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Ready Calgary Kids

Ready Calgary Kids is an in-class program for grade five students in Calgary schools which teaches personal and household emergency preparedness. The program is facilitated by teachers in their classrooms and takes about an hour to complete. It is taught during Emergency Preparedness Week which falls on the first full week of May. Materials for the program are available to grade five teachers in Calgary through their school board.

Teachers or parents with questions about the Ready Calgary Kids program can email ReadyCalgary@calgary.ca.

Educator feedback

Are you an educator who has already taught the Ready Calgary Kids program? We are interested in your feedback about how we can make the program even better.

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Additional resources

These resources can be used in the classroom as part of the program or at home.

  • The City of Calgary has over thirty business units that are responsible for everything from transit and roads to recycling and recreation centres. The Calgary Emergency Management Agency and the Calgary Fire Department have information on personal and family preparedness, hazards and risks in Calgary, fire safety, information on business continuity, and preparation for those with special needs. Plain Language resources are also available online or by calling 311.
  • Alberta Emergency Alerts is a notification system provided by the Government of Alberta that warns Albertans of emergency situations.
  • Alberta Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) is home to the Disaster Recovery Program that provides funding for homeowners, small businesses and non-profit organizations who have experienced uninsurable damage or loss from a disaster.
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada is home to the Sky Watchers Program, an educational initiative that provides free teaching material on the subject of weather, including information, explanations, lesson plans, experiments, activities, and more. Additional information about weather and weather alerts can be found at weather.gov.ca.
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in the United States has interactive tools available online for educators, parents and kids. Become a “Disaster Master” through online games and activities.
  • Government of Canada hosts a variety of emergency preparedness information for Canadians. You can also call 1.800.O.Canada for more information.
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Sparky School House have additional resources regarding emergency preparedness and fire safety.
  • Operation Lifesaver educates citizens about hazards surrounding railways and trains. Their goal is to prevent collisions between trains and motor vehicles, and prevent trespassing incidents that can lead to injury. Most every collision and trespassing incident can be avoided.

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