The past few years have witnessed many natural and human-caused disasters, including a global pandemic, that have influenced the lives of millions around the world. Health care organizations face greater challenges to prepare for new kinds of emergencies, some never seen or experienced before. Are health care facilities in Canada prepared for the next disasters?

Save the Date

Our next event will be on:

May 12 – 13, 2022

Target Audience


Professionals working mainly in hospitals, but also in pre-hospital emergency services, public health and other organizations involved in the health care sector.

  • Analysts
  • Business Continuity Professionals
  • Clinical Managers
  • Communications Professionals
  • Emergency Management Professionals
  • Emergency Preparedness Professionals
  • Emergency Response Professionals
  • Facility Administrators / Operations
  • Health & Safety Officers
  • Infection Control Specialists
  • Leaders of Emergency Department, Emergency Medicine or Emergency Services
  • Nursing Leaders and Educators
  • Public Safety Officers
  • Risk Professionals
  • Safety Specialist
  • Security Services
  • Support Services


Click to view the agenda from our last event.

Ongoing Call for Speakers

This is your opportunity to share your knowledge and experience with other health care professionals.

Please email us at info@sparkconferences.com to receive more information.

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

2021 Speakers

Moira Hennebury

Emergency Preparedness Specialist
Sunnybrook Health Science Centre & Ontario Health (Toronto Region)

Sudha Kutty

Vice President, Strategy & External Relations
Humber River Hospital

    Dr. Daniel Kollek

    Assistant Clinical Professor Emergency Medicine
    McMaster University
    Chair Disaster Committee
    Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP)
    Centre for Excellence in Emergency Preparedness (CEEP)

      Paul Bullock

      Senior Sales Executive

        Rev. Dr. Debra Orton

        Coordinating Chaplain
        Valley Regional Hospital

          Paul Sarnese

          Assistant Vice President Safety, Security and Emergency Management
          Virtua Health

            Diane Carmichael

            Manager, Emergency Preparedness
            Mackenzie Health

              Madeline Logan-Jeanbaptiste

              Manager of Patient Flow and NRT
              Mackenzie Health

                Dr. Christie MacDonald

                Interim Citywide Site Chief, Emergency Medicine
                London Health Sciences Centre

                  Alison Armstrong

                  Clinical Manager, Regional Trauma Program & NSQIP
                  London Health Sciences Centre

                    Susan Kriening

                    Manager, Southwest Ontario Regional Base Hospital Program
                    London Health Sciences Centre

                      Pascal Rodier

                      Emergency Preparedness Manager, Projects and Planning
                      Nova Scotia Health Authority

                        Grayson Cockett

                        Emergency Management Officer
                        Alberta Health Services

                          Dr. Sarah Minwanimad Funnell

                          Associate Medical Officer of Health
                          Ottawa Public Health
                          Director of Indigenous Health, Department of Family Medicine
                          Queen’s University

                            Cheryl Prescod

                            Executive Director
                            Black Creek Community Health Centre

                              Dr. Modupe Tunde-Byass

                              Black Physicians of Canada

                                Elyse Hosein

                                Emergency Preparedness Specialist Privacy & Risk Management Department
                                Scarborough Health Network

                                  Kassondra Stockman

                                  Emergency Preparedness Advisor
                                  Halton Healthcare

                                  Dr. Valérie Homier

                                  Emergency Physician & Medical Co-Director, Emergency Preparedness
                                  McGill University Health CentreAssistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
                                  McGill University

                                    Renee Blomme

                                    Director, Privacy and Risk
                                    Scarborough Health Network

                                      Dr. Nagi Souaiby

                                      Head, Emergency Department
                                      Notre Dame Maritime Hospital
                                      Byblos, Lebanon

                                        Wade Durham

                                        Chief Operating Officer

                                          Claudia Cocco

                                          Manager of Emergency Preparedness
                                          Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

                                          Ehren B. Ngo

                                          Emergency Operations Manager, Environmental Health & Safety
                                          Loma Linda University Health

                                            Rosemary Thuss

                                            Manager, Emergency Management
                                            London Health Sciences Centre

                                              David I. Blacksberg

                                              MPH Supervisor, Emergency Management/Business Continuity
                                              University of California San Diego Health

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                                                What our past delegates have said.

                                                Excellent, well-balanced agenda with current incident examples. Speakers were engaging and the hosts were excellent!
                                                Janet MaHospital for Sick Children
                                                Excellent sharing of experiences by like-minded professionals!
                                                T.J. McDonaldHealth Sciences North
                                                Spark Conferences are always engaging and informative. I always walk away with new strategies to implement at my organization.
                                                Linda de LucaOrnge
                                                Excellent topics covered with a great scope of areas covered for a diverse crowd.
                                                Fiona StewartThe Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)
                                                I loved the opportunity to network with others in the field of emergency preparedness, comparing notes and bouncing questions off others is something I need and lack the ability in my area. The professionals in this field are very few, making the drive worth it.
                                                Dave GadouryChatham-Kent Health Alliance
                                                These conferences are a wealth of international information and expertise that I am consistently amazed to receive in one day. Well organized, informative and extremely relevant for any healthcare setting – I’m already anticipating the next one!
                                                Rania ShuggiCentre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)


                                                Registration is currently closed

                                                Early Bird prices for 2022 are coming soon. Stay tuned!

                                                Super Early Bird Prices

                                                General Tickets are applicable to physicians, health care administrators (professionals holding titles such as Manager, Director, Vice President, Chief, President), government employees.

                                                Nurses and Paramedics Tickets are applicable to Registered Nurses (RN), Paramedics, Nurse Practitioners (NP), and other allied professionals excluding those in administration roles (Managers, Directors, Vice Presidents, Chiefs, Presidents).

                                                Student Tickets are applicable to students who are involved in full-time studies at the time of the conference. Please email a copy of your student id to info@sparkconferences.com upon completion of your registration.

                                                Conference Ticket Giveaway

                                                Enter for a chance to win free entry to the conference. Winners will be drawn at random and notified via email up to May 6.
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                                                In-Person Location

                                                BMO Education & Conference Centre
                                                Located in Toronto Western Hospital
                                                60 Leonard Ave
                                                Toronto, ON
                                                M5T 2R1

                                                PREFERRED HOTELS

                                                Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre: Delegates can make bookings at  Holiday Inn website, or via email reservations@hitorontodowntown.ca

                                                Chelsea Hotel Toronto: Bookings can be made on the Chelsea Hotel website. Delegates can make reservations by phone (1-800-CHELSEA) or email cstor.reservation@chelseatoronto.com.

                                                Virtual Location

                                                The link and passcode to log into the virtual event will be provided to all registered delegates by email closer to the day of the event.