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Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness turns assets over to Centennial College

Effective Jan. 31, the Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness (CCEP) is ceasing operations and will award its assets to the Emergency Management and Public Safety Institute (EMPSI) of Centennial College in Toronto.


January 28, 2013
By Canadian Security

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“CCEP has done what it set out to do, and now it’s time to hand over the benefits of our collective knowledge, expertise and experiences to an organization that will not only uphold CCEP’s heritage and mandate, but also build on our accomplishments for a safer and more resilient Canada,” said Sean Tracey, Chair of the CCEP Board of Directors, in a release.

The CCEP Legacy Working Group choose EMPSI based on its commitment “to preserving the centre’s emergency management and business continuity products, including its unique B-Ready Now software, a web-based business disruption-planning program.”

“We are excited by the opportunity to integrate CCEP’s body of work and technical knowledge in our own curriculum, while ensuring CCEP’s legacy endures and thrives well into the future,” said EMPSI manager Ginette Soulieres. “EMPSI will explore the feasibility of further developing the B-Ready Now software and identifying new business applications and audiences for its use.”

Among EMPSI’s commitments to CCEP are: to enhance the Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness Awards in conjunction with the World Conference on Disaster Management (WCDM); to establish the Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness Scholarship Endowment Fund; and to nurture the Emergency Management and Public Safety Institute into a centre of excellence.

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CCEP was originally founded in 1993.


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