Canada gets its first national Emergency Management Strategy
- Published: Thursday, 31 January 2019 18:33
Canadian Federal, Provincial and Territorial (FPT) Ministers responsible for emergency management met recently to release the country’s first ever Emergency Management Strategy (EM) and to discuss progress made on a number of shared priorities in emergency management in Canada.
Delivering on a commitment from the previous meeting of FPT Ministers in May 2018, Ministers formally approved and released the ‘Emergency Management Strategy for Canada: Toward a Resilient 2030’.
This strategy is the culmination of more than two years of work and reflects engagement with federal, provincial and territorial partners and stakeholders. The strategy supports a whole-of-society approach to emergency management, outlines key priority areas to build a more resilient Canadian society by 2030, and aligns with the United Nations Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.
Ultimately, the strategy provides a roadmap to strengthen Canada' ability to better prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters.