SARscene 2017 Program
Moving Forward Collaboratively

Meetings – Sunday November 19, 2017 (By Invitation Only)

08:30 17:00

Break 10:00
and
15:00

Lunch 12:00

Meeting 1: Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary (CCGA) Board Meeting

Chair: Randy Strandt (30 persons)

***Start on Saturday Nov 18***

Room AMBASSADOR B

Meeting 2: Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA)

Chair: Frank Schuurmans (6 persons)

Room AMBASSADOR D

Meeting 3 : Ground Search and Rescue Council of Canada (GSARCC)

Co-Chairs: Dominik Breton (PS) and Andrew Morrison (BC) (50 persons)
Secretary: Jacqui Bannach

Room AMBASSADOR H

Meeting 4: Search and Rescue Volunteer Association of Canada (SARVAC)

Chair: Scott Wright (25 persons)

Room AMBASSADOR C

12:00
19:00

Registration and Information Desk
11th floor Lobby

SARscene Conference Day 1 – November 20, 2017

07:00
17:00

Registration and Information Desk
11th floor Lobby

08:30
09:30

Opening Ceremony and “In Memoriam” Presentation – Master of Ceremony (MC): Dominik Breton, Public Safety Canada (PS)
Traditional welcome and opening remarks

Room AMBASSADOR A

09:30
10:00

Plenary 1 : Moving Forward Collaboratively

Keynote Speaker: Stéphanie Durand, Director General, Emergency Management and Programs Branch, Policy and Outreach Directorate, PS

Room AMBASSADOR A

Search and Rescue New Initiatives Funds (SAR NIF) Showcase 10:00- 17:00 Room AMBASSADOR A

10:00
10:30

Break
Room AMBASSADOR A

10:30
12:00

Parallel 1: Innovation, Technology and New Tools: Highlighting the Proposed Public Safety Broadband Network (PSBN)

Presenter: Connie Cheung and Janelle Beaudette, PS
Facilitator: Chris Charron, PS

Objective: Engage the SAR community and understand how they may benefit from a PSBN, the challenges currently faced by this group, and the needs of those participating in search and rescue activities to determine the impact of a PSBN.

Room AMBASSADOR B

Parallel 2: Consultation on Priorities for SAR Volunteers

Presenters: Randy Strandt, CCGA
Scott Wright, SARVAC
Frank Schuurmans, CASARA
Facilitator: Jacqui Bannach, PS

Objective: provide a comprehensive understanding of the opportunities and challenges collectively facing SAR volunteers as they define and seek a path forward to address the priority areas under the Volunteer SAR Council.

Room AMBASSADOR H

Parallel 3: Mental Health Preparedness and the Road to Readiness

Presenters: Manitoba Office of the Fire Commissioner (MOFC) / Mental Health Commission of Canada: Stephen Jones, Burlington Fire Department

Objective: Introduce valuable skills, tools and resources specific to: stigma and barriers to care; healthy coping strategies and mental toughness which are part of the Road to Mental Readiness (R2MR) basic course.

Room AMBASSADOR C

12:00
13:30

Lunch provided
Room AMBASSADOR A

13:30
15:00

Parallel 4: Leveraging Volunteer Capacity in Canada (including non-traditional SAR)

Presenters: Duane McKay, Province of Saskatchewan, Lawrence Conway and Rod Penney, PS
Facilitator: Rod Penney, PS

Objective: Present an update on the F/P/T project 'Understanding and Enabling Volunteer Management in Canada', and discuss how SAR volunteers can play a key role in supplementing EM volunteer response capacity. This will include an example of how a ground SAR team has assisted with the response to floods last spring in Ontario and Quebec.

Room AMBASSADOR B

Parallel 5: SAR in Remote Areas: A Conversation on Indigenous and Northern SAR

Presenters: Superintendent Peter Garapick, Canadian Coast Guard, Ted Rankine, Canadian Safe Boating Council, and Murray Wagner, Representative, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
Facilitator: Cristiane Peever, PS

Objective: Highlight the progress made and best practices utilized to strengthen community capacity to respond to maritime incidents and discuss other mitigation or prevention measures which could be implemented to address these risk areas.

Room AMBASSADOR H

Parallel 6: Large Search Operations

Presenters: Cliff Samson, Ontario Provincial Police and Stuart Evans, RCMP « D » Division

Objective: Discuss Manitoba Case studies where Command was challenged from the onset with the number of spontaneous volunteers and responding resources. These case studies will focus on the lessons learned from all aspects of the incident.

