MB Government: Province Proclaims Emergency Preparedness Week

Press Release

May 2, 2022

Public Education to Be Informed, Plan Ahead to Be Ready for Emergencies: Piwniuk

The Manitoba government is encouraging all Manitobans to learn more about how to protect their families and communities during an emergency during National Emergency Preparedness Week May 1 to 7, Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Doyle Piwniuk, minister responsible for the Emergency Measures Organization (EMO), announced today.

“From overall preparedness to effective disaster management and facilitating response and recovery, our government is committed to ensuring the safety of all Manitobans,” said Piwniuk. “Manitoba’s Emergency Measures Organization is pivotal in helping government respond effectively to large-scale emergencies, such as the flooding we are now experiencing in parts of the province. The leadership and co-ordination of EMO enables our government to be prepared to respond to any emergencies and to work in collaboration with all levels of government.”

National Emergency Preparedness Week is supported by Public Safety Canada, working closely with provincial and territorial emergency management organizations, Indigenous organizations, non-governmental and private sector organizations that support activities at the local level. This year’s theme is Emergency Preparedness: Be Ready for Anything, encouraging citizens to become better prepared for a range of emergencies they may experience in their regions.

“National Emergency Preparedness Week is an opportunity for all Manitobans to be informed and plan ahead to better prepare for any eventualities,” said Piwniuk. “Making good decisions that will help protect our families and communities strengthens our province during an emergency.”

To learn more about emergency preparedness in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/emo.

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For more information:

  • Public information, contact Manitoba Government Inquiry: 1-866-626-4862 or 204-945-3744.
  • Media requests for general information, contact Communications and Engagement: newsroom@gov.mb.ca.
  • Media requests for ministerial comment, contact Communications and Stakeholder Relations: 204-451-7109.


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