Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Program

The Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Program arranges FREE workshops for the public on topics related to Individual, Family and Neighbourhood Preparedness. 

For information on upcoming workshops and information sessions, please see our Facebook Page.

Upcoming Sessions

Emergency Preparedness Workshop

Saturday, March 10, 2 - 3 pm
Esquimalt Municipal Hall - Wurtele Room, 1229 Esquimalt Road

Are you overwhelmed with all the information available on emergency preparedness? Do you keep putting it off because you think it will take a lot of time and money to get prepared?

Join us for a 1 hour hands on workshop where we will simplify the process by providing simple steps and resources to start getting prepared today. We will have guides available to create your own family emergency plan and ask any questions you may have.

Insurance and Earthquakes

Wednesday, March 21, 7-8 pm OR

Saturday, March 24, 2 - 3 pm

Municipal Hall - Council Chambers, 1229 Esquimalt Road

An insurance services representative will speak specifically to catastrophic events (earthquake and flood), the claims process, policy coverages, and statutory conditions that residents should know. Q&A session to follow.

Please RSVP to [email protected]


The workshops below are offered periodically during the year depending on the level of interest. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule an on-site session for your community group, please send an e-mail to [email protected] or leave a message at 250-414-7120.

Individual, Family and Neighbourhood Preparedness Workshop - 1.5 Hours

This workshop provides a basic overview of general emergency preparedness including understanding hazards in our region, how to make a family plan, build emergency kits, communicate during an emergency, and make your home safer.

Emergency Preparedness Sessions – 30 minutes

The following short, 30 minute sessions will provide an overview of emergency preparedness for specific topics:

Grab n Go Kits - purpose of having a kit, what items to include and why, options of places to purchase items, and  personal experiences about why a kit is so important.

Young Children – how to talk to young children about preparing for an emergency including plans for when they are at home, in pre-school or elementary school.

Pets – emergency kits for pets, plans for your pet if you aren’t able to get home, and reducing stress in your pet. 

Seniors – emergency kits and additional considerations for health and mobility issues, medications, and working with the “Buddy System.”

People with Disabilities – emergency kits and additional considerations, evacuations that do not allow the use of mobility aids, special supplies, and working with the “Buddy System.” 

Neighbourhood Damage Assessment – 1.5 hours

This workshop provides you with information for assessing building damage in your neighbourhood following an earthquake that can help keep you safe. Please note that this is NOT a certification course.

Neighbourhood Connectedness

Learn how to make your community more resilient is by strengthening the connections and relationships between neighbours on a street, or in apartment or condominium buildings:


Are you passionate about emergency preparedness? We are always looking for volunteers to assist in the delivery of presentations and to help provide information to residents during public events. Interested? Please contact the emergency program office at 250.414.7120.