External Contacts

Building A Better Response
BBR project aims to enhance the capacity of national and international NGO workers and other humanitarian actors to engage with the international humanitarian coordination system in a manner that improves overall coordination and responds to the needs of crisis-affected populations, online, FREE.

Business Continuity Institute (BCI)
The Business Continuity Institute is the world’s leading institute for business continuity.  Established in 1994, the BCI has established itself as the leading membership and certifying organization for Business Continuity (BC) professionals worldwide.

Business Continuity Institute (BCI) - Canadian Chapter
The Business Continuity Institute is the world’s leading institute for business continuity. With active members across Canada and various regional forums, the BCI Canada Chapter is your local voice for all things related to the Business Continuity (BC) profession and discipline.

Canadian Risks and Hazards Network
The CRHNet is a not-for-profit organization established in 2003 to promote and strengthen disaster risk reduction and emergency management in Canada. The Network creates an environment for hazards research, education and emergency management practitioner communities to effectively share knowledge and innovative approaches that reduce disaster vulnerability.

Centres for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC  works to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.

DEMSA Alumni Network
A group for Alumni of York University Disaster and Emergency Management undergraduate and masters programs. This association is currently unofficial, and takes the form of an ad-hoc organization committee. We are working towards becoming an official York University affiliated group. Contact them at yu.demaa@gmail.com

Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART)
The Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) is a multidisciplinary military organization designed to deploy on short notice anywhere in the world in response to situations ranging from natural disasters to complex humanitarian emergencies. It is one component of the Government of Canada’s toolkit to respond to natural disasters abroad.

Disaster Recovery Information Exchange (DRIE)
DRIE is a non-profit organization with affiliate chapters throughout the world. The mission of DRIE is to promote business continuity planning, computer recovery planning, crisis management and other related disciplines as integral components of an effective business strategy.

Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI) International
Disaster Recovery Institute is the non-profit that helps organizations prepare for and recover from disasters, achieved through thought leadership, education and accreditation.

EDX, Humanitarian Response to Conflict and Disaster Online Course
Founded by Harvard University and MIT in 2012, edX is an online learning destination and MOOC provider, offering high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere. Learn the principles guiding humanitarian response to modern emergencies, and the challenges faced in the field today. Starts AUGUST 31st, 2016, free or $99 for a ‘verified’ certificate.

Emergency Management Ontario (EMO)
Emergency Management Ontario leads the coordination, development and implementation of prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery strategies to maximise the safety, security and resiliency of Ontario through effective partnerships with diverse communities.

Environmental Emergencies Program
The Environmental Emergencies Program protects Canadians and their environment from the effects of environmental emergencies through the provision of science-based expert advice and regulations.

Esri Canada
Esri Canada is a privately held, Canadian-owned company that provides world-class enterprise geographic information system (GIS) solutions.  Their solutions help businesses, governments and educational institutions make timely, informed and mission-critical decisions by leveraging the power of geography.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards.

Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
Innovative education and training in the theory and practice of effective humanitarian action. HHI offers unique humanitarian related courses online at little to no cost for those aspiring humanitarian workers.

Browse free online courses in a variety of subjects. Harvard University courses can be audited free or students can choose to receive a verified certificate for a small fee.

International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM)
The International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), which has more than 9,000 members worldwide, is the preeminent international non-profit organization of emergency management professionals. IAEM is dedicated to promoting the "Principles of Emergency Management" and representing professionals whose goals are saving lives and protecting property and the environment during emergencies and disasters.

International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) Canadian Chapter
The IAEM-Canada Council includes IAEM members in all provinces of Canada.

Office of Emergency Management City of Toronto (OEM)
OEM  aims to help Toronto and its residents prepare for and deal with major emergencies and disasters, as the  City of Toronto's coordinating agency for emergency and disaster activities.

Ontario Association of Emergency Managers (OAEM)
OAEM worked diligently to provide useful services to its members, and to fulfill its mission of promoting, supporting and enhancing the profession of emergency management in Ontario.

Public Safety Canada
Public Safety Canada helps Canadians and their communities protect themselves from emergencies and disasters related to all kinds of hazards – natural, human-induced and technological – through national leadership in the development and implementation of policies, plans and a range of programs.

Red Cross Canada
All Red Cross programs and activities are guided by the Fundamental Principles of Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary Service, Unity and Universality. These principles allow Red Cross to provide help immediately to whoever needs it, wherever they are, whatever their race, political beliefs, religion, social status, or culture.

TEMA Conter Memorial Trust
TEMA is Canada's leading provider of peer-support, family assistance, and training for our public safety and military personnel dealing with Operational Stress and PTSD

The Magazine of the Canadian Risks and Hazard Network (HazNet)
HazNet is the journal of the Canadian Risks and Hazards Network. The mandate is to foster an interdisciplinary and cross-sectorial network of researchers, academics, and practitioners to enhance understanding of disaster risk reduction and emergency management.

The Sphere Project
The Sphere Project is a voluntary initiative that brings a wide range of humanitarian agencies together around a common aim - to improve the quality of humanitarian assistance and the accountability of humanitarian actors to their constituents, donors and affected populations.

Prevention Web
PreventionWeb.net is a participatory web platform for the disaster risk reduction community. Our primary purpose is to facilitate an understanding of the subject of disaster risk reduction (DRR) and the work of professionals in this area by providing current news and views on the topic, and tools for exchange and collaboration.