Events

Ontario Disaster & Emergency Management Conference – October 2018

The Ontario Disaster & Emergency Management Conference (“DEMCON”) is scheduled for October 3rd – 4th 2018 at the International Centre in Toronto, Ontario.  DEMCON is planned and developed by the Ontario Association of Emergency Managers in partnership with federal and provincial government agencies, non-governmental disaster relief organizations, and emergency management professional and student associations.

The full Program will be posted by April 1, 2018.  Keynote speakers plus three concurrent tracks will feature topics vital to your emergency management needs of today. It adds up to 28 different topics and renowned speakers over 2-days for your professional development plus outstanding networking opportunities with your peers!

The education program for WCDM presents the Ontario Disaster & Emergency Management Conference is planned and developed by the Ontario Association of Emergency Managers

Registration will open by February 2018. To register, visit the conference website.

Canada: RPIC Federal Contaminated Sites National Workshop – June 2018

June 13-15, 2018

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON

The RPIC Federal Contaminated Sites National Workshop is the leading professional development workshop for federal and industry environmental professionals involved in the management and remediation of federal contaminated sites.

Registration Fees: 

Professional Development Training Day – June 13, 2018 

Fees include session on June 13, materials, refreshment breaks and lunch. Those wishing to attend the Welcome Reception and the Awards and Recognition Dinner must purchase a ticket.

Early Bird Rate  (before March 31, 2018) – $400 + HST
Regular Rate (on or after March 31, 2018) – $450 + HST

Two-day Workshop – June 14 and 15, 2018 

          Early Bird Rate  (before March 31, 2018) – $800 + HST
Regular Rate (on or after March 31, 2018) – $925 + Tax

Concurrent registration includes sessions on June 14 and 15, the Welcome Reception and the Awards and Recognition Dinner as well as breakfasts and refreshment breaks.

**The cost of the Welcome Reception and Awards and Recognition Evening ticket is included in each Two-day Workshop registration, but a ticket is not automatically provided. As space is limited, the box must be checked off on the registration form to receive a ticket if you wish to attend.

 

Submit Your Abstract Here

The 2018 RPIC Federal Contaminated Sites National Workshop will provide a forum for the contaminated sites community to learn about technical, scientific and organizational innovations, and best practices for the management of contaminated sites. The Workshop will offer a unique opportunity for the public, private, and academic sectors to meet and exchange new ideas and information with colleagues and industry representatives from across the country and abroad.

The Real Property Institute of Canada (RPIC) and the Contaminated Sites Management Working Group invite you to submit presentations on technologies and issues related to the assessment, remediation and management of federal contaminated sites. Abstracts are encouraged in, but not limited to the following topics:

  • Future of FCSAP
  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • Intergovernmental Collaboration
  • Contaminants of Concern
  • Socio-economic and Indigenous Engagement
  • Legal Considerations and Requirements
  • Brownfields
  • Risk Management/Remediation
  • Innovative, Sustainable Green
  • Northern/Remote Site Challenges
  • Information and Technology Management

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMITTING ABSTRACTS
All abstract submissions will be done through RPIC’s online submission system by January 8, 2018, https://2018rpicfcsnw.exordo.com/loginPlease note that no submissions sent via email will be considered. All presenters are required to register for the Workshop. Authors will be notified of acceptance by February 12, 2018. All authors accepted for presentation at the Workshop will receive comments on their abstract after the Technical Review Committee has reviewed it. The revised abstract, based on these comments, is due by February 19, 2018. If the submission deadline is missed for the revised abstract, the translation is due by February 26, 2018.
*Presentation proposal submissions should be no more than 500 words and must include a presentation objective and biographies for all presenters.

To submit your abstract, please visit https://2018rpicfcsnw.exordo.com/login. You will be prompted to set up an account. Once logged in you will have the option to “Submit a Paper” where you will enter your abstract. The workflow will then walk you through all of the steps to complete your submission.

POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS
All PowerPoint presentation submissions will be done using RPIC’s online submission system with a file size is limit of 10MB. All abstracts accepted for presentation at the Workshop will be required to submit a draft PDF and a final PowerPoint presentation prior to the Workshop. Draft presentations will be due by April 3, 2018 and all presenters will receive comments on their draft presentation after the Technical Review Committee has reviewed. The revised PowerPoint presentation, based on these comments, is due by May 7, 2018. If the submission deadline is missed for the final PowerPoint, the translation is due by May 14, 2018.

