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Montréal releases its Resilience Strategy

By Lilia Yumagulova  Montréal, June 18, 2018 – Montréal is the first Canadian City to release its Resilience Strategy, sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation’s “100 Resilient Cities” initiative. “Today, Montréal is the first Canadian city to present a …

CRHNet’s President receives a national award

OTTAWA,  24 mai 2018 – Aujourd’hui, Sécurité publique Canada a organisé la cérémonie inaugurale de remise des prix pour reconnaître des services et réalisations exceptionnelles en matière de gestion des urgences. Le prestigieux Prix pour service exempl …

Editor’s Note – Spring 2018

Editor’s Note   Fire season is upon us. In this special issue you will find exceptional content for connecting knowledge to action, exploring innovative examples from research and practice of fire and emergency management. Back in 2002, as part of …

Sweet Spot, or Not: Further Musings

By David Etkin, York University At one point during a presentation I was making at the 2017 CRHNet conference in Halifax, the brilliant Lily Yumagulova asked me how we could find the ‘sweet spot’ in a risk assessment[i] – the point that balances risk v …

Let’s talk about building back better

By Robert Glasser There was never a more appropriate time to examine the issue of building back better in the context of post-disaster recovery than the present. Millions of people are on the move because of disasters. In Africa, drought continues to d …

CRHNet Awards and Programs

Award Programs The CRHNet Awards Program is a national awards program established to recognize and honour exemplary individuals participating in and contributing to the study and practice of disaster risk management. The program is run by a standing co …

Editor’s Note

Editor’s Note My mother-in-law, an octogenarian in southern Ontario, phoned last weekend. An opening conversation about the weather, greater numbers of ticks and blossoms that don’t last as long as they once did transformed into a conversation about cl …