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0742-08-15-2009.gifPlease join MARIMS for our next Virtual December lunch meeting: 

Date: Tuesday December 15, 2020
time: 12:00 Noon - Brief self introductions
Presentation for 30 minutes
Questions/ Feedback/ Comments 15-30 minutes
No Charge for this event.   

With our move to Virtual meetings, there has been little time to bath in the collegial chatter that we had become so used to, and dare we say that all of us had taken for granted, as we broke bread together over at Bergmann’s each month…. how so many of us now yearn for a return to those simpler in-person times together.

Minus the “hosted” wine, the December meeting will follow our usual tradition of a lite meeting where we will go around the attendees to ask you for your personal comments on the past year.

3Fnr7gF4QbaFi50oxEE6_temp-T.jpgPlease feel free to share your personal and professional stories about how COVID has affected you, your workplace, and the ones you love; and, how you have “dealt” with those changes and challenges…. 

Each attendee will be asked to share their comments and also one “clean” joke or riddle as part of their speaking time.

The Executive will also provide the year end global Darwin Awards to help lighten this meeting up a bit…

Let’s share our stories of challenges and of our successes from the past year and some laughs as we look forward to, and embrace with optimism, 2021, the year of the vaccine…..

Thank you,
MaRIMS Executive

Members interested in participating, please contact Tessie Magnaye at 204-945-1917 or email: irm.general@gov.mb.ca  for log in and meeting application information.

Please RSVP early so that we may include you when the TEAMS meeting addresses are populated. 
The RSVP deadline is Monday, December 14, 2020.


The University of Winnipeg is delivering the CRM Winter Term 2021 Risk Management Principles & Practices course via Zoom.

Details are as follows:
Course Number DPS 51069 PTW01
Course Name Risk Management Principles & Practices
Course Hours 36 hours
Cost $650
Dates Jan 6, 2021 - Mar 24, 2021 (12 classes)
Day Wednesday
Times 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Room TBA

Instructor - Stacie Laurencelle  CRM, CIP

There is also additional information on the program here:


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QUALICO Senior Risk Management Position
Click HERE for more info!

Welcome to all for the fall term of our monthly MARIMS meetings.

With the Winnipeg region now operating under a
"RED" Pandemic Response Condition, we will continue to pause our usual MaRIMS luncheons at Bergmann’s on Lombard until further notice.

Our next virtual MaRIMS Chapter meeting will be held on the Microsoft TEAMS platform on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 12:00 noon. 
Our fall "series" on COVID-19 now continues: 

Stage 1: COVID-19 = What is it? 

October's presentation by Dr. Van Caeseele, Medical Director of the Cadham Provincial Laboratory on the COVID-19 virus = we learned about the virus itself. 

Stage 2: How can businesses respond and adapt to the Pandemic conditions? 
November's presentation focuses on Business Continuity Planning and will be presented by Kenton Friesen, continuity, emergency, and risk management professional with Manitoba Public Insurance & we will learn about MPI's response and adaptation to the COVID-19 Pandemic. 
MLpmX19ROmcGYW9nAff4_temp-T.jpgPRESENTATION DESCRIPTION: How has Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) responded and adapted to the novel Coronavirus pandemic?  This presentation will first explore the foundation MPI created through its Business Continuity Management Program (BCMP). 

COVID-01.jpgFollowing this you will be provided an overview of MPI’s response to the pandemic, such as the challenges in the early days, supporting Manitoba public health COVID testing, successes realized, as well as opportunities that have arisen.   

Please join MARIMS for our Virtual November meeting: 

Tuesday November 24, 2020 @ 12:00 Noon
Brief introductions:
Presentation 30 minutes
Questions 10 – 15 minutes
No Charge for this event.

Continuing Education (CE) credits apply and may be requested by email from Annette Ethier at Annette.Ethier@gov.mb.ca following the meeting by those in attendance.   

MARIMS chapter regular business meeting to follow the educational meeting segment. 

Members interested in participating, please contact Tessie Magnaye at 204-945-1917 or email: irm.general@gov.mb.ca for log in and meeting application information.

Please RSVP early so that we may include you when the TEAMS meeting addresses are populated. 
The RSVP deadline is Monday, November 23, 2020.

