Emergency Preparedness Week 2023

Emergency Preparedness Week is an opportunity to promote the importance of planning and preparing for emergencies. '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 the private sector who support activities at the local level. An annual event for over 25 years, it traditionally takes place the first full week of May. This year Emergency Preparedness Week runs from May 7 - 13, 2023. Ontarians are encouraged to take action to become better prepared for the range of emergencies they could face.

This year's theme is: A Safe, Practiced and Prepared Ontario


  • You are invited! The City of Guelph is hosting an event on May 12 where a variety of emergency response experts will be on hand to answer all of your questions. At least 18 agencies, including Guelph Fire Service, Guelph Wellington Paramedic Service, The Canadian Forces, Ontario Provincial Police, Emergency Management Ontario and the Canadian Red Cross will be participating. This event is free and open to the public. For more information or for additional resources about emergency preparedness, click here. 
    • Event details: May 12, 2023 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the West End Community Centre located at 21 Imperial Road South, Guelph (519) 837-5699.
      Hear our audio ad. See you there!

  • Join Dufferin County on May 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Best Western in Orangeville for the #EMForum, a one-day mini-conference designed to introduce municipal staff, elected officials and our partners to issues, solutions and best practices in local municipal emergency management. Topics of discussion will include climate risk, the new Emergency Management Ontario, Community Emergency Response Teams and community driven resilience. Registration costs $80 for OAEM Members and $100 for Non-OAEM Members and includes a continental breakfast, lunch and snacks. Click here to register. See you there!

  • Your EP Week community event here! Send event details to administration@oaem.ca