Calian Technologies Ltd.

Calian Technologies Ltd.

November 18, 2015 09:28 ET

Calian Continues Customer Diversification With Several New Emergency Response Preparedness Training Contracts

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 18, 2015) - Calian (TSX:CTY) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded two small but key beachhead contracts in Emergency Response Preparedness Training with Emergency Management British Columbia and the City of Kingston in addition to new contracts with Bruce Power earlier this year.

"Calian possesses unique experience in the design, development and delivery of the complete range of emergency management training, education and exercise activities - from comparatively simple one-day seminars to the most complex and demanding multi-jurisdiction, multi-disciplinary exercises," said Jerry Johnston, VP Training & Engineering Services, Calian.

Calian will assist Emergency Management British Columbia with the design, development, conduct, evaluation and after action reporting for 'Exercise Coastal Response'; an exercise in direct support of the province's new 'Earthquake Immediate Response Plan' (IRP).

Earlier this year, Calian led a customized, scenario-based training program for the City of Kingston's emergency response teams and high level officials, simulating complex emergency situations and testing the city's existing emergency response protocols. Calian issued a comprehensive after action report that included a detailed overview of training needs, gaps and next steps.

Calian also continues to work with Bruce Power to design, develop and support their Emergency Response Preparedness Corporate Exercises for 2015 and 2016. This builds on the very successful multi-year relationship that has grown between the two companies. Along with partners C4I Consultants and Bubble Technology Industries, who will provide nuclear subject-matter expertise, Calian will assist Bruce Power as it develops and implements a demanding and sophisticated two-year training, education and exercise cycle.

"These new contracts demonstrate the strength and expertise of Calian's training team," said Kevin Ford, President and Chief Executive Officer, Calian. "We are well positioned to continue to grow this segment of our business, and provide government and private organizations alike with world class training capabilities."

Calian will be at The Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Conference (EPBC), held on November 17th to 19th at the Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel in Vancouver, BC.

About Calian Training

Calian is a world class training, education and exercise provider that has, since 1996, prepared well over 200,000 women and men to meet the most dangerous and demanding of operational challenges. Calian personnel have trained Canadian, NATO and African Union military forces for missions that range across the spectrum of operations.

Working in support of Public Safety Canada, Calian provided comprehensive training, education and exercise support for the dozens of municipal, provincial, federal and international agencies tasked to ensure the security and safety of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Its personnel then provided equivalent support for the G8 and G20 Conferences that took place the same year in Southern Ontario and Toronto. These successes reflect Calian's ability to develop exceptionally effective training, education and exercise products and support for events that are truly multi-jurisdictional in nature and which call upon a wide range of multi-disciplinary skills.

About Calian

Calian employs over 2,300 people with offices and projects that span Canada, U.S. and international markets. The company's capabilities are diverse and include the provision of business and technology services to industry and government in the health, training, engineering and IT services domains as well as the design, manufacturing and maintenance of complex systems to the communications and defence sectors. Calian's services are delivered through two divisions. The Business and Technology Services (BTS) Division is located in Ottawa. This division delivers outsourcing services for a variety of technical and professional functions and provides health services to numerous domestic customers. Our strength lies in understanding clients' needs, recruiting highly qualified personnel who understand and meet those needs, and then effectively managing those personnel within our customers' framework. Calian's Systems Engineering Division (SED) located in Saskatoon plans, designs and implements complex communication systems for many of the world's space agencies and leading satellite manufacturers and operators. SED also provides contract manufacturing services for both private sector and military customers in North America.

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Contact Information

  • Kevin Ford
    President and Chief Executive Officer

    Jacqueline Gauthier
    Chief Financial Officer