Navigating the Road to Resilience – LAS IPE Risk Management Symposium

LAS and Intact Public Entities Risk Symposium, October 4, is a one day virtual event.

This year's theme of Navigating the Road to Resilience will discuss critical municipal risk issues such as climate resiliency and the Natural Assets Initiative, cyber security, risk data management and more.

Who Should Attend

If you are responsible for managing risk within your municipality, this day and half event is designed to support you.  We recommend that risk managers along with IT, finance and any other partners you work with should attend for a robust experience as some of the most difficult issues you manage will be addressed head on.  


9:00am Welcome
9:15am Navigating the Road to Resilience

Using his experience working across several municipalities and lessons learned along the way, Jim will talk about the opportunity public servants have to provide positive change in this increasing complex world as municipalities face climate change risk, homelessness and housing challenges and the ever-changing cyber security landscape.​​​​​​

  • Jim Harnum, President, Municipal Vu Consulting
10:15am Coffee Break (Sponsored by ClearRisk)
10:30am Natural Assets and their Role in a Climate Resilient Community

Canada's first National Adaptation Strategy sets targets to reduce risks from flooding, wildfire and extreme heat. Municipalities have a key role to play in making this happen in Ontario. Learn about available tools, key built and natural infrastructure solutions, and materials available to municipalities. The role of natural assets in climate adaptation and recent developments toward implementation of the new Global Biodiversity Framework will be explored.

  • Dr. Anabela Bonada, Manager and Research Associate, Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, University of Waterloo
11:30am Open Forum Discussion
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Digital Resilience: Protecting Municipal Workers from Cyber Threats

In an increasingly digital world, municipal employees find themselves on the frontlines of a hidden war against  cyber threats. Headlines have underscored the reality that no city or town is too big or small to be targeted. We'll highlight the common tactics used by attackers to exploit human vulnerabilities and the daily risks faced by our dedicated workers. We'll discuss actionable strategies and best practices, ensuring they remain both informed and shielded from the evolving landscape of cyber dangers they face daily. Join us for a comprehensive  journey from awareness to empowerment in the realm of cyber defense.

  • Frank C. Fazio, Founder, CySAT Security
2:00pm Coffee Break (Sponsored by ClearRisk)
2:15pm Ransomware Resilience in Action: A Tabletop Exercise

Ever wondered what happens during a cyber incident? What does it look like in your system? Join us for this exciting interactive session as ISA Cybersecurity conducts a demonstration of a ransomware attack. You get to participate too, either as a threat actor, incident responder, or key stakeholder. The exercise aims to explore the actions, decision-making, and collaboration required to investigate and respond to a ransomware incident effectively. After the demonstration and Q&A session, you’ll come away with a broader appreciation for the various aspects of a cyber attack, and will be better prepared to evaluate your own incident preparedness and response plans.  

  • Andrew Anderson, Service Lead, Response, ISA Cybersecurity
3:45pm CIMOM Program: An update from MISA and AMO LAS on the work in the Municipal Risk Management Space.
  • Shannon Devane, Program Manager - Municipal Risk Management, LAS
  • Evan Davis, MISA - Director, Western Region
4:00pm Wrap Up



$450 +HST

Cancellation policy:

  • All cancellations must be submitted in writing via email to
  • Cancellations received prior to 4:00pm EST, September 6, 2023 will be eligible for a refund less $75 (plus HST) administration fee.
  • Cancellations made after 4:00 pm are non-refundable. Registrations are transferable. An alternate name may be substituted at any time.

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