Does Your Family Have A Plan?
McGuinty Government Marks Emergency Preparedness Week
Emergency Preparedness Week is a great opportunity for families across the province to take a look at how prepared they would be should an emergency situation occur.
It is a Canada-wide joint Federal-Provincial-Territorial-Municipal initiative to increase awareness about individual preparedness. It emphasizes how the public can reduce the risks and consequences of a disaster by being better prepared.
This year Emergency Preparedness Week takes place from May 2 to 8.
- The Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities/Special Needs is available in seven languages and in Braille in both English and French.
- The Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act establishes the province's legal basis and framework for managing emergencies in Ontario.
- Fewer than two in every 10 Ontario families have an emergency survival kit or family emergency plan.
“Being ready begins with every household putting together an emergency survival kit that takes into account the needs of all family members, including those with special needs, such as persons with disabilities or children, seniors, and even our pets.”