The City of Grande Prairie and the County of Grande Prairie are teaming up to promote Emergency Preparedness Week, a national awareness initiative that aims to encourage Canadians to take action in preparing for emergencies.

This year, Emergency Preparedness Week will take place from May 7-13, 2023. The event is a collaborative effort between provincial and territorial emergency management organizations, Public Safety Canada, and local partners like the City and County of Grande Prairie.

The focus of this year's Emergency Preparedness Week is "Ready for Anything." The initiative encourages Canadians to take three simple steps to become better prepared for emergencies: Know the risks, make a plan, and get an emergency kit.

"We're proud to partner with the County of Grande Prairie to promote the importance of emergency preparedness," said Mayor of Grande Prairie, Jackie Clayton. "Being prepared for an emergency is everyone's responsibility, and we want to ensure that our community has the tools and resources to do so."

“Creating a plan to know what to do if disaster strikes is the first step to preparing for emergencies,” said Bob Marshall, Reeve of the County of Grande Prairie. We’re pleased to partner with the City of Grande Prairie in promoting Emergency Preparedness Week to help improve the safety and security of residents.”

Throughout Emergency Preparedness Week, the City and County of Grande Prairie will be sharing information and resources to help residents prepare for emergencies. Follow the City and County's social media channels for updates, tips and resources.

For more information on Emergency Preparedness Week, visit

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Media Inquiries:            
Philip Cooper,
Director of Communications, City of Grande Prairie

Bob Marshall
Reeve, County of Grande Prairie