In June 2009, as part of its commitment to deliver on the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction's Hyogo Framework for Action, Canada announced the establishment of a National Platform for disaster risk reduction (DRR) to build multi-stakeholder coordinated leadership in DRR.
The Fifth Annual Roundtable will take place in Toronto, Ontario on October 21, 2014.
Program and registration information will be available soon.
The Canadian Risk and Hazards Network Spring 2014 newsletter is now available on their website: http://www.crhnet.ca/
Le bulletin du printemps 2014 du Reseau canadien d'étude des risques et dangers (RCERD) est maintenant disponisble sure leur site web (anglais seulement): http://www.crhnet.ca/
The General Membership is open to participation by any individual, organization, company, government or other entity interested in contributing to disaster resilience. General Members are encouraged to engage in the work of Canada's Platform through existing sectoral fora, such as Critical Infrastructure Sector Networks and Domestic Group on Emergency Management. There is no maximum number of General Membership spaces and there is no cost associated with General Membership.
The General Membership of Canada's Platform is the main plenary body of the Platform. The General Membership is a key component of the ongong dialogue on disaster risk reduction; it provides the mechanism for all participants to engage in the Platform and it acts as the pool from which Advisory Committee and Working Group members can be drawn.