IAEM-Canada Partnership Engagement Committee

Director, Partnership Engagement Committee
Kenneth Letander, B.S.W.

Indigenous Engagement Advisor
Edmonton, AB

Vice Chair
Magda Sulzycki

Business Continuity Management Consultant-
Grid Emergency Management
Toronto Hydro
Toronto, ON

Committee Roster

Download the committee roster with additional details about the members.

David Aalders
Mainland North Joint 
Emergency Management Team 
Halifax, NS 

Paul-Émile Auger
Emergency Management Specialist
Technical Services
Waban-Aki Tribal Council - Grand Conseil de la Nation Waban-Aki 


Damien Coakeley
Senior Manager
Security, Life Safety and Emergency Management


Jim Montgomery
Owner/ConsultantEmergency Situation Management And Response Training - CanadaOttawa

Pascal Rodier MStJ, MA, CEM
Manager of Projects and Planning

Nova Scotia Health - Emergency Preparedness

Committee Mission

The Partnership Engagement Committee’s mandate is to make recommendations to the IAEM Canada Board of Directors on partnership engagement that support IAEM emergency management and planning initiatives at the local, provincial/territorial, indigenous and national levels through a proactive and coordinated approach. Partnerships Include:

  • Champions of Disaster Risk Reduction/Emergency Management
  • Universities and Colleges
  • Professional Associations

We are working to support our membership, enhance cooperation and team-work of all those interested in strengthening emergency management and overall disaster resilience in Canada. We look forward to hearing from you!

Committee Goals

  • Foster relationships with the local, provincial/territorial, aboriginal and national levels of government, the private sector agencies and Councils, boards, and commissions that support emergency management and planning initiatives.
  • Engage with stakeholder community to learn and echo challenges, ideas, and suggestions to encourage the development of implementation guidelines for the newly released Emergency Management Strategy for Canada.
  • Monitor proposed legislation at the local, provincial/territorial, aboriginal and national levels which may impact emergency management activities or the goals of the Council, or may set a precedent for future legal implications

Join the Committee

If interested in the Partnership Engagement Committee, please contact Teresa Burgess-Ogilvie.