Emergency Plans & Kits

Emergencies can happen unexpectedly or with very little warning. Whether you are a student, librarian, staff, or faculty member, you can take the steps to prepare yourself to respond quickly and be able to help yourself and others in crisis situations.

Learn about the hazards in your location, develop an emergency plan, and prepare an emergency kit for your household or workplace.

Prepare a Household Emergency Kit

The Government of Canada encourages all residents to be prepared to be self-sufficient for 72- hours in the event of an emergency. Students in residence may want to consider that food services operations may be impacted by extreme weather events. Directions on building an Emergency Kit and the recommended contents, which include non-perishable food, water, flashlights, and other items can be found at the Government of Canada’s Preparedness Website.

Prepare a Workplace Emergency Kit

If an emergency happens when you’re at work, you may not be able to return home. All University of Toronto divisions are encouraged to ensure their work areas are equipped with a Workplace Emergency Kit containing food, water, sanitary supplies, flashlights and other items necessary for their teams to be self-sufficient for 72-hours.  

Employees can support this process by ensuring they have a go-bag at their workplace containing personal essentials such as medication, backup contacts or glasses, a phone charger, battery bank and a change of clothes.

Helpful resources for building, or buying a workplace emergency kit include: 

Important Contacts

Emergency: 911

Campus Safety (Emergency)
St. George/UTSC: 416-978-2222
UTM: 905-569-4333

Campus Safety (Non-Emergency)
St. George: 416-978-2323
UTSC: 416-287-7398
UTM: 905-828-5200

Looking for tips on what to do before, during, and after weather-related emergencies? Check out our extreme weather emergency guides:

Heavy Rain or Flooding
Snow & Ice Storms
Tornadoes or Extreme Wind
Extreme Heat