Innovations Inc.
Josh Bowen has more than 20 years of crisis leadership and emergency management experience and is currently serving as Team Rubicon Canada's Vice President, Organizational Excellence.
A Canadian Army veteran, Bowen served 13 years in the military where he was deployed on five major disaster response operations. He has taught and led in academic institutions, was a senior leader at the Canadian Red Cross, and supported the development of Canada’s National Risk Profile initiative and Canada’s National Adaptation Strategy. Bowen holds a Masters Degree in Disaster and Emergency Management from York University, an Executive MBA from the University of Alberta, and is an alumnus of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative program at Harvard University. In his spare time, Bowen can be found changing his socks on a mountain trail somewhere in the Canadian Rockies.