Our Team

  • Richard Moreau, CD2

    Director, Emergency Management Solutions

    Richard Moreau is an emergency management professional with over 35 years of experience in military, government and private sector organizations. 

    During his time with the Canadian Forces, Richard was directly responsible for the development of the tools, processes and procedures necessary for command and control of the military assets both domestically and internationally. In 2011, Richard was assigned to Public Safety Canada, as the Chief of the Interoperability Development Office where he was responsible for initiatives including the Action Plan for the Communications Interoperability Strategy for Canada; the concept for the implementation of a Federal Emergency Management Planning System; and the plan to operationalize the Multi-Jurisdiction Situational Awareness System (MASAS).

    As a consultant, Richard has participated in projects focused on interdepartmental and multi-jurisdictional collaboration for stakeholders in the areas of emergency management, defence and security. He joined Calian as the director of Emergency Management in November of 2016, and is an active member of the Canadian Forces Primary Reserve where he teaches at the Canadian Army Command and Staff College. 

  • Shawn Corrigan, MADEM, CEM

    Business Development Executive, Western Canada

    Shawn Corrigan is an emergency management professional with over 20 years of experience supporting organizations involved in the most high-risk and high-consequence operations.

    He participated in the response to hundreds of major wildfires as a first responder and in a variety of command positions. He later transitioned to Public Health Agency of Canada where he helped coordinate Canada's response to a number of emergencies with local to global consequences. Following this time, Shawn was selected to take on a leadership role with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, where he was responsible for oversight of the security and emergency management programs of a Canadian Class I Nuclear Facility.

    Shawn’s experience is supported by a strong academic foundation, including a Master’s Degree in Disaster and Emergency Management, and Certificates in Organizational Design and Emergency Management Exercise Design. He contributes to the development of his field as an emergency management instructor for the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, and as a mentor for the International Association of Emergency Managers.

    He is based in British Columbia where he is an active volunteer for Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue.

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    Ian Becking

    Director, Business Delivery

    Ian Becking is the Director of Business Delivery for Calian EM and leads the delivery of high quality services for emergency management clients across Canada. He has led numerous all-hazards exercises and experiments examining emergency information management and technology for both Calian and International Safety Research since 2013.
    He previously spent 4 years at CAE in Ottawa where he was responsible for developing their Emergency Management business line both in Canada and internationally. Prior to that, he spent 17 years with the Government of Canada in the federal Emergency Management community. At Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, he developed a training program for both mandated and national level emergencies and developed a national level exercise. From 1995 to 2007 he was an Operations Officer and then managed the digital mapping team within the Government Operations Centre. He participated in the federal response to many national and international emergency events and led the evolution of the use of technology within federal emergency management in Canada. In addition, Ian has been fortunate to be able to have had a full and part time career with the Canadian Army from 1983 to 2013, of which the highlights were commanding 2 reserve artillery units and deploying to Afghanistan.

  • Sandy Lavigne

    Senior Emergency Exercise Designer

    Ms. Sandy Lavigne has a B.Sc. (Honours) in Psychology and a post-undergraduate degree in Research Analysis. She has 12 years of experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of emergency response exercises. Over the years, Ms. Lavigne has worked closely with many municipal, provincial, and federal response agencies in the planning and execution of complex exercises, ranging in size and scope from local and regional drills to large full-scale national level exercises. She has worked closely with the first responder and emergency management community across Canada by assisting them in the review and testing of their response and recovery plans and protocols, developing trainings and workshops, facilitating planning conferences for drills and exercises, and evaluating interoperability between agencies on operational response coordination, protection of emergency workers and the public, information sharing, management of health, and public communications.

    Ms. Lavigne also has extensive experience in developing complex evaluation processes, and has written numerous after-action reports (many published as technical reference documents for the Government of Canada).

  • Natacha Rueda

    Emergency Management Analyst

    Natacha is an emergency management analyst currently working with the Emergency Management Solutins team at Calian. She holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies (B.E.S) Honours in International Development with a field placement in Peru from the University of Waterloo. She also holds certificates in Emergency Management, Incident Management, and Business Continuity Planning. As part of Calian’s Emergency Management team, Natacha supports the planning and development of emergency management programs which encompass the development of emergency exercises, development, and review of organizational emergency management plans and their supporting documentation. Prior to joining Calian, Natacha worked for five years in a variety of roles for the Department of National Defense (DND) managing and supporting the army cadet training program.

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    Steven Dowker

    Exercise Planner

    Steven is an experienced Emergency Management Professional currently working within the Training and Emergency Management Service Line at Calian. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Geography from Nipissing University and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management and Business Continuity from Fleming College. He maintains certification with the Disaster Recovery Institute International as an Associate Business Continuity Professional and holds 7 certificates from various Emergency Management and Incident Management courses.

    As part of Calian’s EM Service line, Steven leverages his expertise in emergency management planning and training to develop emergency exercises and experiments ranging from tabletop to multi-agency full-scale; develop organizational emergency management plans and programs; conduct post-incident after-action reviews; and lead emergency management research projects as required.

