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Community Resilience

Did you know in an emergency, your neighbours are often your first responders?

The more you know your neighbours and the better connected you are, the more easily you will be able to respond to and recover from emergencies. Here are some examples of activities you can do to connect with your neighbours while planning and preparing together:

  • Host a party for your block or building to get to know each other better
  • Create a neighbourhood map identifying resources, skills, people who may need extra assistance, and where to meet in an emergency
  • Arrange a first aid or rapid damage assessment course to learn together
  • Organize a sharing library for tools and resources for neighbours to share during emergencies as well as everyday
  • Check out this Neighbourhood Preparedness Guide or Apartments and Condos Guide from PreparedBC to create a neighbours helping neighbours emergency plan