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AGM and Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery at The City of Calgary

Please join Tara Tobler, President of the DRIE West Chapter, and the Board of Directors for the DRIE West Annual General Meeting.

As an added bonus Mike Lucia and Patricia Lau will present:

“Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery at The City of Calgary”

Date:  Thursday, November 22, 2018  

Location: MNP boardroom – 15th Floor, 640 5th Avenue SW

Time:   11:30-11:45     Lunch and networking

            11:45-12:15     AGM

            12:15-13:00     Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery at The City of Calgary

                                       presented by Michael Lucia and Patricia Lau

Following the 2013 flood, The City of Calgary developed a novel business continuity program designed to minimize future interruptions to city services. This presentation will review Calgary’s corporate process, and discuss how this process has enhanced the city’s ability to identify, prioritize and implement resiliency for those IT systems required for delivery of critical city services.

Cost: There is no charge to members of the DRIE WEST Chapter. Non-Members will be charged $25.00 for the event.

Memberships: 2019 DRIE West Memberships will be available at the door at a cost of $50.00 for the year.

RSVP: Required.

  • Please RSVP to confirm your (in-person or Webcast) attendance by Nov. 19, 2018
  • RSVP to: driewestorg@gmail.com
  • Lunch will be provided for DRIE WEST members and guests attending ‘in-person’
  • Webcast link will be provided

Contact:

Further information on this event can be obtained by contacting:  driewestorg@gmail.com.

 Our presenters:

Michael leads a team towards reducing the impact and frequency of disasters in Calgary by ensuring disaster risk reduction principles are integrated into city services, infrastructure, businesses, and land use policies. Michael has been published in the Journal of Business Continuity & Emergency Planning, and authored the corporate business continuity policy for The City of Calgary. During emergency response, Michael serves as a designated Planning Section Chief or EOC Manager in Calgary’s municipal Emergency Operations Centre, where he has historically participated in events such as the 2013 Southern Alberta Floods, the 2014 Downtown Power Outage, and Calgary’s operations related to the 2016 Fort McMurray Wildfires.

With over 17 years of progressive experience in the IT field, Patricia is the leader of the Availability Management team at The City of Calgary. She is leading The City’s IT Service Resiliency and Disaster Recovery initiative, which has included the development of a categorization framework to prioritize IT systems and has overseen the implementation of technology infrastructure to ensure protection of critical data, and continued service delivery or rapid recovery of critical IT systems and services in the event of unplanned component and facility outages.

 

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DRIE WEST Prepare for Recovery Presentation

Please join Ken Hoffer, Business Continuity Management Officer and Tobi Martin, Psychologist

Emergency/Disaster Management with Alberta Health Services (AHS)

Presentation Description:

The presentation is called “Prepare for Recovery”, and highlights both individual and community resiliency “lessons learned” from the major disaster events over the past several years in Alberta.

Date:  Tuesday, September 25, 2018  

Time:  11:45 to 12:15 Lunch and networking

             12:15 to 13:00 Presentation

Venue:  MNP Offices – #1500, 640 – 5th Avenue SW, Calgary

Call in details: 

A live webcast will be available for those who are not able to attend in person.          

Cost: 

There is no charge to members of the DRIE WEST Chapter.   Non-Members will be charged $25.00 for the event.  2018 DRIE West Memberships and renewals will be available at the door at a cost of $50.00 for the year.

To Register:

Register to attend by Thursday, September 20 at driewestorg@gmail.com

Please advise in your RSVP if you would like to participate through the webcast and you will be sent the call-in details.

Contact:

For further information on this event and registration email: driewestorg@gmail.com.

Presenter Bio:

Ken Hoffer is part of a team developing a province-wide business continuity program across all of Alberta Health Services.

A graduate of the Canadian Emergency Management College in Ottawa, Ken’s first emergency management experience was the Edmonton tornado in 1987 as a member of the Canadian Forces. After 10 years of service, Ken left the military in 1995 and joined the City of Calgary where he worked in various roles in Community and Neighbourhood Services, and the Office of the Mayor. Later, as a member of the Calgary Emergency Management Agency, Ken responded to a variety of events including the Slave Lake wildfire. Ken joined AHS Emergency and Disaster Management in 2012, and responded to the Southern Alberta Floods, Fort McMurray wildfire, and most recently, the Waterton wildfire. Ken is also an advisor to the Emergency Management and Disaster Recovery Course at Mount Royal University.

