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Novel Coronavirus — July 12, 2021 Update: Explore Scouts Canada’s actions as we continue to follow the direction of government and health agencies in maintaining public health. View recommendations and stay informed here.

Emergency Ready Program

Scouts Canada’s free Emergency Ready program, through the support of Hydro One, offers youth and families tips, checklists and skills to prepare for safe response to potential hazards and conditions at home or in the community.

Through Emergency Ready, gain the confidence and skills to prepare, take action, and stay safe in a variety of emergency and unexpected situations, from extreme weather to household accidents, to protecting yourself and others during a global pandemic.    

Through engaging on-line resources and hands-on activities, youth and their families will learn how to create emergency plans and kits for a variety of scenarios, identify hazards, what actions to prioritize in a crisis, how to safely assist others, basic first aid, recognize and treat shock symptoms, and more. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic it is important that you frequently wash your hands, wear a face mask in public, practise physical distancing and follow the recommendations of your local public health officials.


72-hour kit checklist

72-Hour Kit

Emergency contact checklist

Emergency Checklists

Safety Tip for emergencies

Be Prepared for Emergencies

Other relevant emergency ready resources