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CIFAL York

CIFAL York is part of UNITAR's global network of training centers for knowledge-sharing, training, and capacity-building for leaders, local authorities, and civil society. Established in 2020 as a partnership between UNITAR, York University and York Region, CIFAL York started its operation in June 2021 as the first CIFAL Centre in Canada.

CIFAL York Focusing Areas

  • Disaster Risk, Emergency Management and Humanitarian Actions
  • Health, Development, Environment & Climate Change
  • Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Entrepreneurship, Digital Technology, and Economic Development
  • Advancing UN Sustainable Development Goals

UPCOMING & RECENT EVENTS

Rapid Disaster Damage Assessment: Session 3

Moderator: Hedieh Hafezi, Business Continuity and Emergency Management Planner, Planning and Development, City of Calgary

Speakers:

Aparna Tandon, Senior Programme Leader First Aid and Resilience for Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis, Sustaining Digital Heritage, Co-Chair INSARAG Flexible Response Subgroup on Heritage Safeguard (Honorary), ICCROM, Rome, Italy

Jui Ambani, Programme Assistant, First Aid and Resilience for Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis Programme, ICCROM, Rome, Italy

Topic: Post-Event Damage and Risk Assessment for Cultural Heritage

EQUITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION IN DISASTER & EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ASPEAKER SERIES: SESSION 6

Moderator: Sonia Singh, Emergency Manager, City of Markham, Ontario, Canada
Speaker 1 : Brandy Mai, Owner, CEO, and Consultant, CrisisTalker. JD & Ga-CEM
Topic: Neurodiversity Considerations in Disaster Operation
Speaker 2: Dr. Rodric Bowman, Director, Northeastern Operations for the Olson Group, LTD. Emergency Management and Resiliency researcher, practitioner, and thought leader
Topic: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Emergency Management Programs and Practice

EMERGENCY & CRISIS COMMUNICATION FOR EXECUTIVES AND LEADERS

A Virtual (Zoom) Crash Course from CIFAL York

For executives and senior managers in public and private sectors, students in disaster & emergency management, public health, public policy, management, and media not traditionally trained in communication but likely to be tasked with the role during a crisis etc.

Friday Jan. 13, 2023- 11 AM – 1 PM​ EST | Friday Jan. 27, 2023, 11-1PM EST | Friday Feb. 10, 2023, 11AM-12:00PM EST

DISASTER RISK ASSESSMENT TRAPS & ERRORS: THEORY AND PRACTICE

A Virtual (Zoom) Crash Course from CIFAL York

For executives and senior managers in public and private sectors, professionals and students in disaster & emergency management, business continuity professionals, risk managers, researchers in the area of disaster risk assessment, etc.

Friday Jan. 20, 2023, 10 AM – 1 PM​ EST | Friday Feb. 03, 2023, 10 AM-1 PM EST | Friday Feb. 17, 2023, 10 AM - 1:00PM EST

Bringing nature-based climate action into cities in challenging times

Wednesday 16 November 2022, 16.45 - 18.15 in Room Thebes

Livestreaming: https://youtu.be/80CcO2wQQ4Q

Emerging & systemic Risks Monthly Lecture Series

Speaker: Dr. Jack Rozdilski, Associate Professor, Disaster & Emergency Management, York University

Topic: Preparedness for Nuclear Conflicts: Reuse of Former Nuclear Bunkers in Canada