Ken and his long suffering wife, Shannon, utilize a zone defence in raising their three teenagers and amazing Labrador, and also provide live-in support for a woman with developmental disabilities.

Tobi Martin has been working with colleagues to develop a coordinated psychosocial response for emergency and disaster situations within the Alberta Health Services Calgary Zone.

Tobi is a Registered Psychologist who began her career working with adolescents and their families in the non-profit sector.  She joined Alberta Health Services in 2011 where she works with the Mobile Response Team, a multi-disciplinary mental health crisis team.  The team focuses on crisis intervention and assessment while also providing debriefings for individuals or groups impacted by traumatic events. 

Through the Mobile Response Team, Tobi responded in the community and to reception centres during the Southern Alberta Floods.  She also assisted during the Fort McMurray Wildfires by working in Calgary reception centres, and was deployed several times as a Team Lead to assist with the AHS psychosocial response for the community and first responders in Fort McMurray.  Since this time, Tobi has been working on developing the Calgary Zone Psychosocial Response Team for Alberta Health Services. 

 

 

 

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Working Together to Improve Organizational Resilience

The mission of the Collegiate Conferences is to provide education and networking conference opportunities for DRI Certified Professionals and continuity leaders and introduce the profession to interested college seniors, graduate students and university faculty in a day-long regional event format.  The goal of every DRI Collegiate Conference is to provide DRI’s Certified Professionals, as well as other professionals and students in related fields, an opportunity to experience and develop thought leadership in business continuity and resilience today.

Speakers include the DRI International, City of Edmonton, NorQuest College, Campus Alberta Risk Assurance Committee, City of Regina and Telus Communications.

$50 registration fee is a donation to the DRI Foundation

There is no cost for students to attend.
 
Working Together to Improve Organization Resilience
 
8:30 am                       Networking Breakfast and Registration
9:00 am                       Welcome from DRI Canada 
                                                                                                
9:05 am                       Welcome from NorQuest College
                                    
9:10 am                       Predictions and Trends for 2018 
                                    DRI International
                                    Chloe Demrovsky, President
 
9:50 am                       Enterprise Risk Management and Business Continuity Planning 
                                   City of Edmonton
                                   Patrick (Butch) Brennan, Business Continuity Planning Coordinator
                                   Ken Baker, CORPORATE MANAGER, ERM
 
 
10:30 am                     Networking Break

10:45 am                     IT and Business Continuity Management at NorQuest College
                                  NorQuest College
                                  Claire Mechan, Business Continuity Coordinator
                                  Dave Melanson, Education & Information Technology
 
11:30 am                     Alberta Post-Secondary Business Continuity Management Framework
                                  Jim Ross, Campus Alberta Risk Assurance Committee
                                  Director, Risk and Assurance Services, MacEwan University                
 
12:15 pm                     Lunch

1:00 pm                       TELUS Incident Management for recent events such as the BC/Fort McMurray wildfires and the Ontario/Quebec floods
                                   TELUS Communications Inc.
                                  Ramon Zulueta, Risk Manager, Corporate Business Continuity Office (CBCO)
                                    
1:45 pm                       Networking Break
 
2:00 pm                       Humboldt Saskatchewan EOC

    City of Regina
    Garth Tucker, Manager, Emergency Planning & Business Continuity

 
3:00 pm                       Closing – NorQuest College & DRI Canada
 
 
Location: NorQuest College, 10215 108 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 1L6


Registration ends on May 11, 2018
There are currently 43 spots remaining out of 75

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Presentation Description:

The presentation is called “Prepare for Recovery”, and highlights both individual and community resiliency “lessons learned” from the major disaster events over the past several years in Alberta.

Date:  Monday, May 28, 2018  

Time:  1130 to 1200 Lunch and networking

             1200 to 1300 Presentation

Venue:  MNP Offices – #1500, 640 – 5th Avenue SW, Calgary

 Call in details: 

A live webcast will be available for those who are not able to attend in person. 