DEADLINES

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE
AUTHOR NOTIFICATION
REVISED ABSTRACT DUE
DRAFT PPT PRESENTATION DUE
FINAL PPT PRESENTATION DUE
January 8, 2018
February 12, 2018
February 19, 2018
April 3, 2018
May 7, 2018

OFFICIAL LANGUAGES
RPIC will be taking on the responsibility and cost of translating all final abstracts and final PowerPoint presentations. If the submission deadline is missed for either, the author is automatically responsible for providing the translation at their own expense and no extensions will be granted. This applies to both the public and private sectors. All translations must be done by the same translation company, which will be selected by RPIC. If any changes are made to either the final abstract file or the final PPT after the submission deadline, the author will be responsible for updating both versions of the file (English and French) using the translation company selected by RPIC.

TRANSLATED ABSTRACT DUE – February 26, 2018
TRANSLATED PPT DUE –  May 14, 2018

PRESENTER REGISTRATION
All presenters are required to register for the Workshop by April 3, 2018.One discounted delegate registration ($675 + HST) for the June 14-15 Workshop will be made available for each accepted presentation. Additional presenters will be required to register at the full rate. The discounted registration can only be claimed by filling out the PDF registration form and returning it to fcsnw@rpic-ibic.ca. Be sure to mention which presentation it is being claimed for by the same title as the submitted abstract. Presentations will be selected for inclusion in the preliminary program on the basis of a peer review by the Technical Committee. Authors will be notified of acceptance by February 12, 2018.

For more information please visit the 2018 RPIC Federal Contaminated Sites National Workshop website:
http://rpic-ibic.ca/en/events/federal-contaminated-sites-fcs-national-workshop/2018-fcs-national-workshop.

 

Chlorine Institute’s 2018 TRANSCAER® Rail Safety and Hazmat Emergency Response Training

Chlorine Institute’s 2018 TRANSCAER® Rail Safety and Hazmat Emergency Response Training Schedule is listed below. Please click on an event date to be directed to the event registration page. The same information and hands-on workshops stations are presented each day so you will only need to register for one day.

Locations 2018 Dates
Richmond, VA April 10 April 11
Pittsburgh, PA May 15 May 16 May 16
(Evening Session)
May 17
St. John’s, NL (Canada) May 23
Grand Falls Windsor, NL (Canada) May 25
Houston, TX June 19 June 20
New Johnsonville, TN July 17 July 18 July 19
Chicago, IL August 15 August 16
Minneapolis, MN September 11 September 12 September 12
(Evening Session)
September 13
Los Angeles County, CA October 22 October 23
Eugene, OR December 6 December 6
(Evening Session)
December 7

Focus

FEATURED HAZMAT: Toxic Gases (Chlorine & Hydrogen Chloride); Corrosive Liquids (Hydrochloric Acid & Caustic Soda) & Flammable Gases (Vinyl Chloride)

Event Level

Hazmat Technician/Specialist, First Responders, anyone interested in learning more about this topic.

Rail Safety and Emergency Management Training – May 15th 2018

uest Speakers include: David Clarke (Instructor, Fire & Emergency Services Training Institute (FESTI)) Michael Heeringa (Dangerous Goods Officer at CN) Chris Nicholson (Sr Dangerous Goods Officer at CN)

 This exciting, reality based – live fire – training day will allow Emergency Managers to:

Learn about the unique challenges faced by Site Incident Command during rail emergencies to allow for better interactions with the EOC (What are the typical requests made by Site Incident Command to the EOC during rail car incidents?).

Be educated on the unique challenges associated with responding to rail car incidents: Freight, Passenger, HAZMAT.

Get familiarized with the Emergency Response Guidebook for identification and evacuations.

Gain an understanding of the computer-based modelling systems/technologies that can aid response.

Learn and discuss the anatomy of a rail car, and the safety features of rail systems.

Become familiar with the hazards associated with the transfer of hazardous materials within your community.

Participate in “Live Fire” extinguishment of a vehicle fire.

Certificates of attendance from OAEM/CN Rail/FESTI issued to all who complete the entire day.

Event Brochure