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“All-Hands-on-Deck”: Re-thinking how Structure Response (Part 2)

The response to COVID-19 has taken an “all-hands-on-deck” approach. All orders of government, the health sector, the armed forces, the private sector and the voluntary sector are all contributing to help effectively manage the response. This has required a re-think on roles...
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COVID-19 – “All hands on deck” means government, the private sector, and voluntary sector working together

Canada’s response to the COVID-19 crisis has involved all orders of government from health, public safety, border security and finance sectors. As social isolation continues it is clear that the private sector and voluntary sector will also play key roles in...
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“All-Hands-on-Deck”: Lessons Learned to a Path Forward (Part 3)

In the last two installments we discussed the “all-hands-on-deck” approach and the importance of all elements of society working together to address COVID-19, and the need to re-think how we can re-organize our response systems to better absorb these shocks in the...
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“All-Hands-on-Deck”: Designing for the Future (Part 1)

The response to the COVID-19 crisis has mobilized all orders of government, health response, the private sector to sustain the supply chain, and the voluntary sector. Government announcements on physical distancing measures are supported by medical and public health professionals and apply...
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Risk Assessment

Risk Assessments empower Emergency Managers and leaders to better safeguard their communities, industries and traditions.

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Developing Comprehensive Plans

A suite of policies, plans, procedures is the cornerstone of a successful Emergency Management Program.

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Exercise Development

Comprising of a progressive series of activities such as training sessions, workshops and exercises, an exercise program leverages the effort and learning from each previous phase while becoming increasingly complex. The benefits of investing in an exercise program is increased participant confidence, improved plans and a stronger and more resilient community or organization.

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After Action Reviews

AARs analyze the response to and/or the recovery from an incident or emergency. They are designed to provide feedback on what worked well and what areas require improvement. These are evidence-based, objective, measured assessments of the successes and areas for improvement based on the existing response plans and are considered an essential component of the improvement process. Calian is trusted to create after-action reports for many municipal and provincial government responses.

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Customized Training

Our integrated approach combines focused expertise and methodology, leading-edge software applications, and technologies to design, deliver, and evaluate the most effective and comprehensive Emergency Management training and exercises in the industry.

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Emergency Operations Centre

Calian’s collaborative approach to EOC design, development, and implementation is based upon national and international best practices, academia, and facilitated by emergency management experts who have both designed and operated in all types of EOCs for a wide variety of organizations and clients.

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Response Support

In the event of an emergency where an organization requires backup emergency management support, Calian’s experts are available to provide support which includes Surge Capacity for Extended Emergency Duration and Real-time Assessment and Learning.

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Richard Moreau

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Richard is a bilingual retired Lieutenant Colonel from the Canadian Armed Forces, with over 30 years’ experience in defence, security, and emergency management.

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Ian Becking

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Ian Becking has had a long career in government service with both military and civilian aspects of Canada’s public safety. Ian has experience with emergency management exercises from counter terrorism live exercises with international partners, to technological trials involving social media and emergency management along with deployable public safety broadband technology in various locations in Canada and the US.

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Shawn Corrigan

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Shawn is passionate about applying emergency management capabilities to real-world issues. A Calian senior consultant and thought leader for emergency management in North America, he has recently been strengthening relationships between Calian and Canada’s Indigenous communities and leaders. This effort has helped to improve resilience for First Nations through work such as hazard inventory and risk assessments, community emergency management plans, search and rescue training and custom curriculum.

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Vanessa Howard

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Vanessa Howard is an Emergency Management Representative with Calian Group. She has 13 years of emergency response experience as a first responder, educator and facilitator. Her academic background includes exercise program development, the four pillars of emergency management, critical infrastructure protections, and risk management. She serves on the Professional Development Committee of the International Association of Emergency Managers.

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