Program delivery note

Program delivery note: Fanshawe will temporarily deliver this program as listed under "locations" to the right of your screen or in the "+ more details" menu on mobile. Delivery format may change for January 2021 and onwards.

Graduate with diverse skills for all types of emergencies - 2021/2022

For intakes beginning in Fall 2021, please see Emergency Management, EMG3.

Emergencies happen every day, and everywhere. Their responses require a dynamic and unique set of skills. Lives hang in the balance. Safety is the bottom-line. If an exciting and extraordinary career is what you’re looking for, and if you want to contribute to society in a meaningful way, the Emergency Management program will give you the opportunity to be the best you can be.

You’ll begin immediately learning how to handle disaster preparedness, and how to coordination real emergencies and deal with catastrophes. You’ll tackle risk assessment theory, terrorism, mitigation/prevention, response and recovery techniques. These skills are unique, sophisticated and invaluable. And you’ll have earned them all. You’ll also have the flexibility to learn these skills in a mixture of online and in-class learning, tailored to your schedule and your needs.

Work within the business/industry and public sectors in positions relating to emergency management planning and liaising with community partners. Your work will be behind the scenes, ensuring lives are saved, property protected.

At the end of the day, your career will be a defining part of who you are. Manage your future today.

This program is delivered in a blended in-class/online delivery format. It is suitable for students who can commit one day per week in-class and who are also self-motivated to complete the extensive on-line learning that is required.



More Information - 2021/2022

Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Develop, review, and update emergency policies and programs based upon relevant legislation, standards, and procedures;
  2. Conduct hazards identification and risk assessments, based on probability and consequence including the formulation of a risk profile addressing public and private sector issues and concerns;
  3. Develop, implement, and maintain a business continuity plan that will ensure the continuation and recovery of normal operations of affected business and industry;
  4. Develop, evaluate, and conduct training programs and exercises to test current emergency management programs;
  5. Assess the integration and compatibility of various emergency policies, plans and procedures of area/regional private and public sectors;
  6. Formulate, implement, and coordinate assigned projects within the community emergency management program within an allocated budget which meet or exceed legislative requirements incorporating a proactive risk management process and global best practices;
  7. Perform operational functions in emergency situations;
  8. Coordinate the development of, and administer public awareness and education programs, emergency information and media relations programs;
  9. Liaise/coordinate with provincial ministries, federal departments, private and public sector enterprises to develop and sustain partnerships to assist with all phases of emergency management strategies while ensuring up-to-date data and research.

Program Details

More details

2021/2022 academic year: Refer to the More Info tab to view offerings for the 2021/22 academic year. Canadian students can start applying in early October for programs with Sep. 2021, Jan. 2022 and May 2022 start dates through

Canadian Students

Start Dates

Full Time Offerings

2020 September
Fully Online
Program Code

Program Coordinator:

Henry Pateman

Day Time
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
24 weeks