Canada's National Disaster Mitigation Strategy
The Government of Canada, together with provincial and territorial governments, launched Canada's National Disaster Mitigation Strategy on January 9, 2008.
This Strategy is based on the recognition by federal, provincial, and territorial governments that mitigation is an important part of a robust emergency management framework, and that all stakeholders are committed to working together to support disaster mitigation in Canada.
Background informationPublic Safety Canada engaged in national consultations with public and private-sector stakeholders. The consultations were intended to obtain views on the scope, policies and mechanisms for coordinating and implementing disaster mitigation activities in Canada.
As a starting point for dialogue, a discussion paper provided a concept of disaster mitigation and a rationale for developing a mitigation strategy. The discussion questions were used to stimulate ideas and dialogue.
Please note that some of the following documents were published before Public Safety Canada (PS) was created in 2003. Thus they reflect the old departmental name, Office of Critical Infrastructure Protection and Emergency Preparedness (OCIPEP).
Emergency Management News Releases
Minister Sajjan reaffirms support to the province of Manitoba to respond and recover from disasters
November 15, 2023
Minister Sajjan marks the International Day on Disaster Risk Reduction
October 13, 2023
Statement by Minister Sajjan on Fire Prevention Week
October 7, 2023
Emergency Management Publications and Reports
- Evaluation of the Initiatives to Address Post-Traumatic Stress Injuries (PTSI) Evaluation Report
- Summary of the Evaluation of the Initiatives to Address Post-Traumatic Stress Injuries (PTSI) Among Public Safety Officers
- The First Public Report of the National Risk Profile
- The National Search and Rescue Secretariat 406 megahertz (MHz) Personal Locator Beacon
- Canada’s Midterm Review of the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030
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