The Sheela Basrur Centre and Public Health Ontario are
offering a two-day crisis communications workshop focusing on the current
opioid epidemic. This interactive workshop will highlight crisis and
stakeholder communications while exploring best practices and lessons learned
from the field. Both days will be facilitated by risk and emergency
communications experts, The Warning Project. This workshop is available to
public health professionals and community partners.
Wednesday, November 29 & Thursday, November 30
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. both days.
$325 + HST (includes registration, breakfast, lunch and refreshments for both days)
Public Health Ontario
480 University Avenue – 3rd Floor, Boardroom 350
Day 1: Introduction to Crisis Communications
This session will highlight theory and best practices
experienced in health crisis events with a strong focus on stakeholder
collaboration. Fundamental crisis communications aspects like transparency,
listening, stigma, uncertainty, panic and communications coordination will also
be covered. Interactive elements and exercises will be incorporated to
encourage discussion and collaboration among the attendees throughout the day.
Day 2: Planning and Implementing Crisis Communications
Day two of the workshop will be rooted in skill-building
exercises, providing participants with in-depth knowledge and training in
planning and implementing crisis communications. Group exercises will support
participants in their collaboration with organizations and community partners
during a crisis. This workshop will also feature a panel discussion, providing
an opportunity for leaders across the health system and community partners to
share their experiences in tackling issues surrounding the opioid crisis while
exploring lessons learned and future recommendations.
Registration is limited so sign-up today! Facilitator
About the Facilitor: John Rainford, Director, The Warning Project
John is the former Director, Emergency and Risk Communications for Health Canada and Global Project Lead, Risk Communication Capacity Building for the World Health Organization. Additionally, he worked at the Privy Council Office in Ottawa as the lead analyst responsible for national security communications.
John has specialized in the field of high risk communication for the past 15 years after several years covering and working in politics as a journalist and aide on Canada’s Parliament Hill.
He has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Queen’s University, teaches emergency risk communication at Carleton University, and has led emergency risk communication workshops around the world involving participants from over 150 different countries.
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