About Emergency Preparedness Week

Take action so that you, your family, and your community are prepared for emergencies.

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.

Emergency Preparedness Week 2024

May 5-11, 2024

Everyone has a role to play in an emergency. EP Week is an opportunity for you to take action to ensure you are prepared to protect yourself, your family and your community during an emergency. 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.

Get Involved

This year, participate in our challenge to win an emergency kit on our social media channels.

Simply tell us how you're helping to make you and your family better prepared to cope during an emergency, and use the hashtags #EPWeek2024 or #ReadyforAnything.

It can be as simple as making an emergency kit with items found around your home, creating a family emergency plan, or becoming more informed about the hazards in your area. Get creative and post those messages, photos, or videos!
Don't forget to use the hashtags #EPWeek2024 or #ReadyforAnything.

More info on rules and regulations are available.


For more information, please contact ps.getprepared-preparevous.sp@ps-sp.gc.ca or call 1-800-830-3118.

This national event is coordinated by Public Safety Canada, in close collaboration with the provinces and territories and partners.

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