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2006 Executive Council Input [Eastern Canada Chapter] Submitted by Bob Fletcher July 30-31, 2006 Marriott Hotel Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A.

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1 2006 Executive Council Input [Eastern Canada Chapter] Submitted by Bob Fletcher July 30-31, 2006 Marriott Hotel Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A.

2 System Safety Society Eastern Canada Chapter Annual Report 30 July 2006

3 Chapter Officers for Society Year SY2006 President - Bob Fletcher Vice President - Jim Stewart Treasurer- Gerry Einarsson Secretary - Heather Henderson Executive Advisor - Russ McDowell Program Chair - Ann Lindeis Membership Chair - Monica Mullane Newsletter - Bob Fletcher Webmaster - Russ McDowell Public Relations Chair - Derek Howes

4 Chapter Officers for Society Year SY2007 President - Bob Fletcher, re-elected Vice President - Bryce Fisher, July 1, 2006 Treasurer - Gerry Einarsson, re-elected Secretary - Raj Rao, July 1, 2006 Executive Advisor - Russ McDowell (to be re- appointed) Committee chairs- to be appointed in Sep 06

5 Local presentation activities (5) have been reasonably strong and well attended (good speakers, interesting material and opportunities to involve new people). Produced DVDs of the presentations Several Administrative executive and committee meetings Several promotional activities One newsletter was created and distributed via & and placed on chapter website Held first election Chapter Summary for Society Year SY2006

6 August Chapter Summary for Society Year SY September 23, 2005; Ottawa Public Library, Dr. Alex Richman, Automated Risk and Trend Assessment for Aviation Safety Management (attendance = 20) 2.October 28, 2005; Ottawa Public Library, Mr. Doug Mein, A Framework for the Evaluation of Safety Performance (attendance = 16) 3.January 27, 2006; Ottawa Public Library, Mr. Terry Kelly, And Now for Something Completely Different…” (attendance = 15) 4.March 3, 2006; Nav Canada, Simulation Centre Theatre, Mr. Bryce Fisher, The Safety Spectrum (attendance = 30) 5.26 May 2006; University of Ottawa, Ann Lindeis, Dan Maurino, Nancy Durbin, Charles Packer, Maury Hill, Panel and Workshop - An Exploration of Safety Culture (attendance = 45)

7 August Promotions for Society Year SY to 29 Sep. 05: Provided brochures and other advertising material at the First Helicopter Safety Symposium in Montreal, Canada. Dr. Alex Richman represented our Canadian Chapter. He said all of the brochures disappeared quite quickly. 17 Nov. 06: Supported the Safety in Health Care “Governance & Patient safety: How to make health care a high reliability service” seminar in Vancouver, Canada. The ECC provided $500 to support this seminar. It was a success. The contribution helped to build support within Canada for System Safety activities. 24 to 26 Apr. 06: ECC funded Gerry Einarsson to attend the Canadian Aviation Safety Symposium (CASS) in Halifax, Canada to promote the System Safety Society. Gerry said the brochures and advertising material was well received. Participated with other Associations and Societies: Society of Reliability of Engineers (SRE), IEEE. Computer Human Interface & Ergo Safety. Also attempted to build bridges with other Groups: Professional Engineers, Project Management Institute, etc. JSS: Encouraged Canadians to submit articles for Journal of System Safety. The articles / papers by Doug Mein and Bryce Fisher were sent to Niles. ISSC 24: Gerry Einarsson and Heather Henderson served on the Albuquerque Conference organizing committee as Conference Vice Chair and Public Relations / Promotions Chair. ISSC 25: Bob Fletcher is serving as International Chair on the ISSC25 organizing committee. ISSC26: Supported discussions to try to assess the resources available to potentially host the ISSC26 in Western Canada.

