Canada’s Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction will be hosting the Seventh Annual National Roundtable for Disaster Risk Reduction in Montréal, Quebec on November 21 – 22, 2016.

This year’s theme for the Roundtable, Understanding Disaster Risks, encourages participants to engage in dialogue related to the first four priorities for action under the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

The Roundtable serves as an inclusive multi-sectoral consultative mechanism to advance disaster risk reduction in Canada. This day and a half event is free of charge and open to all interested participants, including the private sector; all levels of government; Indigenous peoples; non-governmental organizations; academia; and the general public.

This year’s program will include several workshops, panel discussions, and interactive activities on topics related to resiliency, private-public partnerships, and risk profiles, to name a few. It will also highlight Montréal’s designation as the first Canadian city to join the network of 100 Resilient Cities, a project pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation. Click here to view the program.

The Roundtable will be held in conjunction with the Canadian Risk and Hazards Network’s (CRHNet) Annual Symposium 2016. A block of rooms has been made available by the hotel. Please reference the DRR Roundtable when making your reservation.

The Sixth Annual National Roundtable for Disaster Risk Reduction took place on November 2 -3, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta. The Report for this event will be posted shortly on Canada’s Platform webpage. Reports of previous Roundtables are also available.