Emergency Preparedness


We invite residents and businesses to rethink what it means to be emergency prepared. The good news is you’re actually more prepared than you think.

Disaster-resilient communities are made up of people who practise ‘everyday readiness’ such as knowing your neighbours, making sure your cell phone is always charged, and buying a few extra tins of food each time you’re at the store.

Together we are ready.

Getting Started

There are simple things you and your family can do to prepare for an emergency. And you may already be doing them! Check out our helpful VictoriaReady brochure to see where you're at and what you need to do.  

Sign Up for Vic-Alert

Vic-Alert is the City of Victoria's new emergency notification service. Vic-Alert sends you updates and instructions by text, phone and email on major emergencies that may impact you. Learn more and sign up for Vic-Alert.

Emergency Workshops this Fall and in 2018

Check out what to include in your family's emergency kits and register for one of our free workshops this fall to learn more about what you need to be prepared to cope for up to seven days in the event of a major emergency or disaster. Our 2018 schedule is now posted.

Connect and Prepare Pilot

Victoria Ready is partnering with Building Resilient Neighbourhoods to deliver Connect and Prepare, a resilience and emergency preparedness pilot project from mid-December 2017 to March 2018. Through a series of facilitated workshops, and with the support of micro-grants, program materials and resource people, three participating Victoria neighbourhoods will  learn how to strengthen emergency preparedness and connections among neighbours.

Three locations will be selected to participate in this pilot. If you're interested in participating, fill out an expression of interest application by Thursday, December 7, 2017.

Tips to Emergency Preparedness

Here are some tips to help you and your family be prepared for an emergency! 

 
 
Everyday readiness for every person, every business, every organization.