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Emergency Preparedness Program

Personal Preparedness

Emergencies can happen at anytime and occur anywhere, sometimes without much warning. An emergency can force you to evacuate your neighbourhood or confine you to your home, workplace or class. It can leave you without basic services such as water, gas, electricity or a working telephone. Are you ready?

How to Get Ready

Get Ready at Home
You and your family should be ready to care for yourselves for a minimum of 72 hours. Have you prepared an emergency kit? Learn the steps to personal preparedness and get ready for an emergency at home.
Get Ready at Work
Emergencies can happen at anytime and anywhere, including at work. Will you be ready if you are working on campus and there is an emergency affecting your workplace?
Get Ready in Class
You could be in the middle of an important lecture and an emegency occurs. Do you know what to do or where to go?
Get Ready in Residence
Itís 3:00am and the evacuation alarm has gone off in your residence. Do you know what to do and where to go?
Get Ready in the Car
Emergencies can happen at anytime and anywhere, including while you are travelling by car. Have you prepared an emergency kit for your vehicle?
Get Ready on Public Transit
Your commute to the university on public transit has been disrupted by an emergency leaving you stranded in an unfamiliar area. Are you prepared?
Get Ready on your Trip
Your trip has been interrupted by a major disaster and all forms of communication have been impacted. Are you prepared?

Tools and Resources

York University Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities
Emergency Prepardness Guide for People with Disabilities/Special Needs
Emergency Preparedness Video (EMO)
Create a Home Emergency Plan

Personal Preparedness Links

City of Toronto Office of Emergency Management
Emergency Management Ontario
Public Safety Canada
Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness

Current StatusEvents

In the event that an emergency is declared for the University, this section will provide information related to how the emergency situation has (or has not) affected operations and services.
Emergency information is also available by calling the York University information line at: (416) 736-5600.

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