2nd National Emergency Management Forum: Floods, Wildfires, Severe Storms, and Pandemics: Are First Nations Ready?

Mar 05 - 07, 2024
In-PersonHilton Lac-Leamy
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About the Event Overview

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) will host the 2nd National Emergency Management Forum – Floods, Wildfires, Severe Storms, and Pandemics: Are First Nations Ready? on March 5-7, 2024, at the Hilton Lac Leamy in Gatineau, Quebec, QC.

The Forum will offer discussions, presentations, and updates from First Nations emergency management (EM) practitioners, share successful emergency management initiatives and projects, and offer networking and information-sharing opportunities. The Forum will also include dialogue on issues and challenges with the development of the care and control of culturally relevant emergency management.

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Who should attend?

  • First Nations leaders
  • Regional emergency management practitioners
  • Academics
  • Health technicians
  • First Nations emergency management coordinators
  • Government officials involved in emergency management regionally and nationally

How to Attend Find out how to register, how to get there, and where to stay.


Please register for the Forum at the following link:

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You can also register by completing the following registration form and send to [email protected].

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All activities will be taking place at the Hilton Lac Leamy, 1 Boulevard du Casino, Gatineau, Quebec, QC.  Forum registration and activities will take place at the Mozart Ballroom/Foyer, starting with registration on the evening of March 4, 2024. 

The Forum topics will include:

  • Updates from AFN on emergency management
  • Federal government updates on emergency management
  • Community-drive disaster risk reduction
  • Atlantic First Nations Emergency Preparedness Network
  • First Nations youth and emergency management
  • Presentation from the Search and Rescue Volunteer Association of Canada
  • Holistic emergency preparedness and response
  • Climate change

Forum Program:

Monday March 4, 2024

5:00PM – 7:00PM             

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Tuesday, March 5, 2024

7:30AM – 4:00PM             

Forum registration open

8:30AM – 5:00PM             

Opening ceremonies, plenaries, panel presentations, workshops

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

8:30AM – 3:00PM    

Plenaries, panel presentations and workshops

Thursday, March 7, 2024

8:30AM – 12:00PM             

Plenary presentations, workshops and closing ceremonies




Please visit to make a booking online using the promotion code listed below.

Your Air Canada promotion code: PEDM4XN1

Applicable Rules:

  • The booking is to be made to the following city: Ottawa, ON
  • The travel period begins February 26, 2024, and ends March 14, 2023.
  • For North America 5% applies on standard fares, 10% on flex fares & higher. For International Travel 10% on standard fares & higher.
  • However, all bookings made using the promotion code will count toward the minimum 10 passenger requirement for Meetings and Conventions events.

Hotel Accommodations

DEADLINE: Room rate available only until Friday, February 16, 2024

Hilton Lac Leamy:

Our host hotel for the Forum is the Hilton Lac Leamy, 1 Boulevard du Casino, Gatineau, Quebec, QC.  Note that there are limited number of rooms in our hotel block and the room rates start at $239/night plus applicable taxes. 

Important: Hotels rooms at the Forum venue are limited. Please note when making your hotel guest-room reservations there will be a one-night non-refundable charge. We ask for your understanding as this is done to avoid attrition costs for the rooms being held for the host organization.

  • To book your room online, please go to the following link:

  • To book your room by phone, please call the Hilton Reservations toll free at 1-866-488-7888 requesting group code AQR

Contact Information

If you need assistance registering online, please contact our Registration Coordinator: Tash Cote at [email protected].

For general information on the Forum, please contact us at [email protected].