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There's still time to sign up for our EP Committee's upcoming professional development series - Communicating with the Deaf in Emergency Situations! This 9-hour (3 session) course is being offered in partnership with Humber College Continuous Professional Learning. Registration is open until the end of the day tomorrow, May 28, 2024!

Wednesdays, June 5, 12, and 19
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm ET
Classes take place via Zoom

This Workshop will introduce participants to strategies and techniques for effective communication with the Deaf in emergency situations. Participants will learn the ASL alphabet, basic sign language and communication strategies to be able to calm, reassure, assess and obtain contact and other necessary information. You will also learn about Deaf Culture in order to have a better understanding of how to communicate with individuals in the Deaf community.

Please visit our events page at crhnet.ca/events for more information, and to sign up.
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Theres still time to sign up for our EP Committees upcoming professional development series -  Communicating with the Deaf in Emergency Situations! This 9-hour (3 session) course is being offered in partnership with Humber College Continuous Professional Learning. Registration is open until the end of the day tomorrow, May 28, 2024!

Wednesdays, June 5, 12, and 19
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm ET
Classes take place via Zoom

This  Workshop will introduce participants to strategies and techniques for effective communication with the Deaf in emergency situations. Participants will learn the ASL alphabet, basic sign language and communication strategies to be able to calm, reassure, assess and obtain contact and other necessary information. You will also learn about Deaf Culture in order to have a better understanding of how to communicate with individuals in the Deaf community.

Please visit our events page at https://crhnet.ca/events for more information, and to sign up.

The Emerging Professionals Committee is excited to announce a professional development event coming up next week, The Use of Drones in Emergency Management!

Please join facilitator and host Kellie James presenting guest speaker Jeff Burns on Zoom May 22nd from 4:00 to 5:00pm MDT / 6:00 to 7:00pm EDT to discuss the use of drones in disasters or emergency events. Jeff will provide attendees with an overview of the history of drone while explaining the benefits and specialty areas of drones. Bring your questions and get ready to learn about an underutilized resource available within Canada that can be used both above ground and under the water.

Please visit crhnet.ca/events for more information and to sign up!
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The Emerging Professionals Committee is excited to announce a professional development event coming up next week, The Use of Drones in Emergency Management!

Please join facilitator and host Kellie James presenting guest speaker Jeff Burns on Zoom May 22nd from 4:00 to 5:00pm MDT / 6:00 to 7:00pm EDT to discuss the use of drones in disasters or emergency events. Jeff will provide attendees with an overview of the history of drone while explaining the benefits and specialty areas of drones. Bring your questions and get ready to learn about an underutilized resource available within Canada that can be used both above ground and under the water.

Please visit https://crhnet.ca/events for more information and to sign up!

A reminder that our Emerging Professionals Committee has an amazing professional development opportunity coming up in June - Communicating with the Deaf in Emergency Situations! This 9-hour (3 session) course is being offered in partnership with Humber College Continuous Professional Learning.

Wednesdays, June 5, 12, and 19
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm ET
Classes take place via Zoom

This Workshop will introduce participants to strategies and techniques for effective communication with the Deaf in emergency situations. Participants will learn the ASL alphabet, basic sign language and communication strategies to be able to calm, reassure, assess and obtain contact and other necessary information. You will also learn about Deaf Culture in order to have a better understanding of how to communicate with individuals in the Deaf community.

Please visit our events page at crhnet.ca/events for more information, and to sign up.
... See MoreSee Less

A reminder that our Emerging Professionals Committee has an amazing professional development opportunity coming up in June - Communicating with the Deaf in Emergency Situations! This 9-hour (3 session) course is being offered in partnership with Humber College Continuous Professional Learning.

Wednesdays, June 5, 12, and 19
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm ET
Classes take place via Zoom

This  Workshop will introduce participants to strategies and techniques for effective communication with the Deaf in emergency situations. Participants will learn the ASL alphabet, basic sign language and communication strategies to be able to calm, reassure, assess and obtain contact and other necessary information. You will also learn about Deaf Culture in order to have a better understanding of how to communicate with individuals in the Deaf community.

Please visit our events page at https://crhnet.ca/events for more information, and to sign up.

Yesterday the Emerging Professionals Committee launched their 2023/24 survey! This survey is aimed at understanding the current employment landscape for entry level positions, the barriers that exist to entering the field, and what opportunities/resources could support the transition into the DEM workforce. The survey is open to both current professionals and emerging/job seekers in DEM and DRR.

We would greatly appreciate if you could take a couple minutes to fill out this survey to share your experience. Please scan the QR code in the image below, or visit forms.gle/5GFFyx32p555nzj39.

The survey is open from May 1 - 31, 2024.
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Yesterday the Emerging Professionals Committee launched their 2023/24 survey! This survey is aimed at understanding the current employment landscape for entry level positions, the barriers that exist to entering the field, and what opportunities/resources could support the transition into the DEM workforce. The survey is open to both current professionals and emerging/job seekers in DEM and DRR.

We would greatly appreciate if you could take a couple minutes to fill out this survey to share your experience. Please scan the QR code in the image below, or visit https://forms.gle/5GFFyx32p555nzj39. 

The survey is open from May 1 - 31, 2024.

We hope you can join us next Tuesday, May 7 for our Emergency Preparedness Week kick-off event! Jen McEachen of JLM Disaster Resiliency and Accessibility Consulting will join us on Zoom at 5pm MT/7pm ET for "Emergency Preparedness for Everyone: Accessibility Considerations."

This free event will identify and discuss how how we can address and overcome barriers to emergency preparedness for people within the disability community. You don't want to miss this one! Please visit crhnet.ca/events to sign up!
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We hope you can join us next Tuesday, May 7 for our Emergency Preparedness Week kick-off event! Jen McEachen of JLM Disaster Resiliency and Accessibility Consulting will join us on Zoom at 5pm MT/7pm ET for Emergency Preparedness for Everyone: Accessibility Considerations. 

This free event will identify and discuss how how we can address and overcome barriers to emergency preparedness for people within the disability community. You dont want to miss this one! Please visit https://crhnet.ca/events to sign up!
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