Emergency Preparedness: A responsibility we all share 

When disaster strikes, the most important person is you. If you are well prepared, you will be in a better position to help your family, friends and neighbours. 

Regional Emergency Preparedness Information

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.

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.

The 13 municipalities and three electoral areas in the Capital Regional District operate their own emergency programs. For information on programs in your area, please click on the following links below.


Central Saanich  |   Colwood   |   Esquimalt   |   Highlands   |   Langford   |   Metchosin

North Saanich   |   Oak Bay   |   Saanich   |   Sidney   |   Sooke   |   View Royal   |   Victoria

Electoral Areas:

Juan de Fuca   |      Salt Spring Island   |   Southern Gulf Islands

The Guide to Emergency Preparedness in the Capital Region

epworkbook-ed4Local 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.


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Get Your Kit Together

Having essential supplies readily accessible in an emergency is a vital part of preparedness.

Check out our videos on how to create emergency kits for different locations and for specific groups to ensure that you and your family are prepared, even if you’re not at home.

See the complete lineup of videos at:

Prepareyourself.ca's YouTube Channel