Published on May 4, 2022

Emergency Preparedness Week – May 1 to 7, 2022

Natural disasters may be beyond our control, but there are ways to reduce the risk and impact of whatever emergency we might face - whether natural or human-induced.

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. This special week is a national effort of provincial and territorial emergency management organizations, and Public Safety Canada.

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. 

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This week take concrete actions to be better prepared. Please do your part! Experience has shown that individual preparedness goes a long way to help people cope better - both during and after a major disaster.

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

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Last edited: May 4, 2022