Thank you,

MaRIMS Executive

With the Winnipeg region operating under a cautionary “Orange” Pandemic Response Condition, we will not be having our usual MaRIMS luncheons together at Bergmann’s on Lombard this year.

Instead we will have our first virtual meeting through the Microsoft TEAMS platform.

Our October Guest Speaker will be:

Paul Van Caeseele, MD FRCPC
Medical Director, Cadham Provincial Laboratory

COVID-01.jpgDr. Van Caeseele will provide us with a general discussion on the COVID-19 virus with emphasis on the testing process associated with identifying the presence of infection by the virus, which in turn assists governmental bodies in the management of the virus within the general population.

This October meeting will be hosted through the Microsoft TEAMS platform.

The meeting is set for Tuesday, October 27, 2020 from 11:30am to 12:30pm. The expected format = 30 minutes discussion on COVID-19 & Testing for infection by the virus and 30 minutes for follow up questions.

Usual meeting business to follow Dr. Van Caeseele’s engagement with our group.

Members interested in participating, please contact Tessie Magnaye at 204-945-1917 or email: irm.general@gov.mb.ca  for log in and meeting application information.
Please RSVP early so that we may include you when the TEAMS meeting addresses are populated.

Thank you,
Miles Barber, MARIMS Chapter President


The new MARIMS executive was established at the recent MARIMS AGM on May 26, 2020.

Your new 2020 MARIMS Executive:
President:  Miles Barber
Vice President: Heather Newbiggin  
Treasurer: Gary Bako
RCC Liason: Stacie Laurencelle
Past President: Annette Ethier

The MARIMs executive has postponed the upcoming MaRIMS golf tournament & golf day [June 8th, 2020] to a later date to be determined. We will keep you posted and notify our members of any updates!

Hot off the press—the Spring 2020 issue of the RIMS Canada Newsletter.


This issue includes:

  • Message from the RCC Chair
  • Update on RIMS Canada Conference
  • 3 Ways to Improve Your Crisis Communications Plan After COVID-19
  • A 4-Step Process for Having Productive Conversations

The Executive of the MARIMs chapter proceeded with a virtual MARIMs Annual General Meeting this year. The AGM was scheduled for the last Tuesday in May, [ May 26th, 2020].
If any members are interested in participating, please contact Tessie Magnaye at 204-945-1917 or                      email: irm.general@gov.mb.ca  for log in and meeting application information. Jump on the band wagon and get involved!

The MARIMS Chapter Executive had cancelled all March/April events until further notice due to the current Global Pandemic with the COVID-19 Virus.  Thank you for your understanding and stay safe!

graph.jpgManitoba is flattening the curve as of May, 2020!!!

COVID-01.jpgCOVID 19 is the most current risk and threat we are facing. 
Thanks for your understanding in this late notice/change of program and meeting dates.



The next DRIE Central professional development session is on March 3, 2020 at Canad Inns Polo Park.

Details are available at  https://driecentral.org/current-events/#!event-list 


11:30 – 12:30 Lunch 12:30 – 1:30 Colin Welch, Chemtrade Logistics

1:30 – 2:30 Tim Lucko, Rick Geller, GL Transport Consulting

2:30 – 2:45 Break and Networking 

2:45 – 3:45 Debra Hannah, Canada Life 

Spring is approaching... time to plant the seeds of education within us!


golf_cart_glenny_racing_lg_wht.gifPlease mark your calendars for June this summer as the annual golf tournament will be on Monday, June 8, 2020…..

Once again, this year MARIMS will be partnering with DRIE Central.
Sounds like another fabulous time!!!


The MARIMS Chapter January/February lunch meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 25, 2020.


DATE:               TUESDAY,  FEBRUARY 25, 2020 

                            6TH FLOOR - 167 LOMBARD AVENUE, WINNIPEG 

                            12:15 PM - LUNCH 
                            12:30 PM - PRESENTATIONS
                              1:30 PM  - ADJOURNMENT 

COST:                  $30.00 MEMBERS & $35.00 GUESTS vision.jpg

RESERVATIONS:  By Noon, Friday, FEBRUARY 21, 2019 
                                Contact: Tessie Magnaye at 204-945-1917 or                              
                                        email: irm.general@gov.mb.ca 
                               (Note: If paying by cash, exact change is appreciated. 
                                No shows will be asked to pay for the cost of their lunch.)2020.jpg

This month’s Topic: State of the Market 2020
Speaker: David Edgar, CIP, Senior Vice President,
Public Sector Leader (Canada) Aon Reed Stenhouse Inc.

