Natural disasters may be beyond our control, but there are ways to reduce the risk and impact of whatever emergency we might face.
Emergency Preparedness Week (May 7-13, 2023) encourages Canadians to take
concrete actions to be better prepared to protect themselves and their families
during emergencies. This special week is a national effort led by Public Safety
Canada, provincial and territorial emergency management organizations,
Indigenous organizations, municipal and non-governmental organizations, and the private sector.
Take the steps to be prepared
By taking a few simple steps, you can become better prepared to face a
range of emergencies – anytime, anywhere. It is important to:
- Know the risks – Although the consequences of disasters can be similar, knowing the risks specific to our community and our region can help you better prepare.
- Make a plan – It will help you and your family know what to do.
- Get an emergency kit – During an emergency, we will all need some basic supplies. We may need to get by without power or tap water. Be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours in an emergency.
Find out how in our Emergency Preparedness Guide