by APC staff

Emergency Preparedness Week is a national awareness initiative that has taken place annually since 1996. It is a collaborative event undertaken by provincial and territorial emergency management organizations supporting activities at the local level, in concert with Public Safety Canada and partners. EP Week encourages Canadians to take three simple steps to become better prepared to face a range of emergencies:
• Know the risks;
• Make a plan; and
• Get an emergency kit.

The Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs is taking this opportunity to raise awareness around emergency preparedness for families and communities during the Emergency Preparedness Week. The information being provided for this article can be found on the internet at

There you can find an Emergency Preparedness Week Toolkit which offers ways you can get involved in building a culture of preparedness in your community. Further, resources are available to download including a children’s activity booklet and other publications that helps individuals or families to prepare for floods, severe storms, power outages, earthquakes, etc.
The Canadian Red Cross also provides resource materials for parents and educators, tools like “Lets plan for the unexpected” is a great resource for parents to teach children to acquire skills and attitudes to react effectively in case of emergencies.

The tools are available on the internet ...

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