Publications

Public Safety Canada publishes a wide variety of products aimed at helping citizens know the risks and get prepared for emergencies. Our publications can be downloaded and printed from this page.

For other publications on aspects of emergency preparedness, visit the web sites for the Canadian Red Cross, St. John Ambulance, The Salvation Army, or your provincial or territorial Emergency Management Organization.

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Your Emergency Preparedness Guide

As our flagship publication, this guide explains in greater detail the steps Canadians should take to become better prepared for emergencies. Included are a Family Emergency Plan template and list of emergency kit items.


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Emergency Preparedness poster

An 11"x17" poster featuring the phrase "Emergency preparedness starts with you."



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Three Steps to Emergency Preparedness brochure

A fold-out brochure summarizing the three steps you need to take to help you and your family prepare for an emergency: Know the Risks, Make a Plan, Get a Kit.



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Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities/Special Needs

A cooperative effort between twenty public and private organizations who were consulted for their subject matter expertise and special insights.



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Pocket Guide to Emergencies

Knowing what to do during an emergency is an important part of being prepared. Use this guide for information on what to do in different situations.



Learn more about specific hazards

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Floods - What to Do?

A detailed guide explaining what steps should be taken before, during and after a flood.



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Severe Storms - What to Do?

A detailed guide explaining what do in the event of a blizzard, winter storm, hurricane, ice storm, storm surge, thunderstorm, or tornado, depending on where you are at the moment.



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Power Outages - What to Do?

A detailed guide explaining what steps should be taken before, during and after a power outage.



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Earthquakes - What to Do?

A detailed guide explaining what steps should be taken before, during and after an earthquake.



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Emergency Preparedness for Farm Animals

A guide aimed at Canadian farmers explaining the steps that should be taken to ensure farm animals, livestock, and poultry are protected during an emergency.