Preparing Your Faith Community for an Extreme Weather Event

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. (Yonge & Heath St. 1 block from St. Clair & Yonge subway station)

Due to climate change, we are experiencing more extreme weather events. Faith communities have expressed an interest in becoming one of the groups in the community that respond. They want to learn how to be prepared, so they can help others.

Emergency Training Workshop         

Divisional Director, The Salvation Army, Emergency Disaster Services, will lead a free three hour workshop, to teach you and your congregation how to prepare and act safely in an emergency; blackout, flood or extreme weather event.

Note: This is Part 2 of a series; participants completing both parts will be given a certificate, courtesy of The Salvation Army and Faith & the Common Good. 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

1. Preparation of Your Congregation in advance of an Emergency; how to prepare and organize your congregation; assignment of their roles and responsibilities 

2.  Preparation of your Building: energy conservation and basic steps to disaster proof your faith building and your home; suggested list of emergency supplies and equipment  

3. Collaboration with Community Partners; role that government agencies and other partners play during an emergency 

Register at:  Oct 15 Preparing Your Congregation for Extreme Weather Workshop

Please register by Tuesday, Oct. 13th. 

For information, contact Donna Lang dlang@faith-commongood.net

We wish to thank our sponsors and partners for making this project possible.