About Office of Emergency Management

The City of Winnipeg's Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is committed to supporting the resiliency of all Winnipeg residents, by supporting preparedness for emergencies and disasters, mitigating and coordinating responses to emergencies and disasters, and aiding in recovery efforts.

OEM manages the Emergency Operations Centre, an emergency space used to coordinate efforts in response to an ongoing incident, emergency or disaster.

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) operates under the authority granted by the emergency management by-law, and the Province of Manitoba's Emergency Measures Act.

To maintain accessible information through effective communication channels, OEM convened a Community Emergency Advisory Committee (CEAC). CEAC is a committee of community members who advise the Emergency Management Leadership Team on emergency preparedness programs and plans as required by the Emergency Measures Act.

Emergency Measures Act

The Province of Manitoba's Emergency Measures Act provides instruction to municipalities about how to structure local government's responses to emergencies and disasters. More information can be found at mb.gov.ca.

State of Local Emergency

The City of Winnipeg's Mayor and Council can declare a State of Local Emergency in times of emergency or disaster in order to respond to the situation adequately. More information can be found at mb.gov.ca.

Emergency Management By-law

The City of Winnipeg's Emergency Management By-law sets out roles and responsibilities of elected officials and the public service during emergencies and disasters. It also details accountability measures and reporting requirements, while formalizing the Community Emergency Advisory Committee and the Emergency Management Leadership Team.

Getting the most up-to-date information during an emergency or disaster is critical:

•    News releases
•    Social media

Remember, if you are facing an emergency or disaster that requires immediate assistance, call 911. Do you have a non-urgent question or feedback to provide? Email us at readywinnipeg@winnipeg.ca or contact 311.

Your 72-hour emergency kit should include a crank radio, battery-powered radio (with extra batteries), or a weather radio.

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