Prepare Your Congregation for Emergencies

In a short period of time, the province of BC has been impacted by wildfires, flooding, snowstorms, and the destruction of homes, businesses, and key infrastructure as well as the loss of human life.

The toolkit and resources shared here are designed to resource parishes, neighbourhood, and households throughout the Diocese to prepare for an emergency and to have a plan in place to be practical and spiritual resources for their surrounding community when disaster strikes.

Parish Toolkit

Emergency situations are potential realities for all communities. Taking the time to plan how to respond to different types of emergencies, as well as the day-to-day needs of faith communities during such events, is essential.

In times of crisis, communities of faith are often places people turn to for support. Yet, depending on the nature of the emergency, the way a congregation normally functions may be severely affected.

Emergency planning is key to not only ensuring the physical health and safety of church staff, volunteers and congregants; it is also key to ensuring that spiritual care, pastoral support, community outreach and worship can continue in ways that are appropriate for the presenting needs and circumstances. 

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