Overview

We all have a responsibility to raise awareness about being prepared for disasters, emergencies and unexpected situations.

While being prepared for disruption is important year round, Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week) provides us with a unique opportunity to strengthen the call to action and align our messaging to inspire those living and working in Alberta to take simple steps to become more prepared.

Together with community leaders, first responders, all levels of government and non-government organizations, we can create community resilience and help Albertans who face disruptions return to their life and work sooner.

EP Week 2023

EP Week is held every year during the first full week of May. Details on the EP Week campaign will be announced in spring 2023.

Public Safety Canada coordinates this national event in close collaboration with the provinces, territories and other partners. The annual event has been running for over 25 years and traditionally occurs the first week of May.

Resources

For a listing of all of our public education materials visit Resources for your community for content you can share during EP Week and all year long. These resources include 60-second videos, fact sheets, checklists and posters. Materials can be shared on social media, printed for display in public spaces and incorporated into presentations. Share these materials with your community members in a way that is meaningful for them. For tips on how to bring preparedness into everyday conversations, listen to this podcast.

Alberta emergency test alert

Download the Alberta Emergency Test Alert Toolkit for Youth to use the test alert as a teaching moment with Alberta’s youth. The toolkit offers a selection of quick lessons to complement the twice a year test of Alberta’s emergency alerting system.

This toolkit (also available in French) helps those working with Alberta’s youth use the test alert to prompt preparedness action at a time when risk is low, so that schools, youth and their households are ready when the risk is high. For test dates, visit Alert Ready.

Join the Resilience Builders Network

We issue the Resilience Builders Bulletin quarterly to keep you informed of new programming, share opportunities to build community resilience and contribute to disaster risk reduction behaviours in Alberta. Email us at [email protected] with a request to join.

Sign up – Weekly preparedness message

Every Friday we issue a preparedness message that you can share with your networks. These messages can be edited to be more relevant to your network, they fit well into newsletters, social media, and emails, and offer flexibility so you can send them at a time that works best for you. Together, we can motivate preparedness action and help our community become better prepared to navigate disruptions when they occur.

Email us at [email protected] to sign up.

Contact

Connect with the Alberta Emergency Management Agency:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-422-9000
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: [email protected]

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