Cost:

There is no charge to members of the DRIE WEST Chapter.   Non-Members will be charged $25.00 for the event.  2018 DRIE West Memberships and renewals will be available at the door at a cost of $50.00 for the year.

To Register:

Register to attend by Thursday, May 24 at driewestorg@gmail.com

Please advise in your RSVP if you would like to participate through the webcast and you will be sent the call-in details.

Contact:

For further information on this event and registration email: driewestorg@gmail.com.

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DRIE WEST “The Herd of Cats” Presentation

Come discover the curious and vibrant space between startups, improv, and disasters.
This presentation will unfold the maxims of startup culture, the principles of an improv mindset, and the hard realities of disaster resilience, to reveal the very best approach to navigating the rapidly changing world around us. RallyEngine president Steve Hardy will share key findings uncovered while developing “The Herd of Cats: How Entrepreneurs, Improvisers, and Disaster Managers Approach an Uncertain World” to be released in 2018.

Date:  Thursday, October 26, 2017

 

Time:  1130 to 1200 Lunch and networking

            1200 to 1300 Presentation

 

Venue:

Suncor Energy Centre West Tower 150 – 6th Ave. SW, Room 17K

A live webcast will be available for those who are not able to attend in person. Webinar Lync info: https://meet.suncor.com/bbortnick/NWBWVFSD Please advise in your RSVP if you would like to participate through the webcast.

Cost: 

There is no charge to members of the DRIE WEST Chapter.  Non-Members will be charged $25.00 for the event. 2017 DRIE West Memberships and renewals will be available at the door at a cost of $50.00 for the year.

 

To Register:

Register to attend by October 23 at driewestorg@gmail.com.

 

Presenter Bio:

Steve Hardy is President & VP Marketing at RallyEngine, a Calgary-based resilience-as-a-service platform for alerting groups, rallying teams and enhancing community capacity.

 

Thank you to our Host (Suncor) and Annual Sponsors:                                                          

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DRIE WEST Networking and Learning Event

 

Please join Christina Caffrey from the Calgary Emergency Management Agency for a tour of the Emergency Operations Centre and discussion with the CEMA Business Continuity Team

 

Description:

Members will be given a 20-minute tour of the Calgary EOC facility followed by a Q&A discussion with the CEMA Business Continuity Team on actions performed and plans for City citizens, businesses as well as internal organizational partners.

 

Date:  September 22, 2017

Location: City of Calgary Emergency Operations Centre, 673 1 St. NE, Calgary (near the Rotary Park). From Centre St. N, turn east to 7th Ave. NE and turn south to 1st Ave. NE.

 

Time: 8:30 – 8:45 AM Assembly and Check-In at Security Desk | 8:45 – 9:15 AM Tour led by Christina Caffrey, CEMA Executive Advisor | 9:15 – 10 AM Discussion/Q&A with Business Continuity and Refreshments in the media Work Room

 

Cost: There is no charge to members of the DRIE WEST Chapter.   Non-Members will be charged $25.00 for the event. 

2017 DRIE West Memberships and renewals will be available at the door at a cost of $50.00 for the year.

 

Note:

There will be no live webcast.

 

Contact:

Further information on this event can be obtained by contacting:  Catherine Dilan (403) 268-3689 or driewestorg@gmail.com.


Please RSVP with your question(s) for the Q&A discussion, if you are attending, no later than Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 8:00 AM by emailing driewestorg@gmail.com.  

Presenter Bio:



Christina Caffrey works for The City of Calgary, Calgary Emergency Management Agency (CEMA), as the Executive Advisor to Chief Tom Sampson and Deputy Chief Sue Henry. She has been involved in several major events in Alberta including 2016 Fort McMurray Wildfires, 2014 Calgary underground fire, 2014 Calgary Snowtember event, 2013 southern Alberta floods and 2011 Slave Lake wildfires. She is also a member of the provincial all hazards disaster response team Canada Task Force 2 as the Type 2 Incident Management Team Liaison Officer.

Christina holds a Master of Arts degree in Disaster and Emergency Management, an undergraduate degree in International Development, designation as an Associate Business Continuity Professional and is an Incident Command System instructor.

