Publications and Reports

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An Emergency Management Framework for Canada - Third Edition In Canada, emergency management adopts an all-hazards approach to address both natural and human-induced hazards and disasters. 2017-05-26
2016-2017 Evaluation of the Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements The Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangement program (DFAA) is a federal transfer payment program that provides financial assistance to a province/territory (PT) for a natural disaster that is declared a provincial/territorial emergency to be of concern to the federal government. 2017-04-04
Summary of the Evaluation of the Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements Program The Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangement program (DFAA) is a federal transfer payment program that provides financial assistance to a province/territory (PT) for a natural disaster that is declared a provincial/territorial emergency to be of concern to the federal government. 2017-04-04
Ministerial Roundtable on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Public Safety Officers Public Safety Canada hosted a Ministerial Roundtable on January 29, 2016 at the University of Regina on the impacts of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on public safety officers. The roundtable brought together over 50 members of academia, not-for-profit organizations, union representatives and tri-service leadership (fire, police and paramedic), operational public safety officers, and all three levels of government to the table to discuss the threat posed by operational stress injuries (OSIs) affecting public safety officers. 2016-02-20
Plan for the Movement of People and Goods During and Following an Emergency Canada's security and economy is dependent on effective joint border management. The impacts during and following an emergency could be widespread, causing significant and measurable disruptions (for example, border congestion, restrictions or closures) to the normal cross-border movement of people and goods at Canada and United States (US) ports of entry. 2014-10-20
Internal Audit of Financial Management Governance This audit was approved by the Deputy Minister on May 23, 2013 as part of the Risk-based Audit Plan 2012-13 to 2014-2015. Public Safety Canada (PS) identified financial management governance as an area of interest warranting audit. 2014-09-22
Fourth Annual Roundtable Canada's Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction The purpose of this annual event is to make Canadians safer by reducing risks, making communities more resilient and partnering with all levels of government, universities, professional associations, voluntary organizations and the general public. 2014-09-12
Internal Audit of Emergency Management Planning: Leadership and Oversight Under Section 3 of the Emergency Management Act (EMA), the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness is responsible for providing government-wide leadership and oversight over the emergency management (EM) activities of federal institutions – including their emergency management plans, which include the following instruments 2014-05-02
Third Annual Roundtable Canada's Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction The purpose of this annual event is to make Canadians safer by reducing risks, making communities more resilient and partnering with all levels of government, universities, professional associations, voluntary organizations and the general public. 2014-04-04
Canada's National Disaster Mitigation Strategy 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. 2013-05-13
Communications Interoperability Action Plan Tasks, Sub-Tasks and Deliverables 2013-2014 The purpose of this Communications Interoperability Action Plan is to articulate the specific tasks assigned to each action item derived from the Communications Interoperability Strategy for Canada (CISC), including those items carried forward from the previous version of the 2012 Action Plan, the last Federal, Provincial, Territorial (F/P/T) Interoperability Sub-Working Group (IWG) meeting in Toronto, Ontario December 2012 and the Canadian Communications Interoperability Plan Working Group's last meeting in Windsor in September 2010. 2013-03-01
All Hazards Risk Assessment Methodology Guidelines 2012-2013 This document has been developed by Public Safety Canada, in close partnership with Defence Research and Development Canada - Centre for Security Science, as part of the federal All Hazards Risk Assessment initiative endorsed by the Assistant Deputy Minister Emergency Management Committee in October 2009. 2013-02-08
A Guide to Business Continuity Planning This publication provides a summary and general guidelines for business continuity planning (BCP). 2013-02-08
1st Annual Roundtable Canada's Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction As the Advisory Committee for Canada's Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, we are pleased to present you with the final report for the inaugural National Roundtable on Disaster Risk Reduction which took place in Fredericton, New Brunswick on October 26, 2010. 2012-10-23
North American Plan For Animal and Pandemic Influenza The NAPAPI is a comprehensive cross-sectoral regional health security framework developed mainly with the input of the health, agriculture, security, and foreign affairs sectors to protect against, control and provide a public health response to animal and pandemic influenza in North America, while avoiding unnecessary interference with international travel and trade. 2012-04-03
Canadian Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) classification guide Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada (PSEPC) has the federal lead in developing Canada's capacity to rescue victims from major structural collapse or other entrapments. Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) is the general term for a group of specialized rescue skills supplemented by search, medical and structural assessment resources combined in a mobile, highly integrated team. 2012-03-22
Emergency Management Planning Guide 2010–2011 Public Safety Canada has developed this Emergency Management Planning Guide, which is intended to assist all federal government institutions in developing their all-hazards Strategic Emergency Management Plans (SEMPs). 2012-02-20
Archived - All Hazards Risk Assessment Methodology Guidelines 2011-2012 This document has been developed by Public Safety Canada, in close partnership with Defence Research and Development Canada - Centre for Security Science, as part of the federal All Hazards Risk Assessment initiative endorsed by the Assistant Deputy Minister Emergency Management Committee in October 2009. 2011-12-01
2nd Annual Roundtable Canada's Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction The purpose of this annual event is to make Canadians safer by reducing risks, making communities more resilient and partnering with all levels of government, universities, professional associations, voluntary organizations and the general public. 2011-10-18
Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives Resilience Strategy for Canada In order to enhance and sustain Canada's resilience to CBRNE events, all levels of government within Canada have collaborated to develop the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives Resilience Strategy for Canada 2011-01-01
Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives Resilience Action Plan for Canada The purpose of the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) Resilience Strategy for Canada is to provide the policy framework that guides the creation and maintenance of sustainable capabilities, common standards and steers investments in CBRNE policies, programs, equipment, and training in a common direction. 2011-01-01
Communications Interoperability Strategy for Canada The Communications Interoperability Strategy for Canada (CISC) is a strategic document that sets goals and identifies key national priorities to enhance governance, planning, technology, training and exercises to promote interoperable voice and data communications. 2011-01-01
An Emergency Management Framework for Canada An Emergency Management Framework for Canada guides and strengthens the way governments work together to protect the safety and security of all Canadians. 2011-01-01
Federal Emergency Response Plan January 2011 The FERP is designed to harmonize federal emergency response efforts with those of the provinces/territorial governments, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector. 2011-01-01
National Emergency Response System The National Emergency Response System is a component of Canada's emergency response management system and incorporates the principles for emergency management as set out in An Emergency Management Framework for Canada, approved by the federal, provincial and territorial governments. 2011-01-01
Federal Policy for Emergency Management To promote an integrated and resilient whole-of-government approach to emergency management planning, which includes better prevention/mitigation of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from emergencies. 2009-12-01
The Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Strategy of the Government of Canada The Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Strategy of the Government of Canada defines CBRN as weaponized or non-weaponized chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear materials that can cause significant harm. Non-weaponized materials have been traditionally referred to as Dangerous Goods (DG) or Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) and can also include contaminated food, livestock and crops. 2005-03-31
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