Emergency Preparedness

When an emergency occurs, equine and equine owners are affected – horse owners and custodians are often left on their own to manage the horses in their care. Experience has shown that the lack of emergency structure creates human and animal safety issues and has a negative impact on the response of first responders and municipal emergency coordinators to the actual emergency.

In March of 2017, the AEF received funding for the Equine Industry Emergency Preparedness Program. The outcome was an Equine Industry Emergency Preparedness Plan that includes guidelines and templates to assist Municipality governing bodies and personnel to incorporate equine into existing emergency management plans. In an emergency, your municipality or community will have the resources to assist equine owners.

Action Plan and Additional information:


In a commitment to improving Canada’s approach to emergency management in agriculture, federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) governments have developed an Emergency Management Framework for Agriculture in Canada (the Framework). The Framework sets out to improve Canada’s ability to address risks and emergencies along the continuum from prevention to recovery, therefore strengthening the resilience, sustainability, and competitiveness of the agriculture sector.

Click here to view the framework.

Events

May
26
Tue
2020
10:00 am Importance of Saddle Fit – Commu... @ Zoom Meetings (Online)
Importance of Saddle Fit – Commu... @ Zoom Meetings (Online)
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Importance of Saddle Fit - Community Engagement Session @ Zoom Meetings (Online)
We look forward to your participation in our online Community Engagement Session – The Importance of Saddle Fit – featuring Rose Schwinghamer from CommonWealth Saddles.Session Details: Comfortable horses last longer, and we all want our[...]
May
29
Fri
2020
5:00 pm CANCELLED – 2020 CanTRA Conferen... @ Olds College
CANCELLED – 2020 CanTRA Conferen... @ Olds College
May 29 @ 5:00 pm – May 31 @ 5:00 pm
CANCELLED - 2020 CanTRA Conference "Celebrating 40 Years of Leadership" @ Olds College
In May 2020, CanTRA will be hosting a 3-day national conference for equine-assisted therapeutic service providers, welcoming professionals from programs across Canada. This event will bring representatives from fields together in an educational context, promote[...]

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