What happens after first responders respond? Emergency planning and the nonprofit sector

  • 28 Mar 2017
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Web Conference: Internet connection, phone line required
  • 82


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Forces of nature can quickly change our cities. If your city or town issued a statement emergency, shutting down electricity and water, how prepared is your organization to continue operations? Western Calgary’s 2013 major flood is one example, with the city shut down and 10% of the city evacuated. Emergency preparedness and response was not part of the nonprofit or public sector mindset, even though the sector plays a key role responding and recovering from emergencies.

Each organization needs to have policies and alternative infrastructures. This is expensive so building capacity (resources, funding) and collaborations (networks and communication) between nonprofits is crucial to providing continuity of service during emergencies. With an increased community demand for service and support during these times, nonprofits and the public sectors need to build up their capacity to deliver.

Learn how multiple stakeholders from the public and nonprofit sectors can collaborate on a model for better emergency response.

In this webinar, you will:

  • Hear first-hand how the Calgary nonprofit sector responded to the 2013 Southern Alberta flood, and how it created a multi-sectoral partnership to respond

  • Explore the role of the nonprofit sector in emergency situations

  • Find out how nonprofits build their capacity to provide continuity of service during emergencies and respond and recover from emergencies

  • Learn examples of how nonprofits can partner with government and other sectors in emergencies and what should nonprofits consider when partnering

  • Get emergency planning resources

  • Get your questions answered about emergency planning

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Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Cost: $30 for ONN members/ $60 for nonmembers


Mike Grogan

Vice President of Programs and Operations, Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations

Over his 25 year career in the private and nonprofit sectors, Mike has become recognized for his ability to inspire multiple stakeholders to tackle complex challenges. His skills and experience stem from a diverse background that encompasses building effective organizations from the ground to up to leading backcountry wilderness adventures to developing cross-sectoral collaborations and partnerships. CCVO is a membership driven capacity building organization that promotes and strengthens the nonprofit sector. CCVO develops resources, builds connections, leads collaborative work, and gives voice to critical issues affecting the nonprofit sector.

Jennifer Whelly

Coordinator, Office of Emergency Management, City of Toronto

Jennifer Whelly is a Coordinator at the City of Toronto's Office of Emergency Management. She works primarily on the Emergency Social Services program, which provides support to those displaced by emergencies in Toronto. Before that, she spent several years with the Canadian Red Cross Disaster Management Program. Jennifer holds a Masters of Arts in International Affairs and a Masters of Disaster and Emergency Management.  

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