The Regional Municipality Of York

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From vulnerability to resilience, lessons in emergency management

York Region’s annual emergency management conference to highlight personal stories of resilience

Newmarket – The Regional Municipality of York is hosting the 2018 Emergency Control Group Training and Education Conference on Friday, November 9.

As part of the conference theme Bouncing Back From Crisis: Building Resilience, speakers will share experiences of how their organizations were able to recover and bounce back from adverse events. These events include a devastating fire at the Georgina Nurse Practitioner-led Clinic, a ransomware cyberattack on the Town of Wasaga Beach and a rain event that overwhelmed the Town of Tecumseh’s infrastructure.

York Region’s community partners in emergency management, including our nine local cities and towns, non-government organizations, and staff will be in attendance.

Friday, November 9, 2018

8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cardinal Golf Club
2740 Davis Drive West, Township of King


  • Wayne Emmerson, York Region Chairman and CEO
  • Beth Cowper-Fung, Clinical Director, Georgina Nurse Practitioner-led Clinic
  • Sgt. Douglas Ritchie, York Regional Police
  • George Vadeboncoeur, Chief Administrative Officer (Retired), Town of Wasaga Beach
  • Tony Haddad, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Tecumseh

Follow the conference on Twitter using the hashtag #YREM2018

The Regional Municipality of York consists of nine local cities and towns and provides a variety of programs and services to 1.2 million residents and 51,000 businesses with 620,000 employees. More information about the Region’s key service areas is available at

Media Contact:
Kimberley Henderson, The Regional Municipality of York
Phone: 1-877-464-9675, ext. 77401 or
Cell: 289-221-2895

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