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Centennial College, Emergency Management and Public Safety Institute (EMPSI)

Recently launched, EMPSI is committed to maintain and extend its leadership through education, applied research and the development of best practices in emergency management, public health and safety. The Institute will bring together experts and stakeholders representing all sectors who will form an integrated network of collaborators. It will be driven by the adaptive changing needs of the community both locally and globally; fostering leadership, building internal and external capacity in emergency management, public health and safety and enhancing organizational and community resilience. We will provide leading edge curriculum through multiple / flexible pathways and formats developed for the needs of industry and community.

We are pleased to offer for this Spring the following Continued Education courses.

Basic Emergency Management System (BEM)
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IMS 200 - Basic Incident Management System (IMS)
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Canadian Risk & Hazards Network - CRHNet

The CRHNet creates an environment in which the hazards research, education and emergency management practitioner communities can effectively share knowledge and innovative approaches that reduce disaster vulnerability. Reducing Risk through Partnerships calls attention to the need for creating partnerships among academics, the hazards research education, and emergency management practitioner communities, across all sectors.

The network seeks to enhance the understanding of, and provide tools for, the development of comprehensive programs to mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from all types of disasters - natural, technological or human-induced.

Disaster Management 

Disasters whether natural or man-made can strike at any time. In general, the general response to a disaster is in terms of relief and rescue operations - after the event. However, if we are adequately prepared, its possible to severely reduce the impact of a disaster.

DRI International

DRI International

DRI International was founded in 1988 to provide leadership to the business continuity and disaster recovery profession. DISASTER RECOVERY INSTITUTE CANADA is the first international affiliate of DRI International.

Disaster Recovery Information Exchange

DRIE - Disaster Recovery Information Exchange

DRIE is the largest business continuity practitioners' group in Canada.

DRIE SWO Member Update
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Disaster Recovery Journal

Disaster Recovery Journal

DRJ is the foremost business continuity magazine published in North America.

Disaster Resource Guide

Disaster Resource Guide

A "One-stop" annual resource that consolidates educational, organizational and vendor resources as well as integrate resources in the areas of Safety/Security, Emergency/Crisis Management and Business Continuity.


EPICC is a non-profit society whose vision is “Disaster resilient businesses within disaster resilient communities.”

EPICC provides a monthly newsletter “EPICCgram,” initiates the annual EPICC Forum which brings together both local speakers and speakers from across Canada and around the world, and provides businesses with seminars, presentations, and BCP preparedness and training materials.

Red Cross

The Canadian Red Cross assists tens of thousands of individuals in communities across Canada with disaster preparedness and response operations each year, and as a member of the International Red Cross-Red Crescent Movement is a key participant in major disaster and other humanitarian relief operations worldwide.

World Conference on Disaster Management

World Conference on Disaster Management

World Conference on Disaster Management is the premier international conference on business continuity, emergency management, risk management, emergency response, security and emergency health held in Toronto, Canada. As the industry’s leading event the WCDM is committed to developing a progressive program that will inspire industry professionals to high levels of excellence. Join us as we explore new approaches and innovative solutions to deal with modern day disruptions.

Learn – From highly regarded industry experts from around the world who will speak about relevant issues on both global and regional levels – immerse in decades of knowledge and experience that is truly unparalleled.

Network – collaborate with professionals like yourself from over 35 countries and discuss your regional opportunities; return to work ready to apply new approaches, perspectives, and ideas, along with a host of new contacts you’ve met at WCDM

Solve - participate in a myriad of sessions that will inspire creative and scalable strategies that will help you deal with modern day disruptions