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Government of Canada gives Calgary-based Innovators a Boost by Buying and Testing their Cutting-edge Products

October 28, 2016 — Calgary, Alberta The Government of Canada is committed to growing the economy and the middle class, and helping those working hard to join it. Through the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP), the Government of Canada is investing in Canadian innovations to create inclusive and sustainable economic growth for communities across Canada. The Honourable Judy M. …

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New Our High River mobile app will reveal clues during Mystery on Mainstreet event

Our High River announces the launch of an innovative community engagement app… and a mysterious team scavenger hunt for High River residents to try it out. High River, AB: The local Our High River (OHR) community group is proud to announce the launch of a new mobile app to promote economic prosperity, encourage town involvement, and enhance community capacity in …

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New app for students, faculty and staff promotes safety at Olds College

Award-winning Alberta-based technology powers the OC Emergency mobile alerting app for smart, safe campuses Calgary, AB: Students, faculty, and staff returning to Olds College’s campuses this fall have a new tool to stay informed and stay safe. The Olds and Calgary, AB based college has launched OC Emergency, a mobile smartphone app which provides users with quick, mobile access to …

RallyEngine and University of Calgary sign strategic partnership, establish scholarship for public safety innovation

Agreement solidifies the Calgary-based technology powering the UC Emergency mobile alerting app for smart, safe campuses Calgary, AB: Mindful of U.S. school shootings and international cyber-hacking, the University of Calgary and RallyEngine Inc. have teamed up to advance a made-in-Calgary solution for alerting groups, rallying teams, and informing communities in crisis situations. The agreement, facilitated by Innovate Calgary, secures for …

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RallyEngine and University of Calgary Form Strategic Partnership

We’re thrilled to announce that RallyEngine and the University of Calgary, with the involvement of Innovate Calgary, have signed a groundbreaking strategic partnership. This agreement, which includes establishing a student scholarship in public safety innovation, solidifies the technology powering the UC Emergency mobile alerting app and it will help shape our Canadian-made solution for other smart, safe campuses. Here’s the …

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Toronto becomes the second Canadian police agency to embrace CodeSearch

This past Monday marked yet another big milestone for the burgeoning Search Program: The Missing Children Society of Canada and Toronto Police Service Partner on ‘Milk Carton 2.0™’ Initiative. The announcement was hosted at TPS headquarters side-by-side with TPS Board Chair Alok Mukherjee, TPS Chief Bill Blair, MCSC Executive Director Amanda Pick, and senior representatives from WestJet, BlackBerry, and Strut Creative. Our Managing …

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How Improv Principles and Startup Culture Reshape Crisis Communications

Back in May RallyEngine’s Marketing Director Steve Hardy and MCSC Executive Director Amanda Pick co-presented Herding Cats, Finding Kids, and Rallying Dispersed Teams in a Crisis to a lovely audience at CPRS’s annual Ascend Summit in beautiful Banff, Alberta. Steve’s part riffed on insights gleaned from this Ipsos study of the Calgary Flood in which the importance of emergent and ad hoc teams …

Spring thaw exposes flood anxieties and still-frozen emergency communications plans

With the anniversary of the Southern Alberta floods looming, are organizations now any better prepared for emergencies? CALGARY, ALBERTA– From cold snaps and ice storms to polar vortex windchill, Canadians are emerging from one of the coldest and snowiest winters in decades. It has been a long, bitter winter but are we really ready for spring? Questions around emergency preparedness are …

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Tech for Good: Leveraging Mobile Technology in the Search for Missing Children

According to Brian Palmer, Slate magazine’s ‘chief explainer,’ it all started with a few pamphlets in the 1970s. At the time, police were often reluctant to intervene when noncustodial parents took off with their children, viewing these incidents as domestic disagreements rather than as kidnappings. Frustrated custodial parents decided to take matters into their own hands, distributing pamphlets containing photographs …