Emergency Preparedness Tips with The Weather Network [11-15]

If you didn’t know by now, we’ve once again partnered with The Weather Network to help you prepare for unexpected, crazy weather. You just never know when it may sneak up on you! We created these Emergency Preparedness Tips with inspiration from redcross.ca/ready.

The following 5 tips (11-15) are:

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11. Know how your childcare provider will contact your family during an emergency.



12. Make sure your childcare provider has up-to-date contact information for you, caregivers & designated people.



13. Connect with a support network that understands your special health care needs. Write down the details.



14. If you have small children, include baby bottles, formula & diapers in your emergency kit.


15. Add a change of clothes for each family member & adjust according to the season.

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Emergency Preparedness Tips with The Weather Network [6-10]

March of Dimes Canada has once again partnered with The Weather Network to provide you with some useful Emergency Preparedness Tips to help you prepare for unpredictable weather this winter season. The tips were created with inspiration from redcross.ca/ready.

The next 5 tips are as follows:

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HL2280DW_1.jpg6. Have a list of provincial emergency management agencies printed and easy to locate.



7. Have cash on hand during power outages. Credit card & Interac systems may not work.



8. Have an adequate supply of fuel in your vehicle in case evacuation is needed in an emergency.



9. Have a plan to connect with family members if you are not together.



10. Identify which people in your neighborhood are vulnerable and may need help.

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Emergency Preparedness Tips with The Weather Network [1-5]


Since 2016, March of Dimes Canada and The Weather Network has partnered together to help spread awareness of what you can do to prepare for unexpected weather during the unpredictable winter season. We worked on creating Emergency Preparedness Tips inspired by information available from redcross.ca/ready.

This year, we’re happy to provide these tips once again, and this time as blog entries so you can easily share and refer back to in the future. Please see the first 5 tips that we’re sharing for the period of Jan 1 – Jan 31. 

Emergency Preparedness Tips [1-5]


1. Pay attention to alerts and be prepared to evacuate.


2. Include medications, prescriptions, cash, and insurance papers in your evacuation kit.

3. Store your emergency go-kit in an accessible location near an exit.


4. Prepare for your pet or service animal’s basic needs: food, water and other supplies.


5. Have enough water and food on hand to last at least 72 hours.

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“I’m The Lucky One”


Bob Hallett (Great Big Sea) and Valdy have joined 13 singers from Spectra Talent Contest to record “I’m the Lucky One” – a charity single in support of March of Dimes Canada, Easter Seals Canada, and the Spectra Talent Contest (a non-profit organization that celebrates diversity in music).

“I’m the Lucky One” is a song about finding your soulmate, a rare and transformative experience.  Written from the perspective of an able-bodied person who falls madly in love with someone with a disability, this powerful love song addresses ableism and accessibility issues.

According to Ralph Hamelmann, RACA Executive Director and song co-writer, the inspiration for “I’m the Lucky One” came several years ago.  “At the time, I was a part-time Independent Living Assistant at Tobias House and had invited a couple of their Consumers to my home for a Christmas Eve gathering. When another guest found out I had invited people with disabilities, they said ‘Oh! They’re so lucky to know you!’  To this, I replied, ‘Not at all. I’m the lucky one!'”

Hamelmann adds, “From my experience, a fair number of people with disabilities experience isolation, which can lead to low self-esteem. I wanted to write a song that celebrates the beauty and authenticity I’ve witnessed firsthand in this community.”

This song is part of Spectra’s social media campaign #AllAbilitiesAreSexy, which aims to end the stigma around disabilities and is supported by Margaret Trudeau. See more about this and you can also purchase “I’m The Lucky One” here: http://thelucky1.ca/