According to a recent report by the Government of Canada, Climate change is already affecting the frequency, duration, and intensity of extreme weather- and climate-related events in Canada.
This comes as no surprise. 2023 has been the worst season for wildfires in Canada in modern history, with over 19.5 million acres burned by wildfires so far this year.
Whether fires, floods, earthquakes, tornados or ice, all Canadians need to be prepared. For some, age or disability bring certain special concerns when it comes to emergency preparedness.
The Canadian Red Cross has an excellent resource on emergency preparedness specifically for older Canadians.