Day One: Tuesday, April 18, 2023

12:15 EDT

45 min


13:00 EDT

45 min
Ross Pratt
Case Study

Creating Disaster Risk Reduction and Preparedness Plans

Ross Pratt, Emergency Management Coordinator, George Gordon First Nation (Saskatchewan)

  • Hear case studies and best practices in disaster risk reduction
  • Understand the importance of education as a tool for disaster risk reduction
  • Tips into involving communities voices  in disaster training
  • Consider using social media and distance learning for training activities
  • Encourage Indigenous communities to identify and share traditional mechanisms for coping with disaster risks

Day Two: Wednesday, April 19, 2023

12:45 EDT

45 min


15:30 EDT

60 min
Michael McKeage

Emergency Health Services and First Responder Business Planning Lessons Learned North of 60 and Beyond

Michael McKeage, President, MJ McKeage Strategics

This session will review how business plans were successfully developed and implemented in organizations with no experience or enthusiasm for such processes. Issues to be addressed will be

  • How to assess the current state of business operations and ‘needs’ through managers and staff,
  • How to quickly diagnose why previous business plans have failed,
  • The business planning essentials of Sharing Issues and Solutions with neighbors and new friends
  • How to create doable worthwhile projects and why discipline is needed to ensure their completion,
  • The benefits of creating an evidence based budgeting when the grownups do not know your business,
  • How to advance your organization does not require you to be smart just observant Lessons from  SARS, H1N1, Hurricane Juan , International Rural and Remote Prehospital Collaborative