A variety of factors can cause emergencies, such as natural disasters, industrial accidents, terrorism and computer viruses. Whatever the causes, Public Safety Canada works to reduce their impact.
We develop national policy, response systems and standards. We issue timely alerts and similar products to help protect Canada's critical infrastructure. We also work closely with emergency management organizations across Canada and support our regional partners and first responders with funds, tools and training.
For the Government of Canada, Public Safety Canada houses the Government Operations Centre at the hub of the national emergency management system. It's an advanced centre for monitoring and coordinating the federal response to an emergency. Our network of 11 Regional Offices and 2 Satellite offices across Canada are the Department's representatives closest to any emergency or event of national interest. They provide regional operational support to the Government Operations Centre.
Learn more about what we are doing in the following areas: