Active Attacker Drills Returning in September

Humber College and the University of Guelph-Humber (Humber) take the safety of our community seriously. As part of that commitment to safety, Humber will reinstate annual Active Attacker drills in September 2022. The drills were postponed during the pandemic.

The goal of these drills is to test our procedures and ensure community members know and understand what to do in the unlikely event of an active threat on any of our campuses or locations. Active Attacker drills take place every year during the third week of September. The dates for 2022 are:

  • Tuesday, September 27 - 10:10 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. - North campus, all buildings (except residence buildings for evening drill)
  • Wednesday, September 28 - 10:10 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. - Lakeshore campus, all buildings (except residence buildings for evening drill)
  • Thursday, September 29 – 10:10 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. - Centre for Trades & Technology (110 Carrier)
  • Thursday, September 29 – 12:10 p.m. – Education Training Solutions (30 Carrier Dr.) No need for evening drill.
  • Friday, September 30 - 10:10 a.m. International Graduate School. No need for evening drill.
  • Saturday, October 1 - 11 a.m. at North campus

An announcement will be made using the Public Address system to let community members know immediately before the drill is about to start.

Please note that during the drill, the actual Active Attacker message will be played – not a test message. This is to familiarize the community with the message they would hear during a real incident.

During the drill, community members should follow the Active Attacker Response procedures. Once the drill is complete, an announcement will be made on the Public Address system advising that the drill is over and normal activities can resume. Drills are expected to last between 10 to 15 minutes.

It is important to note that, due to the nature of the drills, some community members may experience stress related issues before, during, or after the drills. Support services are available for students through SWAC and or staff through EAP. Anyone requiring support is encouraged to reach out for the necessary support.

The Active Attacker response procedures can be found on the Department of Public Safety website. Also, look for the Active Attacker Response posters located in classrooms, lecture halls and private meeting spaces across campus.

The online Active Attacker training is also available.

The training is approximately 30 minutes in length. All community members are encouraged to take the training prior to the drills to ensure they know how to properly respond.

If you have any questions please contact Kathy Branton, Manager of Business Continuity and Emergency Management at kathy.branton@humber.ca or 416-675-6622, ext. 5550. Rob Kilfoyle Director, Public Safety and Emergency Management