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 a draft version of the Framework. The public consultation is now closed. Comments received are summarized in the What We Heard – Emergency Management in Canada's Agriculture Sector report.

Final Framework

The final Emergency Management Framework for Agriculture in Canada is now available.

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

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