2013 Luncheon Topics March 21, 2013, DRIE Central Professional Development
Norwood Hotel (Tache Room)
Workplace Violence/Active shooter response planning.
and tragic active shooter events have galvanized community organizations,
government services and business’ resolve to put in place or re-visit plans to
respond and recover from such attacks. The focus of this session will be the
planning elements needed for an effective Workplace Violence Prevention
program. This will include considerations for Response Team composition,
necessary training, and identified accountabilities. A variety of helpful
resources will also be shared.
Speaker: Jacques Gagne, BA CPP LSM
Manager, Security Services & Special Projects
Regional Health Authority (2003 to present)
is an ASIS Int'l - Board Certified (CPP) Security Management Professional, specializing
in Healthcare and Corporate security. In his role with the Winnipeg Regional
Health Authority he provides leadership and direction with respect to security
& safety. He adopted AUS/NZ Healthcare Security Standards (AS-4485-1) as
baseline security standards from which evolved policies, procedures and
guidelines for the program. Jacques implements holistic security solutions and
manages a protection team including security staff and 80+ "contract"
personnel. Within the team he promotes leadership, problem solving, and creates
opportunities for an exchange of information and solutions. He specializes in
conducting threat assessments and mitigation strategies, as well as design
security & counter-measure solutions. Prior to his role with the Winnipeg
Regional Health Authority he was with the RCMP and the Canadian Military
(Regular & Reserve Army).
Conference and AGM, - November 29th 2012
2012 Luncheon Topics
- October 25th, 2012 - ISACA and DRIE joint luncheon "Current Trends, Opportunities and Risks in IT Disaster Recovery"
- September 14, 2012 Daryl Giese, the Manager for the Western Area
Performance Centre at Canada Post. Daryl's discussed Canada Post's BCP
program and the recent involvement in the floods in Manitoba and BC as well as
the actions taken in the Slave Lake AB fire in 2011.
- On Wednesday, April 25, 2012, Danny Blair presented: Preparing for Extremes: Climate Change in the Prairies. Climate change in the prairies is
largely associated with rising average temperatures. However, another
important expectation is that our climate will become even more variable than
it already is. This has significant implications regarding the frequency
and intensity of heat waves, droughts, flooding, and other types of extreme
weather and, of course, this in turns has implications for those involved in
- Friday, March 9, 2012 - Steve Topping, Executive Director, Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation spoke on the Manitoba Flood of 2011.
- Conference and AGM - November 3, 2011.
2010/2011 Luncheon Topics
- September 26, 2011 - Tracey Danowski,
Assistant Deputy Minister, Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation,
spoke on the provincial government response to the recent postal
- June 23, 2011 - Michael Dudley,
Research Associate, Institute of Urban Studies at the University of
Winnipeg presented on from Crisis to Resilience. How many recent
natural disasters that have befallen metropolitan areas in the past
several years (forest fires, floods and earthquakes) aren't so much
"natural" but are instead the result of (or exacerbated by) poor
planning decisions in the past, such as building on flood plains and
other vulnerable locations, but that our "psychology of previous
investment" prevents us from altering our building patterns? As well,
our rigid, centralized "big pipes" approach to city building,
infrastructure and commodities makes our cities vulnerable to shocks
and system breakdowns, such as those associated with energy prices and
availability. The presentation will argue for the incorporation of
resilience principles in urban planning, which in many ways will mean a
return to historical practices and forms.
- February 25, 2011 - Paul Kentziger, Mary Genyk and Gord Novoselnik provided a panel discussion on
the topic of developing and executing BCP/DR exercises. This is an
excellent opportunity to consult with the experts on ways to initiate
or improve your organization’s BCP/DR exercises.
- Pre-Conference Workshop, AGM and Conference - November 4-5, 2010.
2009/2010 Luncheon Topics
- September 15, 2010 - On Sunday, February
4th, 2007, the City of Winnipeg Fire and Paramedic Service lost two
veteran Captains - Harold Lessard and Tom Nicholls - in a tragic house
fire. Three others were severely injured when the fire rapidly spread
through the house. The loss of these two husbands, fathers and members
of our community cannot be measured. Mr. Alex Forrest,
President of the United Fire Fighters of Winnipeg – Local 867 has been
centrally involved in the immediate and long-term support to the UFFW
members who have struggled with the trauma of losing two of their
members. Mr. Forrest discussed the recovery steps and supports that
have been put in place to support Winnipeg's fire fighters.
- May 5, 2010 -
from Mennonite Central Committee in Winnipeg was recently deployed to
Haiti as part of the international earthquake relief efforts. Mr.
Nawmira shared with us his experience in one of the largest disaster
recovery efforts in recent history, and lessons learned from his
- February 3, 2010 -
(Risk Management Specialist at Manitoba Public Insurance) In February
2007 the Manitoba Public Insurance Claim Centre in Portage La Prairie
experienced a fire in the office space ceiling which caused structural
and smoke damage and resulted in the temporary closure of the office.
Paul’s presentation will cover the fire and the response to is
aftermath including activities related to business resumption and
- Pre-Conference Workshop, AGM and Conference - October
8 -9, 2009.
2008/2009 Luncheon Topics
- September 18, 2009 -
from the National Microbiology Lab talked about their activities during
the H1N1 outbreak this spring. They were at the centre of numerous
international-level operations. She will also speak about their
Emergency Operation Centre activation and what they were doing through
- June 19, 2009 - Jeremy Angus,
Planning Officer for Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization (EMO)
spoke about the inclusion of education and training in the Government
of Manitoba’s BCP Program. Manitoba EMO has worked in partnership to
develop an on-line training offering for provincial employees that is
going to be made available as part of DRI Canada’s course offerings.
- February 27, 2009 - Lois Nickel, Director of Region Relations & Programs for Mennonite Disaster Service shared information about the Disaster Recovery Studies program at the Canadian Mennonite University, including:
- Hesston College program summary – pre CMU
- CMU and MDS partnering – how did this come about? Process to get there?
- Outline of the program – what do students study? Specific courses, rest of their degree – how it fits.
- Objectives of the program for students, for CMU, for MDS, for the wider community
- Where will it go from here?
AGM and Conference - Friday, October
2007/2008 Luncheon Topics
- September 12 - Dr. Jones' presentation on "Social Hierarchy and
Public Relief during Winnipeg's 1918-1919 Influenza Pandemic" provided
a unique historical perspective on what actually happened in Winnipeg
the last time we faced a pandemic influenza emergency.
Dr. Jones' book is titled Influenza 1918: Disease, Death, and Struggle in Winnipeg
(Dr. Esyllt Jones, University of Manitoba)
- June 4 - Response and Recovery to the flood at Andrew Mynarski School in February 2007.
(Brent Kolton and Herb Schaan, Winnipeg School Division Number 1)
- April 22 - Response and events following the security incident at the University of Winnipeg in September 2007.
(David Mauro, University of Winnipeg)
- February 22 - Tornado Recovery
Lessons Learned (PDF, 1,660 KB)
(Lee Spencer, Emergency Measures Organization)
2007 Workshop and Conference
- Business Impact Analysis Workshop facilitated by Chuck Lovallo,
DRI Canada - Thursday, October 18, 2007
- AGM and Conference - Friday, October
2006/2007 Luncheon Topics
2005/2006 Luncheon Topics
- February 16 - Manitoba Hydro Ice Mitigation
- April 13 - Winnipeg Airports Authority
- June 8 - MTS Allstream IT Security