Government Operations Centre

On behalf of the Government of Canada, the Government Operations Centre (GOC) supports preparedness for and leads the coordination of the integrated federal response to all-hazard events of national interest.

Response level

As of May 11, 2024, the GOC is activated at Level 2 (Risk Assessment and Planning) for the wildfire season.

As of March 22, 2024, the Government Operations Centre is activated at Level 1 (Enhanced Reporting), for the flooding, and hurricane seasons.

About the Government Operations Centre

How Canada manages emergencies, the Federal Emergency Response Plan, legislation, policy and about the GOC

Requests for federal assistance

Help for provinces and territories when emergencies overwhelm or threaten to overwhelm their resources

Working in a modernized GOC

Workforce, job postings, new accommodations, surge capacity program

Response and monitoring

Daily operations, past events, what the GOC monitors, Watch reports, reporting criteria and activation

Exercise program

GOC National Exercise Program, Coastal Response 2023


Planning, all-hazards approach, cyclical events, continuous improvement program

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