Ontario Association of Emergency Managers - Event Information

Event Name:Emergency Management 2.0 - Systemic Challenges & Opportunities to Share Future Resilience

Session Description:

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted many vulnerabilities within our system. Crisis can spark a turning point for change and can provide valuable insights into the parts of our system that are no longer sustainable.

This workshop will provide participants an opportunity to learn and discuss:

  1. The changing environment at the global and national level, and future outlook in emergency/disaster management;
  2. Raise awareness and discuss emergency management systemic challenges as outlined in Ontario 2020 AG Report
  3. Allow Workshop participants to share their valuable, frontline experience and knowledge through a series of small breakout sessions exploring different perspectives and mindsets (compliance, resilience/growth), system weakness/deficiencies and identify new opportunities for change to support future emergency management readiness

A forum that allows you to contribute to industry next steps !

The collective intelligence and insights captured from this workshop will be used as an advocacy tool to advance discussions on future change focusing on risk management/governance, response structure coordination and capacity in emergency management to build future resilience. The final result, will be a “whitepaper”, that OAEM will distribute and share widely with membership, key government stakeholders and present findings at a future conference to facilitate dialogue.

Date:  September 29, 2021

Time:  1:00 - 3:00

Platform:  via Zoom

Cost:  Free for Members, $25 for non members

Event Brochure (click here)


Donna Dupont

Foresight & Design Strategist, Purple Compass, Disaster Risk Management & Sustainability

As the Founder and Chief Strategist in Foresight & Design for Purple Compass, Donna Dupont brings skills and insights developed over 20 years working with leaders in healthcare, emergency management, military, public policy and strategic planning. She has facilitated a range of foresight and design activities for the Canadian Forces College and the Canadian Armed Forces to address ‘real-world’ complex challenges.

Donna’s interests are at the intersection between climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction and sustainable development. Her aim is to collaborate with communities and organizations and use strategic foresight and design methods and to strengthen local capacity, health services, public safety and security. Her work includes understanding the changing landscape of environmental security threats, and support force protection to ensure fit for purpose in potential future operating environments.

Prior to Purple Compass, Donna held a variety of senior roles within Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in both healthcare and health system emergency management. She is a recipient of several government awards at the provincial and federal level, as well as professional awards for her futures research.

Donna has a Master of Design (MDes) in Strategic Foresight & Innovation (2020) from OCAD University, Bachelor of Health Administration (BHA) in Health Services Management from Ryerson University (2005) and continuing education with the Harvard Humanitarian Academy. She is a member of the Association of Professional Futurists, Canadian Risk and Hazards Network, Advisory/Editorial Board member for the Canadian Journal of Emergency Management, and contributing member to the Innovation Methodologies for Defence Challenges (IMDC) DND MINDS collaborative network hosted/managed by the Archipelago of Design.

Event Date:29/09/2021 - 29/09/2021
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