Take or request a free emergency planning workshop
Want to learn more about how to prepare yourself, your family, and your pets for an emergency? Sign up for a free City of Vancouver emergency planning workshop.
In the workshops, you will learn to prepare for, respond to, and recover from earthquakes, hurricanes, and other disasters. You can also learn how to reduce possible damage to your property.
These workshops are offered through the Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Program (NEPP). They are two hours long, and are held regularly in community centres throughout Vancouver. The workshops are free to attend.
Request a custom workshop for your business or community group
We are happy to bring any of our free emergency safety workshops to your workplace or community group, as long as there are at least 15 people in your group.
Fill out the form to request a private, customized safety workshop.
Emergency workshop descriptions
Earthquake preparedness – be prepared, not scared
It is possible that there could be a devastating earthquake in Vancouver - similar to those in Japan and New Zealand - yet few people take the steps necessary to be prepared.
This free workshop will show you the right way to prepare for any type of emergency or natural disaster. You learn how to develop a family emergency plan, how to perform a “home hazard hunt,” how to create emergency kits, and more.
Earthquake preparedness and apartment living
This workshop addresses the unique challenges that people living in apartments or condominiums face when preparing for emergencies or disasters. You learn how to develop a family emergency plan, how to perform a “home hazard hunt,” how to create emergency supply kits, and more. You also learn what do to when an earthquake strikes while you are in your apartment or condominium.
Earthquake preparedness for you and your pet
Are you a pet owner? In this workshop, you will learn what to do to make sure that both you and your pets stay safe during an emergency.
You will learn about the supplies you need to have on hand to care for your pet during an emergency, how to make your home safe for your pets, what to do if you and your pets are evacuated, and how to develop a family emergency plan that includes your pets.