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June 1st, 2016.
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Brian Miller wins Lifetime Achievement award!

It is with great pride and excitement that DRIE Ottawa congratulates Brian Miller on winning the coveted Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII) Lifetime Achievement award.

As many of you know, Brian has been a driving force in the Emergency Management and Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery industry here in Canada for many years. From those early days, as one of the very first Presidents of DRIE Ottawa, through the challenging years as Chairman of the then new DRI Canada and the Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness (CCEP), Brian has consistently, and with stalwart determination, pushed us all to make our industry better. There is no doubt that his “by example” leadership, and personal investment in our industry, has not only significantly enriched BCP/DR professionals but contributed to the "all hazards" preparedness of countless organizations across Canada.

As an instructor, for both Vanguard Emergency Management Consulting and DRI Canada, he has taught the disciplines of emergency management, business continuity, and crisis communications to over 5000 individuals since 1996.

Congratulations Brian on this momentous achievement and the well deserved recognition of your talent, hard work and unparalleled contributions.

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About DRIE

The Disaster Recovery Information Exchange (DRIE) is a non-profit association of professionals dedicated to the exchange of information on all aspects of planning for an emergency or a disruption to normal operations. DRIE's goal is to provide an accessible, informal, open forum for the exchange of information and knowledge related to the many variations of emergency preparedness.

At our quarterly meetings we have presentations on many of the following topics:

  • Disaster recovery planning;
  • Business resumption planning;
  • Contingency planning;
  • Crisis management;
  • Crisis communications;
  • Emergency response; and
  • Risk and business impact assessment.

Meeting Schedule

DRIE meetings are an excellent forum to network with other business continuity, disaster recovery and emergency management planners in an informal and relaxed environment. Meetings are held QUARTERLY, usually on a Wednesday, in the months of March, June, September and December (actual dates dependent on venue availability).

Meetings are usually held in the morning with two speakers presenting. After each meeting, the presentations are placed on our website with presentations from the most recent meeting accessible to everyone and previous presentations in the File Archive of the Members Area.

DRIE Ottawa has special meetings in June, where we offer a full day of speakers, with lunch and a trade show included, and in December, where we provide a full, hot buffet breakfast.

Please see our Calendar of Events for more information on the dates of upcoming events. Use the Events link to find general Event Registration information.

Become a Member

Membership fees are tax deductible as dues to a professional association, if paid by an individual rather than a company or organization. For more information, go to Join DRIE Ottawa.

DRIE Ottawa is a non-profit organization with total revenues of less than $30,000 per year.

Contact Us

Please contact us if you have any questions or comments regarding the DRIE meetings, DRIE Ottawa or the website.

Membership Renewal

An easy way to pay renewal dues is to respond to renewal e-mail notifications you may have received. These notifications include links to directly pay your dues invoices online, a PDF invoice document, and/or other instructions on how to send payment.

If you would like to have your renewal e-mail notification sent or re-sent to you, please click here.



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