Alert Ready - Emergency Alert System

Record #: CWD0037
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 15 May 2018


Description (Service) A system that delivers critical and potentially life-saving alerts to Canadians through television and radio.

Alerts will include events such as:
  • tornadoes or other natural disasters
  • train derailments
  • fires, including wild, industrial, uban and forest
  • biological, including chemial, radiological or water contamination
  • information alerts such as frost warnings
  • environmental
  • hazardous or explosive materials
  • terrorist threat
  • civil emergency
  • animal danger
  • amber alerts
  • missing persons
  • emergency responder disruption
Enables Canadian government officials at the federal, provincial and municipal level to issue all types of public safety messages through media companies so that the public can take immediate action and stay safe.

See website for a list of alerts and how the alert may sound when issued. Also provides information on emergency preparedness.

Service Details

Hours Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Visit website for information. To receive alerts, listen to radio or access a television.
Languages Other - Alerts will be sent out as per the official language requirements of each jurisdiction or agency. At the discretion of the issuing government authority, alerts can made available in additional languages. Distribution of alerts in additional languages will be up to the individual television, radio, cable or satellite operator.
Fees None

Address and Location

Located In Community Ontario
Address & Map Ontario, ON

Contact Information

Office Phone No public phone number available

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