    Steven works closely with clients to ensure that they have a comprehensive, well-exercised emergency program in place that is developed to meet their unique organizational needs.

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    Steven Macdonald

    Security Exercise Director

    Steven W. Macdonald (Mac), holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Police Leadership and Management from the University of Leicester in the UK, is a graduate of the Canadian Land Forces Command and Staff College and is currently enrolled in Simon Fraser University’s Terrorism, Risk and Security Studies (MA) Program. He has more than forty years of police, security and emergency management experience, including ten years at the senior executive level of the Canadian Forces Military Police and a two-year tenure as the Canadian Army Provost Marshal.  He served as the Canadian Task Force Provost Marshal in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1998; completed a tour at the US Central Command in Tampa Florida as Provost Marshal to the Canadian Joint Task Force South West Asia in 2003 and deployed to the International Security Assistance Force Headquarters in Kabul Afghanistan in 2004 as the NATO Force Provost Marshal.  

    Following his retirement from the Canadian Forces Military Police, Mac served as a Senior Program Manager with Public Safety Canada and the Privy Council Office as Exercise Director for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and the Huntsville / Toronto G8 and G20 Summits; and in 2010 as the inaugural Chief of Public Safety Canada’s Interoperability Development Office in the Emergency Management and National Security Branch. 

    He is currently a Senior Security and Emergency Management Advisor for Calian Group's Emergency Management Division in Ottawa, and provides specialist security planning advice to clients such as the Department of National Defence, the RCMP, and DRDC Centre for Security Science’s Canadian Safety and Security Program. He supported the conduct of an After Action Report on the security component of the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games for the Ontario Provincial Police, and has been involved with the development and conduct of emergency management exercises associated with the Point Lepreau Nuclear Power Generating Station in New Brunswick, Ontario Power Generation facilities in Darlington Ontario and Bruce Power facilities in Port Elgin Ontario.

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    David Chupick

    Senior Advisor, Training and Emergency Management

    Dave Chupick retired from the Canadian Forces in 2004 after nearly 30 years of service. Throughout his career and since retirement he has been directly involved with training at the unit, formation and higher levels as well as with government and private industry within national, NATO, multi-national and UN contexts. Upon retirement, he worked as a Calian Exercise Controller and then Senior Exercise Controller for the Directorate of Land Synthetic Environments. He is currently Calian’s Senior Advisor, Training and Emergency Management residing in Victoria, BC.

    For several decades, Dave has led and managed a diverse range of teams to design, develop and deliver training events from professional development sessions to large complex international exercises for a wide range of clients both military and civilian.  Major exercises included training of the two Canadian ISAF Regional Command (South) HQs for Afghanistan, 2010 Vancouver Olympic exercise program for all of Government, 2010 G8/G20 Summits exercise program for all of Government, US-Canada bilateral exercises such as Ardent Sentry/ Staunch Maple and Vigilant Shield/ Determined Dragon.

    In addition, Dave spent almost two years working with the African Union developing and then delivering an exercise and training events that validated the African Standby Force doctrine, a strategic level concept.   He has extensive experience with facilitation of both large and small groups on a diverse range of topics discussing issues covering tactical through to strategic level issues in military, the private sector and government forums.

  • Vanessa Howard

    Emergency Management Representative

    Vanessa has thirteen years of emergency response experience as a first responder, educator, and facilitator.

    She has a proven track record of using collaboration to find solutions for complicated challenges in both union and non-union environments, including several health and safety projects for the BC Ambulance Service.  This is supported by her academic background, which includes exercise program development, the four pillars of emergency management, critical infrastructure protections, and risk management.

    Her passion for creating more resilient communities and organizations drives her to volunteer as a critical incident stress management team member; and to influence the continuing education opportunities for emergency managers, through her participation on the professional development committee for the International Association of Emergency Managers.

  • Lindsey Kirby-McGregor

    Lindsey Kirby-McGregor

    Program Advisor

    Lindsey is a member of Whitefish River First Nation and is fluently bilingual. She holds a Master of Education from the University of Ottawa focusing on adult education, Indigenous education, program planning, delivery, and evaluation. She is also a registered social worker holding a Bachelor of Social Work (Indigenous Specialization) from the University of Victoria.
    Lindsey returned to the University of Ottawa in January 2019 under the recommendation and supervision of Dr. Ruth Kane to complete a thesis in program evaluation focused on Indigenous programs and Indigenous teacher education. Lindsey’s focuses are program development, delivery, and evaluation, particularly in Indigenous contexts. At Calian, Lindsey has been assisting with the development of Emergency Management (EM) planning for the Interlake Reserves Tribal Council as well as a high-level framework for Indigenous community-based emergency management. She is also working to further ground Calian’s Exercise Evaluation model in science and current best practices.
    Most recently, Lindsey assisted the Center for Research in Education and Community Services in the evaluation of the Nunavik Teacher Education Programs offered by McGill University through Kativik Ilisarniliriniq. She is currently working with Indigenous star knowledge keepers, the Institute of Canadian and Aboriginal Studies at the University of Ottawa, and Ingenium (Canada Science and Technology Museum) to develop an international Indigenous Star Knowledge Symposium in September 2020.

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