Emergency Preparedness

Learn about our work with community partners to create inclusive emergency planning and response.

Our new initiative for 2016-2018 is A Functional Needs Framework for Every Community. Over the next two years, we will be working with local government emergency programs in BC to ensure that the needs of people with disabilities are included in emergency planning and response. This initiative is funded by Emergency Management BC.

Please see below for information on our projects, workshops and activities related to emergency preparedness.

Award Winning Program

DABC coordinated the Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities Committee from 2006 to 2013. For the committee’s work and DABC’s leadership in the field of emergency preparedness and people with disabilities, DABC received the Award of Excellence at the 2012 Emergency Preparedness Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.


DABC offers workshops to train businesses, government departments, local governments and community organizations how to create emergency plans that include people with disabilities and seniors.


See our Emergency Preparedness Publications.