Emergency Preparedness Week reminds everyone to be prepared for an emergency situation
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May 8, 2023
Welland, ON – The City of Welland, along with all Niagara municipalities, encourages its residents to take heed of the Emergency Preparedness Week’s theme and ‘Be Prepared’.
During Emergency Preparedness (EP) Week (May 7-13, 2023) this year, the Niagara Region is releasing a Get Prepared Niagara video highlighting three types of hazards Niagara residents could face and the importance of an emergency safety plan.
“Residents may not know the importance of preparation when it comes to managing an emergency,” said Fire Chief Adam Eckhart. “Each member of the community has a role to play in assisting our friends, family, and vulnerable community members alike. Being prepared is crucial to surviving an emergency.”
Emergency preparedness increases knowledge and reduces risks in an unforeseen event; emergency preparedness is everyone’s responsibility. Residents can prepare themselves by:
Making a plan: Include actions that will help yourself and your family stay safe before, during and after an emergency event.
Building a kit: Gather supplies that will prepare you and your family to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours in the event of an emergency.
Staying informed: Follow local authorities for up-to-date information and instructions. Be sure to include a portable, battery-operated radio in your emergency kit.
“We are very excited to partner with our sponsors to develop and share this emergency preparedness educational film for the residents of Niagara,” said Cathy McGrath, Emergency Management Coordinator, Niagara West Emergency Management. “When we are prepared as individuals, it helps make our community safer and more resilient.”
This designated week is a national effort led by Public Safety Canada, provincial and territorial emergency management organizations, Indigenous organizations, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector.
This new series from the GNCC in partnership with Niagara Economic Development showcases the businesses in your community, uncovering both the hidden gems and the famous brands all across the region.
At first glance, a printing company, florist, insurance broker, building supply store, and vertical farm might seem like they have little in common. But what unites these Welland businesses is their unwavering commitment to delivering something better for people.
In a world where the bottom line often seems to be the only priority, Welland-based businesses like Vision Greens, D’Angelo Printing, Goodman’s Florist, Youngs Insurance, and Build It Again Ron are refreshing reminders of the power of commitment to people. Whether it’s through sustainability, personalization, or community engagement, these businesses demonstrate that success can be about more than just profits.
The Council of The Regional Municipality of Niagara is seeking community members to join a number of its Committees. Serving on a Committee is a great way to provide valuable insight, get involved and play a key role in the future of your community.
City’s Economic Development Department supports second trades promotion night alongside Niagara Catholic DSBN
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May 12, 2023
Welland, ON – The City of Welland’s Economic Development Department continues to support local partners and the trades, teaming with the Niagara Catholic District School Board to host the second leg of this year’s trades promotion nights.
Taking place on Wednesday, May 17, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Saint Michael Catholic High School in Niagara Falls, the City of Welland’s presence and promotion stems from discussions with industry leaders in Welland. The economic development team’s involvement directly relates to the pursuit of bringing talented and engaging industry to the city while helping prepare the future workforce to meet industry needs.
“It’s no secret that skilled trade workers are in high demand,” said Lina DeChellis, economic development manager. “Our focus continues to be on understanding what the City of Welland needs to attract new businesses and to help prepare our emerging workforce to meet the needs and requirements of the exciting industries calling Welland home.”
The events promote the trades to parents and students in Grades 6 to 10, strengthening the industry-school relationship. The first trades night in January hosted 30 vendors and attracted more than 300 students and parents.
“Our goal is to promote all post-secondary pathways to our students and highlighting the local opportunities in the skilled trades and technologies with our industry partners provides real examples of apprenticeship success,” explained Kim Kinney, Niagara Catholic Superintendent of Education responsible for the Program and Innovation portfolio. “The realities of the apprenticeship pathway may appeal to students who are college- or university-bound, and this event is designed to provide the information to parents and students directly from industry.”