Consultation – Emergency Management Framework for Agriculture

Federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) agriculture ministers have committed to improving Canada's approach to emergency management in agriculture. The current approach has served Canada well; however, there are areas where improvements would strengthen its effectiveness.

To encourage discussion, FPT governments jointly drafted the Emergency Management Framework for Agriculture in Canada. The Framework recognizes the evolving and increasingly complex risks faced by the Canadian agricultural sector and proposes a stronger, more cohesive and collaborative approach to preventing, mitigating, preparing for, responding to and recovering from emergencies.

From January 28, 2016 to March 24, 2016 the Government of Canada sought input on the draft Emergency Management Framework for Agriculture in Canada. The public consultation is now closed.

What We Heard

Comments received are summarized in the What We Heard – Emergency Management in Canada's Agriculture Sector report.

Next Steps

The Framework is being revised, based on feedback received through the public consultation, and will be presented during an FPT agriculture ministers' meeting in summer 2016. After the Framework has been endorsed by FPT agriculture ministers, it will be posted online and stakeholders who participated in the consultations will be notified. The final version of the Framework will be available in fall 2016.

For any questions related to the Framework or the consultation, please contact AgEM-GUAg@AGR.GC.CA.

You can also visit the questions and answers page for more information.

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