About The Warning Project


The Warning Project is a non-partisan and independent partnership of leading international practitioners, academics and consultants committed to helping organizations communicate more effectively during emergencies or other high risk events.

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Warning Workshop

The Warning Project specializes in emergency risk communication workshops designed to confront the common decision making, organizational and leadership challenges associated with efforts to use information to effectively manage serious risk.

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leading crisis/emergency communication experts

drawn from recognized academic institutions, national governments and international organizations, The Warning Project builds from extensive “on the ground” response and training workshop experience involving over 140 countries from every region of the globe. Investment in emergency risk communication.

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Why build emergency risk communication capacity?

Your success is ultimately measured by how effectively you communicate timely, potentially life-saving information to the most vulnerable. Your people and your partners are depending on you. We offer a broad range of capacity building options to meet your organization’s needs.

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Vaccine Hesitancy: Combating a ‘Wicked’ Risk Communication Problem


Recent outbreaks of measles, mumps and pertussis in North America–and the re-emergence of other vaccine preventable diseases–have brought the vaccination debate to the fore in Canada. This workshop will focus on the problem of vaccine hesitancy and the risk communication challenges it presents.

On Wednesday, May 13 and Thursday, May 14, Carleton University’s Faculty of Public Affairs

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