What's at Stake? Why Municipalities Must Manage Risk

Events like Hurricane Igor demonstrate that managing risk is an essential part of municipal governance in Newfound­land and Labrador.

Municipalities in this province are faced with situations which carry various types of risk (economic, environmental, operational, etc). Citizens now expect proactive risk management from their municipalities.

So how should municipalities manage their strategic risks, and what is the role of the Provincial Government in providing advice and in sharing these risks?

This session will outline the findings of a recent analysis of 150 municipal plans from Newfoundland and Labrador, assess how risk is managed in municipalities elsewhere in Canada and around the world, and propose a model for better integrating risk management practices and concepts into strategic planning for municipalities in this province.

Friday, November 26, 2010, 12:00-1:30pm NST

Attend in person at

Earth Sciences Building, Room ER-4002

Memorial University, St. John’s

Or, sign up for the webinar from your home or office! You will require a computer connected to the Internet; high-speed connectivity is preferred but not necessary. Register early, as you will need to download software ahead of the session.

Deadline for registration: Wednesday, November 24th at 1:00 pm NST.

Please specify whether attending in person or by webinar. Admission is free, but registration is required.

For those attending in person, lunch and parking are provided free, but space is limited, so register early. To register, contact Kathy Mason at (709) 737-3143 or kmason@mun.ca.


The Harris Centre

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000