Personal Emergency Preparedness Resources

The Toronto Central LHIN is committed to protecting the safety of Ontarians by supporting both individuals and Health Service Provider organizations in their efforts to prepare for and respond to emergency situations.

The resources on this page provide important information and proven best practices which can help both individuals and organizations ensure that they are in the best position possible to deal with a variety of crisis situations.

Health Service Providers (HSPs) please follow this link for more detailed information.

  • Get Emergency Ready is a guide produced by the City of Toronto, Office of Emergency Management that outlines simple steps individuals can take to help protect themselves and their loved ones during an emergency.
  • GetPrepared.ca Further information on individual preparedness for an emergency, as well as resources specifically tailored for persons with disabilities/special needs.
  • Individual Emergency Planning Provides guidance on how to prepare yourself, your home and your family for an emergency. It is focussed on ensuring that you have everything required to survive the first 72 hours of an emergency, as well as offering tips on how to make an emergency plan, and how to build an emergency kit.
  • The Canadian Red Cross’ “Expect the Unexpected” Program Resource materials including videos, books and games to help children aged 7-13, as well as their parents, begin to consider how they would react in an emergency situation.
  • Emergency Warning System Provides information on the province’s Emergency Public Warning System, as well as Tornado Warnings, Red Alerts, and Emergency Information Warnings. It also provides a mechanism through which one can subscribe to these via different types of media.
  • McMaster Extreme Heat Program Offers training for both health service providers and the general public on best practices when planning on how to deal with situations with extreme heat, which is foretold to become more frequent in the coming years.
  • City of Toronto Heat Map – this resource identifies areas of the City most vulnerable to the results of extreme heat, and can be used to forecast impact on health and community providers.
  • Emergency Warning System provides information on the province’s Emergency Public Warning System, as well as Tornado Warnings, Red Alerts, and Emergency Information Warnings. It also provides a mechanism through which one can subscribe to these via different types of media.
  • The Radiation Health Response Plan was developed by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and designed to guide health sector planning at provincial and local levels across Ontario. Its aim is ensuring that the province’s health sector is prepared to respond to a radiological or nuclear incident, protecting Ontarians and minimizing their risk of illness.