We all have an individual responsibility to be prepared for emergencies. Do you know how much food, water, and other supplies are necessary to sustain you and your family for at least seven days? What are some of the supplies you should have in an emergency kit? Do you know how to prepare an emergency plan for you and your family? Do you know the risks in the Capital Region? This website will provide answers to these questions as well as helpful resources to prepare you and your family for any disaster.

This website is a collaboration between local government emergency programs in the Capital Region which is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island and is comprised of 13 municipalities and three electoral areas. The site is designed to be an ongoing source of emergency preparedness information to residents, resulting in increased resilience on a local level.

Find your local emergency program!

National Emergency Preparedness Week 2015 May 3-9!

Now is the time to ensure you and your family are prepared for a power outage, earthquake or tsunami. The Capital Regional District has a one in three probability of a damaging earthquake in the next 50 years. It's not a matter of if an earthquake will happen, but when. Become Prepared, not Scared!

For more information on Emergency Preparedness week:

  1. Regional: CRD Prepareyourself.ca
  2. Provincial: Emergency Management BC Preparedness
  3. Federal: Government of Canada Preparedness

Looking for Tsunami Preparedness Information?

Help us spread the word about BC tsunami awareness. Check out the resources below produced by Emergency Management BC. This Earthquake and Tsunami Smart Manual and website encourage British Columbians to know the risks, get prepared and make a plan.

26 Weeks to Emergency Preparedness!

Have you wanted to get prepared but don't know where to start? An easy way to get prepared is by following one simple tip a week for 26 weeks. There is a printable list of tips available, or follow us @crd_bc to see the #26weeks posts and receive weekly tips.

Guide To Emergency Preparedness in the Capital Region

Local emergency programs in the Region have collaborated to create an emergency preparedness guide to help you and your family get ready for any emergency. The book contains information on what do before, during, and after an emergency, and includes handy checklists so you don't forget anything.

Emergency Preparedness News and Events in the CRD

  • Wednesday, April 22 - Saanich - 2015 Emergency Preparedness Presentations

  • 2015 Vancouver Island Emergency Preparedness Conference

  • Saturday May 2 - Esquimalt - 2015 Individual, Family and Neighbourhood Preparedness Workshops

  • May 3 to 9 2015 - National Emergency Preparedness Week

  • Tuesday May 5 - Oak Bay - 2015 Emergency Preparedness Information Session

  • Wednesday May 6, View Royal - 2015 Earthquake Preparedness Workshop 1

  • Wednesday May 6, View Royal - 2015 Earthquake Preparedness Workshop 2

  • Saturday May 9, North Saanich - Peninsula Emergency Preparedness Expo

  • Saturday June 6 - Esquimalt - 2015 Individual, Family and Neighbourhood Preparedness Workshops

#26Weeks Emergency Preparedness Tip:

Week 26: Meet with neighbours to discuss #emergency preparations and sharing items such as generators #26weeks

Are you prepared for an emergency or disaster, now about your pets? 

Preparedness should not end with your family, get a kit ready for your pets as well.

Watch More at Prepareyourself.ca's YouTube Channel