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Emergency Preparedness Week

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​​Emergency Preparedness Week (May 5-11, 2019)

Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week) is a federal-provincial-territorial initiative to promote emergency preparedness across Canada. This year, EP Week runs from May 5-11 and the provincial theme for Ontario is: Are You Ready?

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Our EP Week theme from 2017 and 2018 was very successful in engaging community members and encouraging conversations about how to be prepared for emergencies. Campaign materials are still available online for municipalities or EP partners that wish to use them. Campaign materials are still available online for those municipalities or EP partners that may wish to use them.

​​Alert Ready in Ontario

Alert Ready in Ontario is part of a national service designed to deliver critical and potentially life-saving emergency alert messages to Canadians. Emergency alerts are distributed on radio, TV and compatible wireless devices to help ensure that Ontarians have the critical information they need in emergencies to take necessary precautions to protect themselves and their families.

On May 8, 2019 at 2:55 PM EST, another province-wide test of Alert Ready will occur. These tests ensure the system will function properly when needed.