Risk Management Webinars

Take an active risk management approach – enhance your awareness and expertise on risk exposure. We are offering a variety of webinars designed to provide vital information on critical liability issues and industry best practices that can help your organization reduce its total cost of risk.

Vision Zero – A Traffic Safety Initiative with Proven Results Webinar Series

Canada's road network was built for motor vehicles. It connects our communities, moves people, goods and services, and is an important player in our economy. Since the road network was first built, interventions have mainly focussed on improving safety for motor vehicles and its occupants with little consideration for the needs of other road users. Vision Zero is a traffic safety initiative built on the premise that collisions are not accidents and, as such, are predictable and preventable. 

Who Should Attend these Webinars?
This webinar series is relevant for municipal decision makers.

This webinar series is available to Frank Cowan Company municipal clients and Ontario Good Roads Association members at no cost.

Webinar 1: Safe Roads – What’s holding us back?
Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

Vision Zero is a worldwide traffic safety initiative that aims to eradicate traffic fatalities and serious injuries. It began in Sweden in 1997, and the country has cut its road fatalities by more than half since then. Vision Zero is an approach wherein the responsibility for road safety is shared by all – including the users of the road, the engineers that design the road and the level of government that owns and is responsible for making the rules and maintaining the road. To be successful Vision Zero must consider all road users including those that are vulnerable (pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists, persons with disabilities) and ensure that everyone understands and follows the rules.

The five (5) E’s to improving road safety are: evaluation, engineering, enforcement, education, and encouragement. In this webinar the panel will discuss the five E’s along with both the real and perceived barriers to achieving Vision Zero.

Panel Members:
MPP Jessica Bell, NDP University/Rosedale
Acting Staff Sergeant Kerry Schmidt, OPP
Craig Milligan PhD, Lead Engineer, Micro Traffic
Alex Legrain, Project Lead, City of Mississauga
Moderator: Jessica Jaremchuk, Director, Risk Management Services, Frank Cowan Company
Read more about the Panel Members here.

Webinar 2: Safe Roads – Who are we doing this for?
Wednesday, October 21st, 2020
10 a.m. to 11 a.m. ET.

According to the World Health Organization – “Traffic fatalities are the 8th leading cause of death for people of all ages and the number 1 cause of death for children and young adults”. To successfully improve road safety, Vision Zero must consider all road users and provide infrastructure that is designed for a wide range of ages, abilities and forms of transportation while ensuring everyone understands and follows the rules. 

In this webinar we will review questionnaire results that will be circulated by Frank Cowan Company and the Ontario Good Roads Association. Participants will also hear from vulnerable road user advocacy groups that are asking municipalities for improvements to all forms of transportation.

Panel Members:
Clifford Maynes, Associate Director, Canada Walks
Paul Demers, Manager Policy and Government Relations, MMIC
Chris Schafer, Vice President, Government Affairs, Bird Canada
Brian Pincott, Executive Director, Vélo Canada Bikes
Moderator: Thomas Barakat, Manager, Policy and Research, Ontario Good Roads Association
Read more about the Panel Members here.

Please click here to register for this webinar.

Webinar 3: Safe Roads – Let's get started!
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020
10 a.m. to 11 a.m. ET. 

According to the World Report on Road Traffic Injury Prevention – “road traffic injury prevention must be incorporated into a broad range of activities, such as the development and management of road infrastructure, the provision of safer vehicles, law enforcement, mobility planning, the provision of health and hospital services, child welfare services, and urban and environmental planning. The time to act is now. Road safety is no accident. It requires strong political will and concerted, sustained efforts across a range of sectors.”

In this webinar participants will learn what counter measures are proven effective to meet the needs of vulnerable road users and how these needs can be incorporated into your asset management plan.

Panel Members:
Juan M. Morales, P.E., President, J.M. Morales & Associates
Mark Wilson, Volunteer Researcher for Going the Extra Mile for Safety (GEMS)
Brian Anderson, Road Specialist, Frank Cowan Company
Moderator: Thomas Barakat, Manager, Policy and Research, Ontario Good Roads Association
Read more about the Panel Members here.

Please click here to register for this webinar.

If you have any questions regarding this webinar series, please email brian.anderson@frankcowan.com.

Legal, Cyber and Risk Management Resiliency in a Pandemic – What Your Municipality Needs to Know Heading into 2021 Webinar Series

COVID-19 has challenged our thinking and changed the way municipalities operate. How will communities like yours take steps to move forward in a way that is safe and sustainable? 

