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DEMvolution a Huge Success

On February 8th, Avert and the Canadian Journal of Emergency Management (CJEM) joined forces to host DEMvolution, a virtual event that gathered a group of disaster and emergency management professionals to discuss the evolution of the field and where it goes from here. On-demand videos are now online.

Belleville, Ont., declares state of emergency after rash of drug overdoses

The southeastern Ontario city of Belleville has declared a state of emergency after a rash of overdoses over a 24-hour period that officials say highlight how the increasing use of opioids and other drugs affects smaller communities.

More upgrades to improve flood resilience in Abbotsford, B.C., after 2021 disaster

A critical pump station that came dangerously close to being overwhelmed by floodwaters in British Columbia in November 2021 will receive almost $80 million in upgrades to provide future disaster protection.

N.S. launches new mental health support for volunteer firefighters, ground search and rescue teams

Volunteer firefighters and members of ground search and rescue teams in Nova Scotia can now access new mental health supports – any time, at no cost.


Case Studies in Disaster Response and Emergency Management

Designed to enable practitioners and students to evaluate a variety of real-life emergencies from every angle, this 2nd edition of Case Studies in Disaster Response and Emergency Management provides clear, thorough, step-by-step descriptions of more than 50 major disasters or emergencies. Arranged chronologically, the case studies involve incidents from around the globe, with topics including natural disasters, industrial accidents, epidemics, and terrorist attacks.

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Opinion: Canada must stop treating climate disasters like unexpected humanitarian crises

Two years after devastating wildfires razed 90 per cent of Lytton, B.C., reconstruction is slow and residents remain displaced and angry about it. » Read More...

‘Painting the Picasso’: situational awareness for the emergency manager

What is situational awareness? Researchers have defined it as the proactive sense-making of a situation. » Read More...

DRI 2024

March 3-6, 2024 | New Orleans »