Under York University’s Emergency Preparedness Policy, the University has developed, implemented, and continuously improves its Emergency Preparedness Program. The Emergency Preparedness Program is based on the 4 principles of emergency management as established by Emergency Management Ontario. The 4 principles include mitigation/prevention, preparedness, response and recovery.
York University has developed its emergency management system based on industry best practices. Emergency planning also includes the use of hazard identification and risk analysis and incorporates an Emergency Operations Centre and an incident management system for emergency response.
The Emergency Preparedness program applies to all York University campuses and locations, as well as University leased space, and temporary field operations and authorized off-site activities that are under the control of University staff.
The York University Emergency Plan establishes the structure that ensures the University is prepared to deal with its identified hazards. It is the methodology through which the University will mobilize its resources in the event of an emergency in order to return the University to a state of normalcy as quickly as possible.