Emergency Preparedness Week 2020
Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week) is an annual event that takes place during the first full week of May. This national event is coordinated by Public Safety Canada, in close collaboration with the provinces, territories and other partners.
EP Week helps Canadians take action to protect themselves and their families during emergencies. Together with community leaders, first responders, all levels of government and non-government organizations, we can build a more resilient and safer Canada.
EP Week activities
To help you with your preparedness efforts during EP Week and all year long, we encourage you to share our preparedness information using social media and other communications channels.
Here are some helpful tools and resources to boost your emergency preparedness efforts:
- Share the emergency kit checklist brochure in English or French
- Share information from our new webpage dedicated to Hazard preparedness in Alberta
- Share videos from the new micro-lessons series (see below)
- Inform your community about the list of emergency alerts, advisories and downloadable apps
- Refer to additional tools from the emergency preparedness week toolkit from BePrepared.ca
- Listen to one of our experts talk about emergency preparedness with the EPIC Podcast team
Get Prepared: 60 Second Emergency Tips
The Get Prepared video series delivers simple steps that anyone can take to become better prepared for an emergency or disaster.
Getting prepared can seem like a large task to take on. It doesn’t happen over night, and breaking it down into simple steps can make it much easier. Take a minute today to learn about what you can do to become better prepared, and share the videos online and within your community.
To view the video in full screen, click on the title of the video or the YouTube icon.
Raise awareness about being prepared for disaster – take the #PrepareYourSelfie challenge!
The #PrepareYourSelfie challenge uses social media to help you become better prepared. You can share each step you take with others through the #PrepareYourSelfie hashtag.
Use the #PrepareYourSelfie challenge to create a conversation with your community. Invite local leaders and social media influencers to share the message. Challenge businesses and neighbouring communities to take another step towards being prepared and share the journey on social media. Let’s work together to raise the profile of personal preparedness and build resilient communities!
For more information to support #PrepareYourSelfie:
Disasters are becoming more common in Alberta. Being prepared is the best way to make sure you come through a disaster safe and well. Emergency Preparedness (E-Prep) workshops can help build resilience – for you, your family and your community.
E-Prep will help you and your community prepare physically and emotionally for the unexpected, and get you started on a personal preparedness plan for disasters and emergencies.
Connect with the Alberta Emergency Management Agency:
Alberta Emergency Management Agency
14515 122 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5L 2W4
Connect with one of our regional offices, visit AEMA regional offices.