2. Programme

Program

0900-0930 Registration

0930 – 0945 OPENING SESSION

Messeges to the seminar:

Haitian Consul,  Toronto

Salvano Briceno, Director, UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR)

Speaker:

Martin Singe, Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University

0945 – 1045 PANEL SESSION 1

First Response, Search and Rescue, Emergency Operations Coordination, Mobilization and Logistical Issues (wathch this session on video)

Chair: Franklin McDonald, Visiting Scholar, Emergency Management Program, School of Administrative Studies, FLA&PS, York University

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Speakers:

Michael Morton, Emergency Management Ontario (Download Presentation)

Jeff Noel, Salvation Army, Logistical Officer (Download Presentation)

Responder:

Adrian Gordon, Senior Adviser, Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness

1045 – 1115 COFFEE BREAK (Sponsored by Emergency Management Ontario)

1115 – 1230 PANEL SESSION II

Role of the Local, National and International Media; Communication Challenges; Reality, Myths, and Perception Issues (watch this session on video)

Chair: David Etkin, Assistant Professor, Emergency Management Program, School of Administrative Studies, FLA&PS, York University

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Speakers:

Heather Leson and Brian Chick, Crisis Camp Toronto (Download the presentation)

Ken Kidd, Toronto Star, Canadian Media

Responder:

Jean Claude Louis, PANOS Canada/Caribbean (Download the presentation)

1230  1330  LUNCH BREAK (Sponsored by York University )

1330 – 1500 PANEL SESSION III

Environmental, Critical Services, Health and Sanitation Issues, Urban management, Built Environment Challenges (watch this session on video)

Chair: Ali Asgary, Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director, Emergency Management Program, School of Administrative Studies, FLA&PS, York University

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Speakers:

Jean Claude Louis,  PANOS Canada/Caribbean (Download the presentation)

John Coo, Green Cross Canada (Download the presentation)

Responder:

Nicole Verkindt ()

1500 – 1515  COFFEE BREAK (Sponsored by PANOS Canada)

1515 – 1630 PANEL SESSION IV / WRAP UP

Managing the Transition and Recovery, Coping with the Displaced / Refugees, Rehabilitation and Recovery Issues (watch this session on video)

Chair: Franklin McDonald, Visiting Scholar, Emergency Management Program, School of Administrative Studies, FLA&PS, York University

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Speakers:

Mike Weickert, World Vision ( Download Presentation)

Stephen Evans, University of Waterloo

Responder:

Amber Hilderbrandt, CBC