Dear Emerging Professionals,

The Canadian Risk and Hazards Network (CRHNet) invites you to apply for the 2024/25 Emerging Professionals (EP) Committee. We are looking for passionate individuals who are committed to growing and advocating our community, and creating opportunities for professional development. If you are interested in joining the CRHNet EP Committee for the 2024/25 year, please submit your online applicationApplications are open from June 1 – 30, 2024.

The CRHNet EP Committee is dedicated to supporting and advocating for emerging professionals in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Disaster and Emergency Management (D&EM) across Canada. This past year, our work took the form of facilitating knowledge sharing (online webinars, training), building a national online community (discord), connecting EPs with meaningful opportunities for professional development through our bi-monthly newsletter, and uplifting the voices of emerging and established professionals through our national survey.

The CRHNet is committed to Indigenous Truth and Reconciliation and to upholding the principles of anti-racism, equity, diversity, and inclusion. Our aim is to create committees that reflect the many social identities of the CRHNet’s membership, including ethnic origin, race, age, disability, religion, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation.

Please refer to the attached descriptions for information about each committee role and anticipated workload. All of our committee positions are volunteer, and committee meetings take place virtually over Zoom.

We thank all who apply to join the EP committee. Selected applicants will be contacted for interviews in early July before committee appointments are approved in late-July.

The CRHNet EP committee aims to provide accommodation during all parts of the application process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. To ask questions, or to request a word document copy of the application form or other accommodation(s) that you may require to ensure your equal participation, please contact a


Sarah Cowan and Willow Weber 

CRHNet EP Committee Co-Chairs

EP 2024 Committee Applicaiton Invitation