Emergency Preparedness Events

2017 Vancouver Island Emergency Preparedness Conference ~ April 6-8, 2017 HAS BEEN CANCELLED

2017 VIEP Conference

Ucluelet is hosting the 2017 Vancouver Island Emergency Preparedness (VIEP) Conference. The Conference will focus on highlighting projects, practices, and research that are occurring in BC related to preparing for the next Cascadia Subduction Zone event.

The conference will share best management practices, present new and innovative emergency preparedness initiatives, and gather leaders of emergency management to help support each other and learn methods to mitigate, prepare, respond, and recover from a Cascadia Subduction Zone event.

We will bring together scientists, governments, first responders, emergency management organizations, and emergency personnel and volunteers to discuss the goal of how to work collaboratively to save lives in remote communities on Vancouver Island should a Cascadia Subduction Zone event occur.

Download the Conference Theme Details Here


April 6, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Delegate reception

April 7, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Welcome, key note and various speakers + exhibits
Presenters will speak to earthquake and tsunami resilience, with aspects of tsunami modelling, disaster management, seismic engineering, early warning systems, emergency communications, etc.

April 8, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Welcome, key note and various speakers + exhibits
Presenters will speak to earthquake and tsunami resilience, with aspects of volunteer organizations such as the Red Cross, Neighbourhood Programs, Emergency Social Services, Salvation Army, First Responder organizations, support communities, etc.

*The Conference Agenda Package is coming soon!


The conference registration fee is $250.00, with an early bird fee of $200.00.

Download the Conference Registration Form Here


Special conference rates are available for delegates attending the conference. Accommodations book up quickly in Ucluelet, so please make your reservations soon.

Download the Accommodation Package Here


We need your support for this event. Great Sponsorship opportunities are available.

  • Friends of the Conference - $50 to $249
  • Bronze - $250 to $999
  • Silver - $1,000 to $2,499.00
  • Gold - $2,500.00 to $3,999.00
  • Platinum - $4,000.00+

Download the Conference Sponsorship Package Here


Exhibitors will have the opportunity to meet clients and promote their products throughout the conference. If your organization is interested in having a booth, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for detailed information.


Emergency Preparedness Week ~ May 2017

Emergency Preparedness (EP) Week is an annual event that takes place each year during the first full week of May. During EP Week, the District of Ucluelet hosts a variety of activities to help emphasize the importance of taking steps to improve emergency preparedness and response. Because an emergency situation can occur anywhere at any time, it is important that every Canadian knows what to do before, during, and after an emergency situation.

2016 Tsunami Drill













Shake Zone 2016: The Mobile Earthquake Simulator

Download Tsunami and Earthquake Information for Ucluelet

Download Household Preparedness Guide from Prepared BC