Who Should Attend these Webinars?  
Municipal risk managers, administrators, facility managers and decision makers.  

Webinar 1: The Legal Perspective – Can Your Municipality or Facility be Held Responsible for an Outbreak?
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

C. Kirk Boggs, Partner at Lerners LLP, will touch on the following topics:  

  1. What are reasonable expectations? For staff and the public – what role does your municipality have to play in keeping people safe?
  2. Best practices for documenting cleaning protocols – how long should your municipality store sweep records and other evidence?
  3. How can your municipality afford the extra costs associated with PPE, extra hygiene measures and compliance when revenue is also being challenged? Is this the new cost of doing business?
  4. Will provincial governments provide legislative support in defending against lawsuits?

Webinar 2: The Cyber Landscape
Thursday, October 29th, 2020
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET.

In this special two-hour webinar, we will discuss cyber security during this unprecedented time when we are relying on our computer systems more than ever. Frank Fazio, cyber-breach expert from CySat Security, will address cyber weaknesses and the impacts of social engineering. Frank will share best practices to combat the present-day threats to computer infrastructures. Jennifer Hunter, Partner with Lerners LLP, will join Frank to discuss the many legal implications of a system breach. Together they will talk about the best post-breach protocols. Jennifer with also address how our enhanced reliance on our computers affect safe and legal practices and potential liabilities.

Read more about the Panel Members here.

Please click here to register for this webinar.

Webinar 3: Managing Risk in the New Normal
Thursday, December 3rd, 2020
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET.

Tracy Eso, Risk Assessment and Solutions Manager at Frank Cowan Company will present a case for risk management during the new normal. Although we are in a pandemic, we must remain forward-thinking. Tracy will discuss issues that were brought to light in the first two sessions as well as look at potential future catastrophic situations and the effect that proper disaster planning can have on resilience. Municipalities need to build resiliency so when the worst happens, they can pivot rather than plummet.

As new issues continue to arise, more speakers may be added to this final webinar. 

Please click here to register for this webinar.

Legal, Cyber and Risk Management Resiliency in a Pandemic – What Your Organization Needs to Know Heading into 2021 Webinar Series

COVID-19 has challenged our thinking and changed the way we operate. How will organizations like yours take steps to move forward in a way that is safe and sustainable?   

Who Should Attend these Webinars?
Decision makers from Frank Cowan Company not-for-profit organization clients including schools. This webinar series is also ideal for our broker partners.

Webinar 1: The Legal Perspective – Can Your Organization or Facility be Held Responsible for an Outbreak?
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET.

C. Kirk Boggs, Partner at Lerners LLP, will touch on the following topics:    

  1. What are reasonable expectations? For staff and for clients – what role does your organization have to play in keeping people safe?  
  2. Best practices for documenting cleaning protocols – how long should your organization store sweep records and other evidence?  
  3. How can your organization afford the extra costs associated with PPE, extra hygiene measures and compliance when revenue is also being challenged? Is this the new cost of doing business? 
  4. Will provincial governments provide legislative support in defending against lawsuits? 

Webinar 2: The Cyber Landscape
Wednesday, October 28th, 2020
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET.

In this special two-hour webinar, we will discuss cyber security during this unprecedented time when we are relying on our computer systems more than ever. Frank Fazio, cyber-breach expert from CySat Security, will address cyber weaknesses and the impacts of social engineering. Frank will share best practices to combat the present-day threats to computer infrastructures. Jennifer Hunter, Partner with Lerners LLP, will join Frank to discuss the many legal implications of a system breach. Together they will talk about the best post-breach protocols. Jennifer with also address how our enhanced reliance on our computers affect safe and legal practices and potential liabilities.

Read more about the Panel Members here.

Please click here to register for this webinar.

Webinar 3: Managing Risk in the New Normal
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET.

Tracy Eso, Risk Assessment and Solutions Manager at Frank Cowan Company will present a case for risk management during the new normal. Although we are in a pandemic, we must remain forward-thinking. Tracy will discuss issues that were brought to light in the first two sessions as well as look at potential future catastrophic situations and the effect that proper disaster planning can have on resilience. We need to build resiliency into our organizations, our supply chains and our employees so when the worst happens, we can pivot rather than plummet.

As new issues continue to arise, more speakers may be added to this final webinar. 

Please click here to register for this webinar.