Pandemic Risk

The current COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance that organizations have a comprehensive emergency management plan in place. Understanding areas of risk and the potential business impacts can help organizations with their critical decision making and implementation of risk management measures to mitigate and resolve negative implications. Development, practice, and execution of Pandemic Plans are critical to organizational effectiveness.

To support your organization, The Centre for Crisis & Risk Communications works collaboratively with some of Canada’s leading Pandemic Innovation & Emergency Management Specialists.

Our Pandemic Innovation & Emergency Management Specialists can support your organization through:

Pandemic Innovation:

During these uncertain times experienced and certified pandemic planners can help identify critical functions so that you maintain viability within your business.

Our Pandemic Innovation Specialists can help with the “new normal” that COVID19 has thrust upon us by identifying new protocols that protect your staff and customers so that you can continue to stay in business.

Crisis Leadership:

Leadership experience in government and corporate strategic planning for complex infrastructure with specialization in emergency response, business continuity, crisis and risk management through management of 3 of the largest disasters in Canadian history while supporting 6 States of Local Emergency.

Business Impact Analysis:

Ensure corporations are prepared for response to major business interruptions through corporate Disaster Preparedness Programs aimed at building resilient organizations by skills inventories and identification of critical services.

Contingency Plans:

Determine the Critical Infrastructure Interdependencies and cascading impacts to your business in order to survive the strain on any sector.

Greg Solecki, CEM, CBCP, MCML

Implementing and leading all aspects of Crisis Management and business continuity for public and private organizations.

Greg has over 20 years of senior leadership experience in emergency, continuity, crisis and risk management.


The focus of his expertise is to ensure leaders and executives are prepared for major business interruptions such as loss of workforce (pandemic), loss of workplace (earthquake) or loss of service (cyber attack) through site alignment and corporate crisis leadership.


He has created numerous preparedness, continuity, and security programs to ensure progressive and sustained operations, additionally serving as site and EOC manager during countless emergencies and disasters in Canada.


Greg provides his expertise for international standards development related to crisis, emergency, and continuity management.

Scott Roberts, MA Leadership

Vice President IAEM Canada. Emergency Manager, Community Builder, Facilitator

An emergency management leader with a diversified background in strategic, operational and tactical preparedness, response and recovery programs. Internationally trained and accredited as an NFPA emergency services instructor, accredited as an Incident Command System (ICS) instructor in Canada and an accredited Associate Business Continuity Professional (ABCP).


Scott enjoyed a three decade career in policing with experiences from street patrol, investigations, program development and management of members. As a serving Toronto Police officer he performed as the lead or as a member of the joint services Ground Search and Rescue team, Public Order Management team, Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear explosives (CBRNe) team and Heavy Urban Search and Rescue team (HUSAR) Canada Task Force 3.


Every risk management, business continuity, and emergency response plan needs to be supported by clear, concise, and timely communications. The Centre for Crisis & Risk Communications can further support your organization through:


  • communication audits
  • communication plan audits
  • communication (risk and crisis) plan creation
  • communication plan testing and practicing (table top exercises, functional exercises)
  • training and coaching
  • support during events

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