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Background

The Emergency Social Services Basic course was created by the Public Health Agency of Canada’s (PHAC), Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response (CEPR) in collaboration with the Council of Emergency Social Services Directors.

The content of the course was developed by a working group involving the Council of Health Emergency Management Directors, the Council of Emergency Social Services Directors, the Council of Chief Medical Officers of Health, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and various federal, provincial and territorial government departments.

Participants

Recommended for people who support their communities through Emergency Social Services (ESS).

Course Objective

The course provides individuals with an introduction to emergencies and the essential role that ESS programs play in the response and recovery of a community during times of disaster. The individual will learn:

  • Basic Emergency Management principles as they relate to ESS;
  • ESS and it’s place in the Emergency Management Cycle;
  • 6 Primary Emergency Social Services and how ESS may be delivered;
  • Roles and responsibilities of those who might be involved in planning for and delivering emergency social services; and
  • Possible impacts of a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear (CBRN) or highly infectious disease outbreak on the ESS.

Prerequisites

None

Format

E-learning, self-study, Internet-based

Course Availability

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Note

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to print a Certificate of Completion for their records.