Health and Safety

Emergency Preparedness – Resources

PreparedBC has an Extreme Heat preparedness website here, and has a guide to preparing for extreme heat, you can find it here.  Emergency Management BC is the province’s lead coordinating agency for all emergency management activities.  Emergency Info BC is a helpful resource during partial and fullscale provincial emergenciesBC Wildfire Services website  provides information on current wildfire activity in BC, including details about specific wildfires, fire response efforts, and Fire Danger Ratings across the province.  BC Wildfire Service mobile app is available to download (to receive real time wildfire information, enable push notifications).  To learn about current wildfire activity, open burning prohibitions, evacuation alerts, evacuation orders and more, check out the app or go to the B.C. Wildfire Dashboard and click on the “Interactive Wildfire Map” link.  To follow for the latest wildfire news on Twitter, click here.  For the latest wildfire news on Facebook, click hereTIP: add your local government/municipality and regional district to your own list of resources to make sure you get information specific to your area.

For a list of Emergency Response phone numbers in Kelowna click here .  If you live in the Central Okanagan (Kelowna), check out the Central Okanagan Emergency Operations page for resources and alerts.  Click here for their website.

To view Disability Alliance BC’s webpage with emergency preparedness resources, click here.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Resources


Staying Safe and Healthy – Resources

We have posted training information on our blog about using fire extinguishers, check it out here.  We’ve also got information about how to put on and take off PPE here, and video on how to wear a face mask here.

There is a Shift into Winter webinar and extra resources from Road Safety at Work all about winter driving safety available here as well as tips sheets (#1, #2, #3) for safe winter driving.

Google has made a series of five short videos about online safety, which can be accessed on YouTube here.  The Google Safety Centre is also a great resource for learning how to be safe online.

For a copy of the Canada Food Guide click here

Check out this information from HealthLink BC  on tips for staying active in cold weather.  For information on staying safe in the winter months click here or check out these Seven Steps to Cold Weather Safety.

For information on staying safe in the summer months, check out sun safety basics here, view a video on sun safety here,  and read about first aid for sunburn and sun illness here.

BC Centre for Disease Control – Website 

The following resources are available online through the BC CDC:

The BC CDC website has a number of other interactive tools and features; see their website for further information.

Information on Diabetes:

Health Link BC – Detictian – Diabetes

Canadian Diabetes Association

Health Link BC – Diabetes Learning Center

TCM Health Info – Diabetes

From the Province of British Columbia’s website (Family & Social Supports):

General & Health Supplements: When you receive assistance, you may be eligible for more money or services to cover extra costs. General Supplements: Each supplement has different eligibility criteria. Contact us to find out if you qualify for any of these additional supports.

• Bus Pass
• Camp Fees
• Christmas
• Clothing
• Co-operative Housing Share Purchase
• Crisis Supplement
• Family Bonus
• Family Maintenance
• Funeral Costs
• Guide Dog and Service Dog
• Identification (I.D.) Fees
• Lost or Stolen Cheque
• Moving, Transportation, and Living Costs
• Pre-Natal Shelter
• School Start-Up
• Security Deposit
• Travel
• Utility Security Deposit
• Health Supplements
• Alcohol & Drug Residential Treatment
• Alternative Hearing Assistance
• Diet
• Extended Medical Therapies
• Hearing Instruments
• Infant Formula
• Medical Supplies, Equipment & Devices
• Medical Transportation
• Natal Supplement
• Nutritional Supplement
• Optical
• Orthotics & Bracing
• Tube Feeding

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