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Ottawa, ON, October 7, 2016 — This month, Calian Group Ltd. (TSX: CGY), in collaboration with Bruce Power and provincial and federal agencies, played a key role in the execution of Bruce Power’s ‘Exercise Huron Resolve’, an emergency management exercise which ran October 3-7 across the region.

“We were pleased to once again partner with Bruce Power to maintain and enhance its emergency response program,” said Jerry Johnston, VP, Calian Training. “As industry leaders in the design, development and delivery of complex emergency management training, education and exercise activities, our scope of services ranges from one-day table top exercises to elaborate and demanding multi-jurisdictional, multi-agency complex full-scale events.”

During the five-day drill, Exercise Huron Resolve tested its Emergency Response Organization (ERO) by simulating a multi-unit scenario that required interaction between almost 500 people from 30 municipal, provincial and federal organizations. It also featured a scenario where multiple units in its four-unit stations were impacted.

“Calian is proud to continue to support Bruce Power in the design, development and execution of their Emergency Preparedness Corporate Exercises for 2016,” said Kevin Ford, President and Chief Executive Officer at Calian. “This builds on the very successful multi-year relationship that has grown between our two companies, and speaks to Calian’s trusted reputation as a world-class training, education and exercise provider.”

About Calian Training

Calian's Training service line prepares leaders and their teams to effectively resolve the most complex of emergency situations for which the consequences of failure are profound. With over two decades of experience in developing customer-focused training, education and exercises, Calian's Training service line are experts at ensuring emergency response preparedness.

For over 20 years, Calian has supported numerous military and public sector organizations as they prepared for large and complex "no-fail" events. With hundreds of highly-skilled and well-qualified personnel – most of whom have many years of experience in the development and execution of this specialized training - Calian prepares teams to quickly and effectively resolve potentially catastrophic emergency situations. Calian has effectively prepared organizations to respond to natural disasters such as earthquakes and tornados; terrorist attacks; public disturbances; unexpected shutdowns or system compromise; transportation accidents such as spills, derailments and crashes; etc.

Working in support of Public Safety Canada, Calian has provided comprehensive training, education and exercise support for the dozens of municipal, provincial, federal and international agencies tasked to ensure the security and safety of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Calian also provided equivalent support for the G8 and G20 Conferences that took place the same year in Southern Ontario and Toronto. These successes reflect Calian’s ability to develop exceptionally effective training, education and exercise products and support for events that are truly multi-jurisdictional in nature and which call upon a wide range of multi-disciplinary skills.

About Calian

Calian employs over 2,500 people with offices and projects that span Canada, U.S. and international markets. The company's capabilities are diverse with services delivered through two divisions. The Business and Technology Services (BTS) Division is headquartered in Ottawa and includes the provision of business and technology services to industry, public and government in the health, training, engineering and IT services domains. Calian's Systems Engineering Division (SED) located in Saskatoon plans, designs and implements complex communication systems for many of the world's space agencies and leading satellite manufacturers and operators. SED also provides contract manufacturing services for both private sector and military customers in North America.


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