2021 CRHNet Symposium

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We hope you will join us in collaboration, telling Canada’s evolving story of disaster risk reduction and resilience.

CRHNet will host our Annual Symposium virtually again this year and look forward to being back in person in 2022. Our mission is to bring together the disaster risk management community to increase resiliency through the transfer of knowledge, the building of relationships, and the exchange of best practices.  Our Symposium is a huge factor in being able to accomplish this.  The long term response, global impacts, increasing divisiveness and resistance to science during the pandemic have been a catalyst for many developments and innovations.  Collectively we have a responsibility to ensure that the knowledge, challenges and successes in emergencies and disaster management is shared and further explored together. 

Our way of working, communicating, responding, preparing, researching, field work, and engagement have changed significantly.  What does that mean for the future?  What is the Next Generation of disaster risk reduction and resilience?  Pivoting through the pandemic has put things in a constant state of forward propulsion, ready or not.  How do we harness this, apply the lessons learned and work toward the next generation of DRR?

It starts with events like the annual Symposium.  Working together with diverse stakeholders sharing results-based best practices with practical implications, what worked (and didn’t) and building back better to ensure that new methods are being adopted and developed.  Rarely before, and never with this level of technological  support, have we had a world of information and collaboration to build up from.  We are connected through experience and common goals, inter-connected society that is ready to embrace innovation that will impact next generations.

Call for speakers will open soon, and we also welcome your recommendations if there is someone you feel should have their voice and experience heard.  Watch our social media channels for regular updates and information.

Thank you to our membership and stakeholders for their support.

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