14th Annual Victoria Seminar (2018)

Emergency Preparedness for Industry and Commerce Council (EPICC)

Emergency Management BC (EMBC)

Jointly Present


“Applying what we preach…Why is this not happening?”

The following is the agenda for the 1-day event in Victoria.  This seminar will focus on how different types of organizations:  public and private are preparing for responding and recovering from major emergencies and disasters within our communities.  It will also provide an opportunity to discuss how we can build community resiliency.


WHEN:           Friday, September 28th, 2018, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.


Registration & Networking begins @ 8:30 and Seminar begins promptly @ 9:00

Introduction:            Lisa Benini, EPICC Board of Director


Welcome:                Jennifer Rice, Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness, Ministry of Public Safety & Solicitor General

Emergency Preparedness & Business Continuity Program at Vancity

Anthonia Ogundele, Manager, Business Continuity and Environmental Sustainability & Suzanne Peralta, BCM Program, Vancity Credit Union

Preparing for ShakeOut BC on October 18th, 2018 at 10:18 a.m.

Samantha Watkins, Planning Officer, FLNRO-RD

Mental fitness:  A Cornerstone in Emergency Preparedness Training

Sara Wegwitz, Resiliency & Mental Health Trainer, Tailor Making Health

Emergency Preparedness Program for BC Transit

Stephen Anderson, Safety & Security Manager, BC Transit

Building Damage and Safety Assessments – A Framework for Large and Small Communities

Steven Bibby, Senior Manager, Security & Emergency Services , BC Housing

After the Disaster…Reuniting Students with Their Families

Marketa Lund, School Emergency Management Consultant, School District 61

Panel Discussion – Local Government Emergency Preparedness Program

Tanya Patterson, Emergency Program Coordinator, Victoria

Maegan Thompson, Emergency Program Coordinator, Saanich

Sara Jansen, Emergency Program Coordinator, Esquimalt

Stephanie Dunlop, Emergency Program Coordinator, Metchosin

Brittany Schina, Senior Project Manager, Regional Emergency Management Partnerships (REMP)

WHERE:      Sandman Hotel – Orchid Room, 2852 Douglas Street, Victoria (Free parking available)


COST:              $75.00 each for EPICC members and $100.00 each for non-members


Space is limited so Register Early by clicking here

Any questions can be directed to (604) 312-9490 or info@epicc.org