 

Thank you to our Host and Annual Sponsors:



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Please join Bruce Tyson from KZenEdge Strategic Program Execution for a discussion on
“Industrial Control System Cyber Security”



Description:
A review of the baseline ICS environment and key business drivers, cyber security threat landscape and a few world case studies, frameworks and key resource/stakeholders for addressing ICS Cyber Security. This presentation also seeks to evaluate the question “Does your current DRP incorporate the threats, priorities, standards and regulations for ICS Cyber scenarios?


Date: June 28, 2017
Location: Dayton Boardroom, 2nd Floor Andrew Davison Bldg., 133 6th Ave. SE (across the Bow)

Time: 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Registration and Lunch | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Presentation and Q&A

Cost: There is no charge to members of the DRIE WEST Chapter. Non-Members will be charged $25.00 for the event.
2017 DRIE West Memberships and renewals will be available at the door at a cost of $50.00 for the year.

Webcast Details:
A live webcast will be available for those who are not able to attend in person. Please advise in your RSVP if you would like to participate through the webcast and the webcast link will be sent to you.
Call in details: 1 (403) 268-8110 or 1 (855) 799-1108 Conference ID: 86838

Contact:
Further information on this event can be obtained by contacting: Catherine Dilan (403) 268-3689, Heather Galbraith (403) 268-5057 or driewestorg@gmail.com.

Please RSVP no later than Monday June 26 at 8:00 AM by emailing driewestorg@gmail.com and indicating where you are attending in person or would like to participate via the webcast.

Speaker Bio:

Bruce Tyson, CET-Telecommunications, PMP is the President and CEO of KZenEdge Strategic Program Execution, a management consulting firm delivering solutions and span operations, engineering, maintenance and IT processes. Disaster Recovery, Cyber Security and Industrial Controls have all been components of successful program and project delivery. Bruce has over 30 years of experience in the energy sector.

 

 

 

 

Thank you to

Our Annual Sponsors:

Presenter:

Hosting Organizations:

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Please join Barry Huybens from iStrategic Advisors Inc. for a discussion on

“Lessons Learned from Resilient Organizations and Communities”

 

Description:

The International Standards Organization (ISO 223) characterizes resilience as the ability of an organization to absorb and adapt in a changing environment. Too often, we hear about lessons from major events and disasters; however, many of these lessons are not learned. Instead, there are countless after action reviews and lessons learned reports that continue to identify similar opportunities for improvement. This presentation will explore some of the underpinning challenges that organizations and communities must address in order to adapt and become more resilient.

 

Date:  May 25, 2017  

Edmonton Location (Live Presentation):  ATCO Centre – 10035 105 St. NW, Edmonton, AB

Calgary Location (Live Webcast): City of Calgary – Dayton Boardroom, 2nd Floor Andrew Davison Bldg., 133 6 Ave. SE, Calgary, AB

 

Time:   11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Registration and Lunch     |     12:00 PM – 12:45 PM: Presentation

                12:45 PM – 1 PM: Membership Overview – DRIE West

 

Cost: There is no charge to members of the DRIE WEST Chapter.   Non-Members will be charged $25.00 for the event. 

2017 DRIE West Memberships and renewals will be available at the door at a cost of $50.00 for the year.

 

Webcast Details:

A live webcast will be available for those who are not able to attend in person or in the Calgary location.  Please advise in your RSVP if you would like to participate through the webcast and the webcast details will be sent to you.

Call in details:  1 (403) 268-8110 or 1 (855) 799-1108   Conference ID: 86838

Contact:

Further information on this event can be obtained by contacting:  Catherine Dilan (403) 268-3689, Heather Galbraith (403) 268-or driewestorg@gmail.com.


Please RSVP no later than Tuesday May 23 at 8:00 AM by emailing driewestorg@gmail.com and indicating where you are attending in person or would like to participate via the webcast.

 

 

Speaker Bio:

 

Barry Huybens, CMC, PMP, MBCP is the Managing Director of iStrategic Advisors Inc. (iStrategic), an independent consulting and advisory firm that specializes in strategic change, multi-stakeholder facilitation and emergency management solutions. A primary focus of iStrategic’s work has been building frameworks, strategies, processes and partnerships for organizational and community resilience. Barry is a Certified ISO 22301 Lead Implementer and is ISO 223 Lead Auditor trained. Barry is Vice-Chair of DRI Canada Certification Commission and an Instructor for the NAIT Emergency Management Program.