8 August Chapter Goals for Society Year SY2007 To maintain and grow the local chapter out of Ottawa To start at least one other chapter in Canada within 2 years To support the ISSC25 To support ISSC26 in 2008 (possibly hosted in Vancouver)

9 August Financial Status Account balance 1 Jul.05 = $ Account balance 30 Jun.06 = $ Loss = - $535.74* *Some expenses in July 06 from May Event

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11 August Concerns The people who have been keeping the chapter alive include several who have been volunteering their time for several years now and they are getting tired. It is difficult to find new people who have the same level of commitment. The resources in Canada to host the Vancouver conference are not very extensive. It is difficult to measure the risk associated with hosting this conference Due to the amount of work involved with organizing and sustaining a chapter, the few number of participants at each location, and the great distances across Canada; we have been exploring the possibility of having one chapter to unite the whole country with the possibility of starting new chapters as the numbers in the various locations increase. It is uncertain how to best encourage continued growth throughout Canada and how to sustain the satellite groups which connect to the Ottawa based chapter. We will need to find people to fill the appointed positions (Programme Chair, Membership Chair, Promotions Chair) starting in September 2006.

12 August Chapter of the Year Award Criterion Chapter Totals: Report Contains Detail Information Number of Admin Meetings 12 Number of Presentations 5 Number of Chapter Newsletters 1 Number of Special Events (same as #1 above) Number of Promotional Activities (same as #1 above) Number of New Members 2 Number of Awards Program Recipients 0 Number of JSS Articles ? Chapter Members on 30 June 2005: 29 Chapter Members on 30 June 2006: 21

13 August Chapter Admin Meetings for SY 2006 (1) 1.15 Sep.05, EXECUTIVE MEETING: Goal - To expand the knowledge and practice of system safety techniques throughout Canada Oct. 2005, Goal - To establish a Business Plan and a Framework of operations Nov. 2005, Goal - To further develop the details of the Business Plan and a Framework of operations. 4.1 Dec. 2005, Goal - Nominations Committee meeting. To select individuals to serve on the executive Jan. 2006, EXECUTIVE MEETING: Goal - To expand the knowledge and practice of system safety techniques throughout Canada. To consider hosting a ISSC in Western Canada in Feb. 2006, Goal – First meeting to plan for a System Safety Event in March Feb. 2006, Goal – Second meeting to plan for a System Safety Event in March 2006.

14 August Chapter Admin Meetings for SY 2006 (2) 8.7 April 2006, Goal - To explain the roles and responsibilities of the SSS ECC VP position April 2006, Goal - To plan for a System Safety Event in May May 2006, Goal - To further plan for a System Safety Event in May May 06, Goal - To further plan for a System Safety Event in May June 06, EXCECUTIVE Meeting: Goal - To discuss how best to support the ISSC 26 proposed to be hosted in Western Canada.

15 August Canadian Members (1) 1.MARTIN BOULANGER, TRANSPORT CANADA, MONTREAL 2.CATHERINE CAMPBELL, INTERNATIONAL SAFETY RESEARCH, OTTAWA 3.PAUL DROUIN, TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD OF CANADA, QUEBEC CITY 4.GERALD K. EINARSSON, NAV CANADA retired, OTTAWA 5.ROBERT W. FLETCHER, NAV CANADA, OTTAWA 6.HEATHER HENDERSON, NAV CANADA, OTTAWA 7.BILL IRVINE, CANADIAN NATIONAL DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS, OTTAWA 8.DR. JEFFREY J. JOYCE, CRITICAL SSTEMS LABS INC., VANCOUVER 9.BILL LEE, NAV CANADA retired, OTTAWA 10.ANN LINDEIS, NAV CANADA, OTTAWA

16 August Canadian Members (2) 11.BRIAN McDONNELL, McDONNELL CONSULTING INC., TORONTO 12.CHRIS MORROW, TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD OF CANADA, DARTMOUTH NOVA SCOTIA 13.MONICA MULLANE, NAV CANADA, OTTAWA 14.JAY NOTAY, GEORGIAN DRIVE, BARRIE, ONTARIO 15.HEATHER PARKER,TRANSPORT CANADA, OTTAWA 16.WILLIAM POMFRET, SAFETY PROJECTS INTERNATIONAL, OTTAWA 17.RAJ RAO, TRANSPORT CANADA, OTTAWA 18.ALEX RICHMAN, ALGO PLUS CONSULTING, HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA 19.MICHAEL N. RODGERS, M.N. RODGERS CONSULTING, KINGSTON, ONTARIO 20.JON J. STUART, TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD OF CANADA, OTTAWA 21.ANTHONY MASYS, DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE, OTTAWA

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