Emergency Preparedness Week

Emergency Preparedness Week (May 1-7, 2022) encourages Canadians to take concrete actions to be better prepared to protect themselves and their families during emergencies.

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.

Visit for more resources to help you and your family prepare for all types of emergencies.

Emergency Preparedness Week is May 1-7

This year’s EP Week theme: Be Ready for Anything, is a reminder that preparedness isn’t just about being ready for the next big disaster. It’s about making preparedness a part of our regular routine so we are better able to navigate disruptions, big or small. More than two years of living with a pandemic has forced many of us to develop our own preparedness habits without even realizing it. Building a network of people you can rely on in case of quarantine, and stocking up on supplies, are all preparedness habits that we can use for more than a pandemic. Being prepared is a challenge for us all. By breaking it down into small steps and making it a part of our routine, over time we can be ready for anything.

Supporting Information

Here is some further information to keep you in the know!

Emergency Preparedness Links