 

 

 

 

Thank you to

Our Annual Sponsors:

Presenter:

Hosting Organizations:

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Please join Arlene Baxendale from Sandhurst Consulting for a discussion on

“A Program for Emergency Social Services in South Central Alberta”

 

Description:

When people are directly/indirectly affected by an emergency and they need extra support, have you ever wondered who does this, who looks after them and how does it all come together?

 

If you have, your questions will be answered on the 23rd of February. You will leave the lunch and learn with a clearer picture of what happens to evacuees and how it all works within the province of Alberta.  South Central ESS has taken a unique and collaborative approach to this issue and hired Sandhurst Consulting to execute their thoughts and ideas.  An on-line course, in-person course and an instructor’s manual to help in the process was developed. Three short videos were also produced to aid in the learning process.

 

Date:  February 23, 2017

Location:  Suncor Energy Centre West Tower 150 – 6th Ave. SW, Room 17K

Time:   11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Registration and Lunch     |     12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Presentation

 

Cost: There is no charge to members of the DRIE WEST Chapter.   Non-Members will be charged $25.00 for the event.  

2017 DRIE West Memberships and renewals will be available at the door at a cost of $50.00 for the year.

 

Webcast Details:

A live webcast will be available for those who are not able to attend in person.  Webinar Lync info: https://meet.suncor.com/bbortnick/NWBWVFSD Please advise in your RSVP if you would like to participate through the webcast.

Call in details:  (403) 268-8110  Conference ID: 86838

Contact:

Further information on this event can be obtained by contacting:  Heather Galbraith (403) 268-5057 or driewestorg@gmail.com.


Please RSVP no later than Monday February 20 at 8:00 AM by emailing driewestorg@gmail.com and indicating if you are attending in person or would like to participate via the webcast.

 

Speaker Bio:

Arlene has worked in the field of Emergency Management for 30 plus years with a strong focus on Emergency Social Services. She has been involved with teaching Emergency Social Services at the national level in Ottawa as well at the provincial level (NAIT).  She currently works as an Associate Director with Sandhurst Consulting.

Thank you to our annual sponsors:

 

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To all DRIE West members:

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of DRIE West will be held at 11:30 AM on Thursday, November 17, 2016.  We encourage all DRIE West Members (or those wishing to join DRIE West) to attend the AGM and Lunch & Learn Networking session in Syracuse Boardroom, 2nd floor, Andrew Davison Bldg. (133 6th Avenue SE.) in Calgary;  remote connection and telephone dial-in will be available for those members not able to attend in person.  More details on the AGM agenda and other parts of the program will be sent out closer to the AGM date.

One important part of the AGM will be elections to the Board of Directors.  The position of President will need to be filled and other director positions are open to election as well.  Please review the attached document outlining the roles and responsibilities of the various board positions and contact myself, or any other member of our board, for more information or to have your name put forward for election to the Board.  Contact email addresses of the board members can be found on our DRIE West website:http://driewest.org/contactus.php

We will also have a presentation following the AGM. Join us for a presentation by Chris Arthurs, Director of Resilience and Infrastructure at the City of Calgary. Her presentation will be on Calgary’s inclusion in the 100 Resilient Cities program focusing on what made Calgary one of the 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) and envisioned opportunities that 100 RC can bring to the City. 100RC is pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation and is dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century.  

Prior to her current position, Chris was Chief of Staff in the City Manager’s Office, a member of the City’s Administrative Leadership Team where she contributed strategic solution approaches on capital projects and consultations with First Nations, Director of Recovery Operations for the 2013 Flood and various leadership and collaboration roles covering land use planning, development and delivery of emergency management systems and strategic plans and community recovery from disaster events for the past 21 years.

Chris has a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Masters of Environmental Design (Planning) from the University of Calgary. She is a Registered Professional Planner with the Canadian Institute of Planners, and is trained I project management and emergency management.

Please register by Thursday, November 10th by emailing driewestorg@gmail.com. As usual, lunch will be served onsite. Please indicate if you will be joining the meeting by remote connection so that the link and dial-in number and code can be provided to you. 

Looking forward to seeing you at the AGM!

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