Emergency Preparedness Week

Emergency Preparedness Week

Emergency Preparedness Week Poster

Are you ready?

This year, Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week) is May 5-11, 2024.

Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week) is a national event supported by Public Safety Canada, working closely with provincial and territorial emergency management organizations, Indigenous organizations, non-governmental organizations, and private sector organizations who support activities at the local level. An annual event for over 25 years, it traditionally takes place during the first full week of May.

This year, the theme is Be Prepared. Know Your Risks. The intent of the theme is to encourage Canadians to understand the risks in their area and learn what actions they can take to protect themselves and their families. To learn more about being prepared check out the resources section below.

 EP Week encourages everyone to take three simple steps to become better prepared to face a range of emergencies:

Step 1. Know the risks - Find out about the risks in Ontario and how to prepare for a variety of emergencies

Step 2. Make a plan - Making an emergency plan will help you and your family know what to do in the case of an emergency.

Step 3. Get an emergency kit - For more information on building a family emergency kit, see this short video

Build an Emergency Kit Video



For additional information and resources to host your own Emergency Preparedness Week Event review the toolkit by the Government of Canada. The toolkit includes a presentationpublications and social network resources and graphics. Further resources available at: Get Prepared: Home


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