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Source: University College of Cape Breton

Gender and Disaster in Canada: New Thinking, New DirectionsVictoria Park Garrison, Sydney, October 31st – Nov 2nd, 2006

October 26, 2006

Cape Breton University’s International Centre for Emergency Management Studies is holding its first inaugural workshop focused on gender factors as they relate to the emergency management cycle in the Canadian context. Content will address the incorporation of gender factors into policies, plans and procedures in an approach to emergency management that draws upon the strengths of both men and women as well as community partnerships.

The overall intent is to apply this knowledge to organizational change and improved emergency management operational effectiveness nation wide.

Participants originating from local, national and international locations will explore the roles, contributions, challenges and issues experienced by the collective entities involved in this increasingly important realm.

The workshop agenda features a list of respected national leaders from several key sectors including the military, government, academic, health care and emergency preparedness organizations. Speaker sketches can be found at

The workshop convener is Murielle P. Provost, MHE, Senior Research Fellow for Emergency Management Studies (CBU) and management consultant in family and community vulnerabilities and resilience and workshop co-coordinator David N. Griffiths, Senior Research Fellow for Emergency Management Studies (CBU) and an independent consultant on maritime and coastal zone issues, have worked with Lt.-Col (Ret’d) Ed Grimm, Director, Centre for Cape Breton University’s Emergency Management Studies to liaise with guest speakers develop the first program of this kind in Canada in the past eight years.


Conference agenda and bio sketches available at

The Garrison is located on 11 Garrison Rd. (off Esplanade), downtown Sydney and the conference takes place in the Officers Mess (first building on the right once you come through the main gates)

Irene Khattar
Communications & PR Manager,
Cape Breton University
Tel: (902) 563-1896

Murielle P. Provost, MHE
Tel: (506) 648-7805
Fax: (506) 648-6055



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