Wednesday, December 5 • 11:00 - 12:00
ESS Integration in Municipal Emergency Planning with NPO's — Part 2 of a 2 Part Series

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The City of Lloydminster has recognized that to create a sustainable ESS response in the City it must develop relationships with partner agencies, regional municipal partners and local Non-Profit Organizations (NPO). The approach seeks to redefine the structure and organization of its ESS Plan to capitalize on the EOC and management team. The City's approach is using partnerships and ICS Canada management principles that support NPOs in the community who provide front line services every day and capitalize on existing, strong inter-agency relationships. The City is developing an effective and sustainable ESS response.
The City of Calgary has implemented an intersectoral partnership model, including all orders of government and community organizations, to strengthen and build capacity in Calgary within the emergency management phases (preparedness, response and recovery). This model brings together a collaboration of diverse partners who work together leveraging skills and resources. An intersectoral framework incorporates a Non-Profit Organization Liaison function in the EOC to serve as a central point for two-way communication and coordination with NPOs in Calgary during an emergency or disaster. The NPO Liaison also convenes NPOs during non-emergency times to establish best practices, provide resources and support (i.e. business continuity and emergency planning), facilitate exercises and enhance collaboration.
Representatives from the City of Lloydminster, City of Calgary and two non-profit organizations in Calgary will provide information on how to form intersectoral partnerships in your community with realistic expectations and learnings. Calgary will provide an overview of the structure of the ESS Program, NPO Liaison function, Emergency Wellness Response Team (non-profit provide emotional support), Distress Centre (non-profits who assist ESS when required) and the Non-Profit Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Project in Calgary (Carya is leading this project).

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David Kirby

Clinical Services Manager, Distress Centre Calgary
David Kirby has been with the Distress Centre Calgary in a continuous capacity since1996 when he joined the Agency as a crisis line volunteer. After completing his Master of Social Work degree in 2005 with a clinical specialization in youth mental health, David joined the Counselling... Read More →
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Bonnie Lewin

Business Continuity & Recovery Planner, ESS Planner, City of Calgary, Calgary Emergency Management Agency
Bonnie Lewin is a Registered Social Worker and the Emergency Social Services Planner at the City of Calgary, Calgary Emergency Management Agency. She has over fifteen years of experience in providing a safe, warm and welcoming environment for displaced individuals. Bonnie increases... Read More →
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Ernie Polsom

Director of Emergency Management, City of Lloydminster
Over his 35-year career, Ernie Polsom has been responsible for the delivery of fire, emergency management and ambulance operations for five municipalities and one province. He started out as a firefighter in The Pas, Manitoba and progressed through the ranks to Deputy Chief. In 1995... Read More →
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Kim Savard

Program Manager, Carya
Kim Savard, BA, is the Manager of The Way In, a seniors outreach program at Carya. She began her career working with youth in Outdoor Leadership and then changed careers to working as a Recreation Therapist in both rural and urban settings. She was a manager of the Rehabilitation... Read More →
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Brett Whittingham

Business Continuity & Emergency Planner, City of Calgary, Calgary Neighbourhoods
Brett Whittingham is a Business Continuity & Emergency Planner with The City of Calgary. Brett's work focuses on leading business continuity planning for the Calgary Neighbourhoods business unit, as well as working with the Calgary Emergency Management Agency and the non-profit sector... Read More →

Wednesday December 5, 2018 11:00 - 12:00
Crystal Gallery, Delta Hotels by Edmonton South Conference Centre 4404 Gateway Blvd NW, Edmonton, AB T6H 5C2