You and your family should have your own emergency plan to ensure your safety during an emergency. Your emergency plan should include:

  • Safe exits from your home
  • Safe exits from your neighbourhood
  • Meeting places in case you and your family members are separated
  • Local and out-of-town contacts

The Government of Canada has a simple online emergency planning guide to help you create your own emergency plan.

Don't forget to also have your survival kit ready, in case there's an emergency.


Talk to your children about your emergency plan. Make sure they know where to meet and who to call if they get separated from you during an emergency. Practice your home escape plan so your kids feel comfortable and know the plan well. Practicing your plan ahead of time will help your kids stay calm during an actual emergency.

View our emergency safety tips for more information.