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The Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Conference
The Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Conference, with the theme "Facing Climate Change - A Hard Look at Disaster Risk Reduction", will be held from Monday, November 7 to Thursday, November 10, 2022 at the Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia.

The objectives of the conference are:
* To bring together professional emergency planners, business continuity planners and others with a responsibility for emergency preparedness and business continuity
* To provide emergency response information, resources and networking opportunities
* To create awareness of the need for emergency preparedness in healthcare facilities
* To provide topical information and response, recovery and BCP strategies related to health care
* To review recent disaster events and their impacts on communities

For more and to register, go to
Published: 06/20/22

DRIE Organization Name Change Approved
After the executives of DRIE chapters across Canada recommended changing the organization's name to RIE (Resilience Information Exchange), a majority of participating SWO chapter members approved the recommendation in a vote during a virtual meeting on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. This action came after requests from members pointing out the broader nature of today's BCM professional role and the need for a more representative organizational name.
Published: 06/14/22





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