Emergency Preparedness Week
From Public Safety Canada
May 5-11, 2019
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.
Emergency Preparedness Week Readiness Challenge
Join the Emergency Preparedness Week readiness challenge for your chance to win daily prizes!
To enter, post tips/pictures showing how you’re helping to make you and your family better prepared to cope during an emergency.
Use #EmergencyReady for your chance to win!
For more information, please see our contest rules and regulations.
Testing of the Alert Ready system
Some provinces and territories will be conducting another test of the Alert Ready system over TV, radio and wireless networks on May 8th.
To find out what time you can expect to receive an alert in your area visit Alert Ready.
Know the risks. Make a plan. Get a kit.
On May 8th, 2019, governments will be conducting another test of the Alert Ready system over TV, radio and wireless networks.
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
- Indigenous Services Canada – Emergency Management
- Indigneous Services Canada = Emergency Management Assistance Program
- 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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