Collaboration key to building resilient communities to withstand disasters

There is some talk about collaboration as a strategy to build resilient society.  Translating that talk into action is another matter. Regardless, every bit of effort in right direction counts.  Therefore we think it is worth sharing this article published in Canadian Underwriter which cited Steven Blaney, Canada’s minister of public safety and emergency preparedness. As Mr Blaney was quoted saying “Canada’s evolving approach to emergency management means our government is shifting from a reactive model to one that allows us to better identify risks related to natural disasters, and to take steps to eliminate or reduce these risks and their impacts before a disaster strikes”.  Below is the article;

Collaboration key to building resilient communities to withstand disasters

A year ago Toronto was hit by ice storm making it one of the costliest disasters.  Photo: Alex Urosevic for National Post:  Power lines and CN Tower viewed through ice covered branches in Scarborough, December 23, 2013

A year ago Toronto was hit by ice storm making it one of the costliest disasters.
Photo: Alex Urosevic for National Post:
Power lines and CN Tower viewed through ice covered branches in Scarborough, December 23, 2013

Earthquake preparedness demands taking steps now to build resilient communities that can better withstand and recover from the impacts of natural disasters and other emergencies, Steven Blaney, Canada’s minister of public safety and emergency preparedness, emphasized during a speech in Vancouver yesterday. Speaking at an earthquake symposium hosted by the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), Blaney called on all levels of government, industry, academics and the public to work together on earthquake preparedness strategies…