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Melissa Fougere

Melissa Fougere

Acting Ontario East Regional Manager, Disaster Management

Canadian Red Cross

Disaster Management, Canadian Red Cross


Canadian Red Cross

Acting Ontario East Regional Manager, Disaster Management

Royal Roads University

Masters of Arts Disaster and Emergency Management Candidate

Canadian Red Cross

Disaster Management Instructor (Volunteer)

Career medium 06

Canadian Red Cross

Disaster Management Coordinator

Volunteer manager for 100-200 disaster management volunteers
Recruit, train and mentor disaster management volunteers to respond to personal, municipal, provincial and national disasters
Complete annual hazard, risk, vulnerability assessment in assigned geographic area
Established and maintain working relationships with 34 municipalities and 5 separate cities in Southeastern Ontario; assist in the development of municipal strategies in disaster risk reduction through Prevention, Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery planning
Coordinated relief efforts for Haiti repatriation with 8 Wing Trenton and CIDA January 2010
Developed (2008) Personal Disaster Assistance program in Quinte Region for the Canadian Red Cross Society
Negotiated multiple Memorandums of Understanding/Memorandum of Agreements with external stakeholders
Train and mentor disaster management volunteers to deliver emergency preparedness programming
Designed, executed/evaluated multiple exercises for internal and external stakeholders
Prepare and deliver situation reports and after action reports during/after disaster events
EOC representative during declared emergencies
Community Liaison Chief during the Provincial Emergency Management Conference, 2011 in Kingston, Ontario


Department of National Defense

Primary Care Delivery Unit Clerk

Medical Referrals and Translation Services
Supervised 1.5 Care Delivery Unit Clerks
Prioritized patient scheduling
Arrange for deployment and accommodations for Doctors, Physician Assistants and Medics
Coordinated patient flow and service delivery for clinic servicing all Canadian Forces members living in Europe

Career medium 01
Career medium 03

Canadian Military Family Resource Centre

Community Outreach Coordinator

Welcome and Quality of Life Programming for a community of over 1200 people
Family Separation and Reunion Services, supporting families of service members deployed
Pre Deployment training service briefings to military members on preparing their family for deployment and family reunification and the end of deployment
Volunteer recruitment and management
Managed all volunteer appreciation events and all welcome services
Responsible for crisis prevention and intervention, referrals to base Social Worker
Managed a budget from three separate sources various funding proposals for special grant funding
General Community Event/Project Planning
Managed the annual Canadian Military Family Resource Meet and Greet BBQ for 1000 Attendees


Children's Mental Health Services

Case Manager

Individual Counselling, Group Counselling, Intake Assessments and Treatment Planning
Inter-Agency Referrals
Mobile crisis team member
Community presentations and promotions
Teen Arson Prevention Program Assessment Lead

Case Conferences
Administrative duties: case notes, incident reports, situation reports, after action reports and other duties as required
Special Assignments and Relocation to other offices as requested by Senior Management

Career medium 01

Royal Roads University

MA, Disaster and Emergency Management

George Brown College

Certificate, Emergency Management

McMaster University

Case Management, Social Services

Loyalist College

Social Work, Social Services

Cape Breton University

BACS, Community Studies, Psychology

Nova Scotia Community College

Addictions Counselling, Addictions, Counselling

Nova Scotia Community College

Human Services