From block chain to artificial intelligence, technology is changing our world. 
As industries are evolving, the insurance industry is using data and analytics to help spark innovation. Weather volatility, chronic climate risk, volcanic eruptions, evolving terrorism landscapes and the internet of things and social media – what are we in for in 2020?

edgar.jpgDavid is responsible for leadership of public sector account executive and client service teams in Canada. Accountable for business plan development, execution and ultimate result. He began his career in Winnipeg in 1983 and has held several positions with Aon in Winnipeg, Vancouver and Toronto. David left Aon to start up QBE's Canadian branch utilizing the Lloyd's franchise license to deliver specialty product underwriting and claims services across Canada. Returning to Aon and to Winnipeg in 2018, he works closely with the National team to consult with the public sector including Indigenous communities to assess, mitigate and transfer risk to remove volatility from the public entity's balance sheets.

Crawl out from your cold cubicle and join us to be well informed on this trending topic!


From the MARIMS Executive.... and have a Healthy and Happy New Year!


Our November/December 2019 MARIMS Newsletter is still online.

Click on the "Nice List" to view...from our favorite fellow!

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Holiday Cheer...



12:15 PM LUNCH
COST: $30.00 MEMBERS & $30.00 GUESTS santa_happy_dance_lg_clr.gif(including GST) GST# 862656253 

Come and enjoy a great lunch and exchange compliments of the season with Manitoba’s risk managers, their staff and industry friends and help us celebrate our past and upcoming New Year.

RESERVATIONS: By Noon, Thursday, December 12th, 2019 Contact: Tessie Magnaye at 204-945-1917 or irm.general@gov.mb.ca (Note: If paying by cash, exact change is appreciated. No shows will be asked to pay cost of their lunch, even if it is Christmas! ) 

SPEAKER:   This month’s meeting will be a seasonal treat. We will be having a Guest Speaker and a timely seasonal topic for the New Year!  

Our Guest Speaker will be Ron Andrews who is currently serving as the Government of Manitoba Business Continuity Lead, ensuring the provision of continuity service for departments, special operating agencies and vital government stakeholders.

PROGRAM:   This Month's hot topic is: ORGANIZATIONAL KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER -Capturing Expertise! 

How do organizations best capture the knowledge that leaves? 

What better way to plan for the New Year and the next round of retirements!


However, November does bring a professional training opportunity to MARIMS Members.

DRIE Central is hosting 

Professional Development Sessions:

The next DRIE Central Event will be held on Wednesday, November 13th at CanadInns Polo Park

Presenters for this session are:

Lisa Gilmour, Emergency Management Coordinator (EMC) with the City of Winnipeg’s – Office of Emergency Management (OEM)

Topic: Lessons learned from the asphalt plant fire from October 2018.  Note that the fire occurred in one municipality but the smoke or plumb impacted a completely different municipality.  Come learn how jurisdictional boundaries can be a challenge for emergency management professionals

Colin Welch, Chemtrade (formerly Canexus), Brandon

Colin is the Environment Health and Safety Regional Manager for Chemtrade Logistics (Eastern Canada).  Colin oversees and manages the regions health and safety programs.  Colin has been at the Brandon plant for 12 years and has been active in the site emergency planning and site ER team.  Colin has a degree in Chemistry from the University of Winnipeg and a Masters of Science in Environmental Practice from Royal Roads.

Topic: Business Continuity and Risk Mitigation

Darryl Dowd, Vice President, Airport Operations along with Tara Hull, Director, Operations Compliance and Hitesh Patel, Operations Specialist (YWG Inc., A Winnipeg Airports Authority Company)

Topic: Emergency Planning and Business Continuity at Winnipeg Richardson Airport. Our presentation will cover the regulatory framework in which the airport operates, an overview of airport operations, case studies from recent full scale and tabletop exercises, and our plans to improve our operational resilience based on the outcomes of those exercises.

Deadline to register is Monday, November 11, 2019

Event attendance is free for all 2019 DRIE Central members, or $75 for non-members.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at DRIE Central info@driecentral.org

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