Public Safety Canada

Public Safety Canada

October 21, 2010 09:00 ET

Government of Canada Contributes to Emergency Management

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 21, 2010) - The Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety today announced a federal contribution of $125,000 for a new initiative to benefit Canada's emergency managers called Partnerships Towards Safer Communities. The funding was awarded to the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC) who will provide emergency managers across Canada with a web-based resource that will increase the exchange of information vital to continuously improve public, private and not for profit emergency management programs.

"The Government of Canada recognizes the importance of the emergency management community and the CAFC's role in promoting a safe and resilient Canada," said Minister Toews. "Through Public Safety Canada funding for this initiative, the CAFC will be able to develop partnerships and to enhance and continue its on-line service for emergency management professionals and business continuity experts everywhere in Canada."

"The CAFC welcomes the opportunity to partner with the Government of Canada," said CAFC President, Rob Simonds. "Collectively, we have a shared leadership responsibility to support and enhance emergency preparedness throughout our nation. Partnerships Towards Safer Communities will enable us to broaden our efforts to build collaborative practices and further strengthen our efforts to support the safety and security of Canadians." 

The funding was provided under the department's Policy Development Contributions Program, which supports strategic public safety and emergency management projects undertaken by our stakeholders. Approved projects contribute to policy making and improving service delivery.

More information is available on Public Safety Canada's website: www.publicsafety.gc.ca.

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