Emergency Preparedness Week
May 6-12, 2018
Emergency Preparedness Week is an opportunity to encourage Canadians to take concrete actions to be better prepared to protect themselves and their families during emergencies. This year’s theme is “Be Emergency Ready”.
While governments at all levels are working hard to keep Canada safe, everyone has a role to play in being prepared for an emergency; and being prepared means having the knowledge and equipment necessary to better cope during an emergency. There are many ways to “Be Emergency Ready”. Here you will find links and resources to help you and your family better prepare for possible disasters.
Know the risks. Make a plan. Get a kit.
Receive alerts immediately and know when to take action to keep yourself and your family safe.
Floods are among the most frequent and costly natural disasters in Canada. Take steps to protect your property.
Be Ready App
Information you need to prepare for different emergency situations at your fingertips
Publications that can help you know the risks, make a plan and get a kit.
- Your Emergency Preparedness Guide PDF version (PDF 2 Mb)
- Pocket Guide to Emergencies PDF version (PDF 1 Mb)
- Three Steps to Emergency Preparedness brochure PDF version (PDF 1 Mb)
- Disaster Preparedness Kit checklist
- Other publications available on GetPrepared.gc.ca
- Expect the Unexpected Guide for Parents
- Expect the Unexpected Program
- Know the Risks in Your Community
- Learn more about specific hazards
- Flooding in First Nation Communities
- Personal Disaster Infographic
- Flood Ready: Spring Checklist
- 6 Reasons to make sure you’re Flood Ready
Resources that you can use to support your local event/activity.
We recognize the importance of collaborating with organizations that share an interest in emergency preparedness. We work closely with all Provincial and territorial emergency management organizations (EMOs) on emergency preparedness outreach.
Together, with the following organizations, we are helping Canadians become better prepared for emergencies.
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