Karl Poitras, Security and Emergency Officer, Department of Justice Canada  



BIO - Karl is a member of the Department of Justice Canada’s Emergency Management Team.
He has been working in the Security field for nearly a decade. After initially working security in the private sector, he joined the Quebec Government at the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de l’Outaouais (CISSSO) as a Building Overseer tasked with investigating and responding to fires, aggressive users, disappearances, chemical spills, bomb threats, theft, etc.
After spending seven years in the employment of the CISSSO, he joined the Federal Government in 2016. He has been with Justice Canada since January 2018, and supports the Building Emergency Organisation Program, the Business Continuity Management Program and the Emergency Management Program.

Presentation  Title - Department of Justice Mass Notification System: Lessons learned

Synopsis - Justice Canada officially launched its Mass Notification System on March 28th, 2018. Learn what milestones were achieved and what makes their mass notification system unique.

Key Points that an Attendee will take away from Karl's presentation:

  • Different options for implementation
  • How to gather personal information
  • When to use a Mass Notification System
  • What to consider when creating messaging
  • Chain of approval within a Federal Government organisation
  • Justice Canada’s key findings from after action reports

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