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A group of older adults attending listening to talks in a seminar
Emergency kit includes water, lamp, radio, first aid kit, batteries.

Taking Charge of Your
Emergency Preparedness

Participants will consider the history of natural disasters, the risks for seniors, and how to prepare themselves for potential disasters including winter storms, heat waves, floods, power outages, pandemics and more.


Canadian Red Cross – Be Ready App
Be prepared when disaster strikes. Download the FREE Be Ready Red Cross app, in the Apple App Store or Google Play.

  • Practical and useful preparedness information for a range of disasters and emergencies.
  • Access to in-app information anytime, anywhere even without reception or an internet connection.
  • Interactive quizzes allow you to earn badges that you can share with others.
  • Toolkit with additional features e.g. flashlight, strobe, and alarm.

Canadian Red Cross – First Aid App
The official Canadian Red Cross First Aid app puts lifesaving advice in your hands. Available for Apple and Android mobile devices, the app helps you maintain your first aid skills and respond to everyday emergencies. By downloading the app on your smartphone or tablet, you get instant access to videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice to help you maintain your life-saving skills and respond when needed. Download the app to keep lifesaving help in your hands.

City of Ottawa – Emergency Preparedness
Call 3-1-1

Canadian Red Cross – e-shop
Shop for emergency kits and products.

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