The Government of Canada takes your safety and security abroad seriously, and offers a Registration of Canadians Abroad (ROCA) service to all Canadians living or travelling abroad. By registering at http://www.voyage.gc.ca/index-eng.asp, you enable us to contact and assist you in an emergency, or inform you of a family emergency at home.
Whether you live in Canada or abroad, Canadians need to be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours in the event of an emergency, at least 7 to 10 days in case of a major catastrophe. For more information, visit http://www.GetPrepared.ca.
Step 1 - Know the risks - Although the consequences of disasters can be similar, knowing the risks specific to your community and your region can help you better prepare. Find out at www.travel.gc.ca what the hazards are in your region.
Step 2 - Make a plan - Every Canadian household needs an emergency plan. It will help you and your family know what to do if disaster strikes. Make your own plan and print it out today.
Step 3 - Get a kit – Personalize your kit according to your family’s needs. Some suggested items to include, and more details on preparing a plan and kit, are available at www.GetPrepared.ca.
For more information, contact the Canadian Consulate:
Canadian Consulate General
1501 Fourth Avenue, Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98101
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
24/7 Operations Centre
Tel.: 613-996-8885 (collect calls accepted)