Speakers and Session Topics

Confirmed Speakers and Session Topics (as of June 2019)

Suzanne Bernier, President, SB Crisis Consulting, Toronto

Preparing for an Active Shooter (Intruder) Attack & New Era of Crisis Communications – Social Media
(Manchester, San Bernardino, Brussels terror attacks)

Gail Botten, Advisor, Program Development, Swimming & Water Safety, Canadian Red Cross and Tanya Grierson, Recreation Program Supervisor, City of Belleville and Red Cross Master Instructor

Aquatic Facilities Emergency Preparedness

Vince Bozzo, Head of Venue Operations, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment

Large Venue Emergency Preparedness
(Facility Tours: Scotiabank Arena, BMO Field, OVO Athletic Centre-Raptors Training Centre)

Marisa Carpino, Director, Community Services and Sharon Milton, Manager, Recreation Services, City of Pickering

Canada Day Celebration and Community Special Events: Managing Safety and Security

Aileen Cassells, Deputy Chief, Emergency Management Operations, Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management, Ministry of the Solicitor General, Toronto

Emergency Management Ontario: Overview, Scope and Function

Mario Coutinho, Vice President, Stadium Operations and Security, Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club and Rogers Centre

Large Venue Security Measures
(Facility Tour: Rogers Centre)

Tara S. Hughes, President and Principal Consultant, Invicta Crisis Solutions, Boston

Arenas and Community Centres: Emergency and Response Centres (9/11, Orlando, Las Vegas)

Jessica Jaremchuk, Director, Risk Management Services, Frank Cowan Company, Princeton

Post Recovery: Insurance, Litigation, Consolation

Marin Katov, Senior Architect, J.L. Richards & Associates Limited, Ottawa

Building Security into Architectural Design

Dave Malinauskas, President, CIMCO Refrigeration, Toronto

Fernie Tragedy – Key Learnings

Matthew Pegg, Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services

Agincourt Recreation Centre - January 2019 Fire

Edward Struzik, Writer, Photographer, Edmonton, and Fellow, Energy and Environmental Policy, Queen’s University, Kingston

Firestorm: How Wildfire Will Shape our Future

Denise Waligora, Training & Delivery Specialist, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Commission of Canada, Ottawa

Mental Health First Aid and The Working Mind