Media Advisory - Resilience Canada 2016: Facing Up to the Environmental Challenges

Toronto, April 25, 2016 /CNW/ - Major environmental disruptions, whether the result of Mother Nature or accident, can have severe impacts on transport infrastructure, the flow of goods and services, natural resources, health, and business continuity. The increasing frequency and complexity of these emergencies means that various levels of government, the private sector and general population must be prepared.

The Conference Board of Canada's Resilience Canada 2016 will bring together experts from the public and private sectors to discuss how to improve emergency responsiveness based on past experiences in dealing with a range of major disasters and crises.

When: April 26–27, 2016                                      

Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Toronto Downtown, Toronto, Ontario            

Speakers include:

  • Loretta Chandler, Director, Office of Emergency Management, City of Toronto 
  • Dr. Satyamoorthy Kabilan, Director, National Security and Strategic Foresight, The Conference Board of Canada
  • Chiran Livera, Deputy Director of Disaster Management, Ontario, The Canadian Red Cross 
  • Duane McKay, Commissioner and Executive Director, Emergency Management and Fire Safety, Government of Saskatchewan 
  • Craig Oldham, Director General, Government Operations Centre, Public Safety Canada 
  • Harriet Tregoning, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Community Planning and Development, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 

For the full schedule and times visit:

Media Accreditation is required.

Follow this event on Twitter with the hashtag #CBoCResilience.

The Conference Board of Canada's Resilience Canada 2016 is made possible thanks to generous contributions from our sponsors: Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure, Stantec and the Canadian Red Cross.


SOURCE Conference Board of Canada

For further information: or media accreditation, contact: Sean Burgess, Media Relations, The Conference Board of Canada, Tel.: 613- 526-3090 ext. 294, E-mail:; Juline Ranger, Director of Communications, The Conference Board of Canada, Tel.: 613- 526-3090 ext. 431, E-mail:


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