Emergency Management Committee

Advise Council on the development of emergency plans and programs, as required by Section 11 of the Act. 
Council Members of the Standing Policy Committee on Community and Protective Services; Chair and Vice Chair are the same as for SPC on Community and Protective Services
Mayor (ex-officio)

1 year term
Term Expiry Month:
Call of the Chair
Location:  To Be Announced
Despite subsection (7), those members in attendance at any particular time during an emergency meeting of the Committee constitute a quorum.
Resource Staff:
Chief, Medical Officer of Health ()
Franklin, Christina (403-268-1683)
Sampson, Tom (403-268-8759)
Administrative Contact:
Legislative Assistants
City Clerk's Office
The City of Calgary
P.O. Box 2100, Station M, Mail Code #8007
Calgary AB T2P 2M5
Bus: 403-268-5861
Reports To:
e-mail - spconcps@calgary.ca

ChairVice ChairMemberRoleCurrent AppointmentExpiry Year
  Mayor Naheed NenshiMayor (ex-officio)2010N/A
 Councillor Gian-Carlo CarraCouncil Member, SPC on Community and Protective Services20142017
  Councillor Sean ChuCouncil Member, SPC on Community and Protective Services20142017
  Councillor Diane Colley-UrquhartCouncil Member, SPC on Community and Protective Services20132017
  Councillor Ray JonesCouncil Member, SPC on Community and Protective Services20172017
Councillor Richard PootmansCouncil Member, SPC on Community and Protective Services20112017
  Councillor Jim StevensonCouncil Member, SPC on Community and Protective Services20072017
  Councillor Evan WoolleyCouncil Member, SPC on Community and Protective Services20142017

Authority  Description Decision
1. 1960 December 12, Bylaw 5591 Being a Bylaw of the City of Calgary Authorizing the Council to Provide for Civil Defense or Disaster
2. 1975 March 24, Bylaw 26/75 Bylaw 5591 and 7802 are repealed. The Committee shall advise Council on the development of Emergency plans and programs.
3. 1978 April 25, Bylaw 77/78 To amend Bylaw 26/75. A Co-ordinator of Volunteer and Support to be appointed by the City's Fire Chief.
4. 1981 June 22, Bylaw 21M81 To amend the Disaster Services Bylaw. To enact the following: To declare a state of local emergency - Local Emergency Committee
5. 1985 March 26, Bill 24 The Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Disaster Services Amendment Act, 1985
6. 1985 June 14, News release "The Alberta Disaster Services Agency" has been renamed "The Alberta Public Safety Services"
7. 1987 January 26, Bylaw 1M87 To amend Bylaw 26/75 The Disaster Services Bylaw. Adding the Emergency Medical Services Department.
8. 1990 July 23, Resolution of Council
9. 1994 January 01, Public Safety Services Act
10. 1996 November 18, Bylaw 51M96 To amend Bylaw 26/75 The Disaster Services Bylaw
11. 2000 January 21, Bylaw 1M2000 To amend Bylaw 26/75 Changing Membership to include the Chairs of the S.P.C. Committees, etc. (Level 3 Corporate Reorganization)
12. 2002 January 01, Disaster Services Act The Revised Statutes of Alberta 2000
13. 2002 May 27, C2002-48 & Bylaw 25M2002 Established Calgary Disaster Services Agency. Repealed Bylaw 26/75.
14. 2003 October 20, AGS2003-43 Merge Disaster Services Committee with the SPC on Community and Protective Services with CPS mandate
15. 2006 February 25 Council, DS2006-01 Terms of Reference are greatly expanded from the limited terms that the committee has been operating under since inception.
16. 2008 April 14, Bylaw 23M2008 Bylaw changing the Committee's name from "Disaster Services Committee" to "Emergency Management Committee"
17. 2013 October 21, Bylaw 40M2011 coming into force. To discontinue the use of the title "Alderman" in favour of the title "Councillor".
18. 2015 June 29, EM2015-0459 and Bylaw 26M2015 Amends Bylaw 25M2002 - Change of Structure and Composition for the Emergency Management Committee, the State of Local Emergency, the Calgary Emergency Management Agency and Clarification for the Director. Revocation of the Disaster Services Committee Terms of Reference.
19. 2016 September 12, Bylaw Tabulation and Bylaw 36M2016 Council adopted Recommendations 2 and 3 of the Bylaw Tabulation: (2) Extend the term of all current Members of Council, including the Chair and Vice-Chair, on the SPC on Community and Protective Services until 2016 December 31; (3) Select membership at the 2016 October 24 Organizational Meeting of Council with appointments taking effect on 2017 January 01. Council gave three readings to Bylaw 36M2016, comes into force January 1, 2017.