Emergency Preparedness Week
Annual awareness campaign with tools and resources to help you participate.
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Safety starts with being prepared and having a plan, and all Ontarians have a part to play in preparing for emergencies. Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week) is a national event that educates communities across the province about actions people can take to prepare for emergency situations. This annual event has taken place for over 25 years and is traditionally held during the first full week of May.
Emergency Preparedness Week will take place May 7-13, 2023.
Aligning with Ontario’s Provincial Emergency Management Strategy and Action Plan, the province’s theme for 2023 is “A Safe, Practiced and Prepared Ontario.” This theme reflects the unique opportunities and challenges facing Ontario and compliments the national theme released by Public Safety Canada.
There are many ways to get involved during EP Week. Use and share the following resources to promote emergency preparedness in your community. These resources help children, people with disabilities, individuals living in high-rise buildings and others learn about how to be safe, practiced and prepared before, during and after an emergency:
Materials for all audiences:
The following materials are intended for all audiences:
- brochure about how to prepare for an emergency
- brochure about how to prepare your pet for emergencies
- flyer about emergency preparedness for individuals living in high-rise buildings
- guide about emergency preparedness for people with disabilities
- guide about emergency preparedness for seniors
Materials for teachers and parents:
Teachers and parents can email AskEMO@ontario.ca for resources to help children learn about different types of emergencies and how to prepare.
Materials for municipalities:
The following materials are intended for municipalities:
- flyer about how to support communities during disasters
- presentation decks and other resources can be requested by emailing AskEMO@ontario.ca
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