Room AMBASSADOR C

15:00
15:30

Break
Room AMBASSADOR A

15:30 16:30

Plenary 2: Weather Basics, Awareness and Preparedness

Presenter: Natalie Hasell, Warning Preparedness Meteorologist, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Room AMBASSADOR A

18:00

Meet and Greet hosted by the province of Manitoba
Room TERRACE WEST

SARscene Conference Day 2 – November 21, 2017

08:00
12:00

Registration and Information Desk
11th floor Lobby

08:30
08:40

Recap of day 1: Dominik Breton, PS

08:40
09:40

Plenary 3: Search and Rescue in Canada – Looking Forward to the Future.

Panelists: Dave Schafer, MOFC, Scott Wright, SARVAC and Colonel Iain Huddleston, Canadian Armed Forces (CAF)
Facilitator: Stéphanie Durand, PS

Objective: Explore current trends and challenges in Canada's Search and Rescue system with a focus on what the direction and priorities for the community should be going forward.

Room AMBASSADOR A

Search and Rescue New Initiatives Funds (SAR NIF) Showcase 08:30- 12:00 Room AMBASSADOR A

09:40
10:00

Break
AMBASSADOR A

10:00
11:00

Parallel 7: Setting the course – A Transport Canada (TC) Marine Safety Update

Presenters: Michelle Maruk and Larry Spears, TC
Facilitator: Connie Cheung, PS

Objective: Provide an update on TC programs and regulations to increase boating safety awareness and compliance through education and awareness to reduce the number of Marine SAR incidents across the country and reduce fatalities.

Room AMBASSADOR B

Parallel 8: SAR Alerting

Presenter: Major Myrian Lafrance, CAF
Facilitator: Cristiane Peever, PS

Objective: Discuss products and processes that work best for receiving alerts, collecting information necessary to minimize investigative time, to avoid false or unnecessary alerts, and to effectively reach SAR authorities and the implications for public awareness and prevention programs.

Room AMBASSADOR H

Parallel 9: Exploring the Manitoba Model for SAR

Presenter: Tobin Praznik, MOFC, Manitoba Emergency Services College - Program Manager, Provincial GSAR Coordinator, CANTF4 Task Force Leader

Objective: Provide an overview of the Manitoba SAR model that includes both provincial response teams, SARMAN and CANTF4 (HUSAR). The overview will include the oversight of both teams, roles and responsibilities, call out procedures and the importance of partnerships and relationships

Room AMBASSADOR C

11:05
12:05

Parallel 10: SAR in Major Municipalities

Presenter: Sergeant Randy Antonio, Winnipeg Police Service and Superintendent Bill Neadles, Toronto Police Service
Facilitator: Jacqui Bannach, PS

Objective: Highlight the growing demand for SAR and its impact on policing resources in major municipalities and the tools available to both prevent and respond to incidents

Room AMBASSADOR B

Parallel 11: (H)USAR: Leveraging Relationships and Identifying Opportunities for Collaboration

Presenters: Canada HUSAR Task Forces
Facilitator: Amanda Nolan, PS

Objective: Leverage relationships with federal, provincial and volunteer SAR organizations, NGOs and local emergency response organizations to ensure a whole community response and advance public safety.

Room  AMBASSADOR H

Parallel 12: SAR Operations and Readiness

Presenter: Dave Lussier, President SAR Manitoba Volunteer Association, and Scott Kerbis, Instructor, Manitoba Emergency Services College

Objective: Focus on the preparedness and situational awareness for SAR volunteers. Concepts of leadership, stress management, safety, documentation, communications and social media will all be touched on within this presentation.

Room AMBASSADOR C

12:10
12:30

SARscene 2017 Summation and Closing: Dominik Breton, PS

Room AMBASSADOR A

Partners Meetings (By Invitation Only)

14:00
17:00

Meeting 5: (H)USAR Task Forces

Lead: Canada Task Force 4

Room TERRACE WEST

Meeting 6: SAR Incident Prevention Working Group (SIPWG)

Lead: Jacqui Bannach, PS

Room AMBASSADOR D

Meeting 7: Volunteer SAR Council

Lead: Scott Wright, SARVAC

Room EXECUTIVE BOARDROOM

Meeting 8: CCG and CCGA

Lead: François Vézina

******All day Tuesday******

Room AMBASSADOR E

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