When is the SEPA Annual Conference?
- The 2022 SEPA Conference is being held November 7-10, 2022. Registration is open. Click here to register.
Where is the Conference held?
- The Conference is being held at the Saskatoon Inn & Conference Centre in Saskatoon, SK. A block of rooms has been secured at the Saskatoon Inn & Conference Centre, 2002 Airport Drive. They will be held at the special SEPA rates of $132.00 plus applicable taxes until Friday, October 7th. Please use the SEPA Group Confirmation - SK Emergency Planners Association block when you are booking your room. You can contact the Hotel at (306) 242-1440, through their toll free number at 1-800-667-8789, email reservations at firstname.lastname@example.org , or book through the online booking at https://reservations.travelclick.com/6876?groupID=3357109
Pre-Conference Training & Workshops
November 7-8, 2022
Steven Santelli – Senior Dangerous Goods Officer, CN Rail
- Steven Santelli is a Senior Dangerous Goods Officer for Canadian National Railway, based in Winnipeg, as well manages the Dangerous Goods Officers in the Western Provinces. Steven is mandated with three core responsibilities at CN; 1) outreach activities along CN’s corridor to teach communities and first responders how to safely and effectively respond to a train incident, 2) respond to rail incidents involving dangerous goods, and 3) ensure regulatory compliance of the movement of dangerous goods by rail. Steven started his haz-mat emergency response career in 2007 as a contractor in BC for all modes of transportation, and then accepted a job with CN in 2011 as a Dangerous Goods Officer.
- Mike LoVecchio is a public relations professional with two decades experience providing communications solutions and advice to industry and government. He is Director, Indigenous Relations and Government Affairs at Canadian Pacific. He manages the day-to-day relationship between Canadian Pacific, Indigenous communities system-wide and federal, provincial, regional and municipal governments in western Canada. Previously, Mike was spokesperson for Canadian Pacific. He has also been a Communications Manager and spokesperson for the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation, an entrepreneur, an aide to federal Cabinet Ministers, a public affairs consultant, a campaign manager, a media coach and a scuba diving instructor. He is ICS 300 certified, has taken advanced dangerous goods training at the Security and Emergency Response Training Center in Colorado and is a qualified train conductor. Mike’s strengths include crisis communications, media relations, public relations, event management, issue management, branding, positioning and presentations in a results-oriented environment. He has produced conventions, documentaries, events, marketing tools and scripts for industry and government. Mike is a qualified Conductor and maintains his railway operating rules qualifications. He routinely participates in safety inspections and walkabouts. He has emergency response training from the Security and Emergency Response Training Center in Pueblo Colorado. He is ICS300 qualified. Mike earned a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) from Trent University. He has also earned several recognition awards for public communications. In 2007, his team won a Telly Award for a government of British Columbia video production promoting the Pacific Gateway.
- James and Angellah develop and deliver Mental Health workshops, lectures, and content as Sask Mental Health Training & Support Teams. Together, with over 28 years in the Fire Service, Critical Incident Stress Management, Conflict Resolution, and Professional Support, The Brayshaws bring a cornucopia of insight to their workshops.
- To aid participants in understanding Mental Health in self and in others
- to encourage non-judgmental support for those around us
- to inspire artful communication
- and to aid participants in developing the language to become comfortable with conversations about all things human.
Teri Lang – Warning Preparedness Meteorologist, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Pamela Goulden-McLeod – Director of Saskatoon EMO, Saskatoon Emergency Management Organization
Lorraine Serhienko – Assistant to the Registrar, Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical Association
James & Angellah Brayshaw – Mental Health Educators, Saskatchewan Mental Health Training & Support Teams
Constable Ryan MacLeod, Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Colleen Christopherson-Cote – Incident Command, Saskatoon Interagency Response to COVID-19
For a more detailed program click here.
What is the SEPA cancellation policy?
- All cancellations and registration transfers must be submitted in writing and emailed to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone cancellations will NOT be accepted. Cancellations received on or before September 23, 2022, will be refunded. All cancellations are subject to a $100 penalty. No shows will not be refunded. Refunds may take eight weeks to process.
Who can I contact for more information?
Dana Leidl is the SEPA Administrative Coordinator and can be reached at 306.361.0930 or email@example.com.