Since 2006, the Disability Alliance BC Emergency Preparedness Project. has been a leader in promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities in emergency preparedness in British Columbia and Canada.
The Disability Alliance BC and Volunteer Canada have trained 20 trainers from disability organizations and volunteer centres from B.C, Yukon, Alberta, Ontario and New Brunswick to deliver community training in emergency planning for people with disabilities.
The training manual Prepare to Survive - Prepare to Help includes exercises and resources for community groups that want to play a role in emergency planning and response in their communities.
Did you know?
The Text with 9-1-1 Service for the Deaf, Deaf-Blind, Hard of Hearing and Speech Impaired (DHHSI) Community is available in Whistler.
Find more information and directions on how to pre-register.