EVENTS - OVERVIEW

Events – Overview

Emergency Response Assistance Canada's Dangerous Goods Emergency Management Conference provides topical and relevant information on emergency management and safety to those in the oil and gas, emergency response and transportation industries.

Dangerous Goods Emergency Management (DGEM) Conference

The DGEM Conference offers a unique opportunity for ERAC Plan Participant members and responders to meet, build relationships, share ideas, and learn valuable information from a diverse array of subject-matter experts and technical training sessions. Conference activities include the National Responder Awards reception and dinner, where ERAC recognizes the efforts of our outstanding responders and response teams.


The 2024 Dangerous Goods Emergency Management Conference will take place from June 4 - 6, 2024, at Hotel Arts in Calgary, Alberta. 

You can find more information on the conference here.

Need more information on the conference? Please contact info@erac.org.

National Responder Awards

Emergency Response Assistance Canada (ERAC)’s vision is to be the highest quality emergency preparedness and response assistance organization in Canada.

To recognize the efforts of our outstanding individuals and response teams, ERAC has created three awards in these areas:

  1. Leadership

  2. Safety

  3. Training and Learning

Nominations take place every two years and awards are presented at ERAC’s Dangerous Goods Emergency Management Conference.

Nominations for our National Responder Awards are now open. Please apply before March 31, 2024

 

Award Recipients

2022:

  • Excellence in Leadership Award – Andy Jeves

  • Excellence in Safety Award – Wayne Marshall

  • Excellence in Training and Learning Award – GFL Environmental Inc. Saskatoon

2019:

  • Excellence in Leadership Award – Normand Desvergnes

  • Excellence in Safety Award – Raymond St. Onge

  • Excellence in Teamwork and Collaboration Award – Jim Houghton

  • Excellence in Training and Learning Award – LPG – Sutherland Excavating Ltd.; Flammable Liquids – RST Industries Limited

2018:

  • Excellence in Leadership Award – Shaune Zeleny

  • Excellence in Safety Award – Pat Mason

  • Excellence in Teamwork and Collaboration Award – Des Hemeon

  • Excellence in Training and Learning Award – LPG – BC South Response Team; Flammable Liquids – GFL Environmental Inc. Saskatoon

2017:

  • Excellence in Leadership Award – Harvey Steffensen

  • Excellence in Safety Award – Mark Jasper

  • Excellence in Teamwork and Collaboration Award – John Frankruyter

  • Excellence in Training and Learning Award – LPG – Keyera ; Flammable Liquids – QM Environmental (Stoney Creek)