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Emergency Preparedness Week 2021. What's Your Reason?

A World of Reasons to be Prepared

When emergencies and disasters hit close to home, it’s vital for communities and individuals to be prepared – for a world of reasons! That’s the key message locally of Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week), a national program that runs from May 2-8.

This year’s “World of Reasons” theme encourages everyone to think about all the important reasons why preparation is so important – to individuals, their families and their communities. And in this pandemic year, preparedness starts with vaccination and with observing public health guidelines to stop the spread of COVID-19. We can overcome this pandemic, together, by doing our part to stay safe and protected. Share your reasons for getting the vaccination on social media with the hashtag #AWorldOfReasons.

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I want to help my neighbours who are new Canadians
My kit and I are ready for whatever happens next
My emergency plan puts me in control of the situation
When bad things happen, Windsor Alerts can save lives
Covid is an example of why it's so important to prepare
To help protect my family and my elderly neigbours

​WEVax Vaccination Awareness Campaign Launched

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, the City of Windsor and the County of Essex, Windsor Regional Hospital and Erie Shores HealthCare want to ensure that you know where to turn for the latest information as vaccination opportunities become available to different groups in our region.

Together we are launching WEVax, a vaccination awareness campaign providing local residents with the latest information on available opportunities, eligible ages and how to register for your COVID-19 vaccination. Residents can visit to learn more.

In the coming days and weeks, residents will begin seeing on social media. brings people directly to the health unit’s vaccination web page where they can quickly determine if they are eligible for a vaccination, find out how they can register and find answers to several commonly asked questions.

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Sign Up for Windsor Alerts

Windsor Alerts sign-upReceive alerts about emergencies in our community by signing up for the Windsor Alerts notification system. During a major crisis, emergency or severe weather event, City of Windsor officials will send event updates, warnings and instructions directly to you on any of your devices. Windsor Alerts is the official emergency communications service for the City of Windsor, Ontario.

Don’t miss out!

Sign up at

You choose how you would like us to contact you:
  • Text
  • Cellphone
  • Email
  • Landline

This system is for Windsor residents only, however, if you work in Windsor, you can sign up using your work address to receive alerts specific to that address. If you would like to received alerts for a communåity outside Windsor, you would need to sign up for their alert system (e.g. LaSalle, Essex, etc.)

Keeping your contact information updated is also key to us keeping you informed. If you have a change of address or phone number, please remember to sign in to the website and revise your information.

For more information:

Visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on the Windsor Alerts registration page, call 311 or contact Windsor Fire and Rescue Services.​​​

Multilingual Campaign Launched to Promote Vaccine Awareness

Multilingual Guide To Your Vaccination Day

A multilingual public education campaign has been launched to urge residents to get vaccinated when they are eligible.

This initiative is the work of the WEVax partnership of the City of Windsor, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, the County of Essex, Windsor Regional Hospital and Erie Shores HealthCare working in partnership with the Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County (MCC) and the Windsor Essex County Local Immigration Partnership (WE LIP).

Windsor and Essex County is one of the most diverse regions in Canada. With more than a quarter of the population born outside of this country, it is common for languages other than English and French to be spoken at home. In addition, this community is hosting thousands of international students already feeling the effects of the pandemic and province-wide shutdown. To reach more members of our diverse community, it is essential to meet the linguistic needs in our region to ensure everyone has access to accurate information about the vaccine and how to get vaccinated.

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WEVax Transportation Options

Cab or bus, the ride's on us. Free transport to/from vaccination appointments. Find out if you are eligible at
Residents taking Transit Windsor to appointments at Windsor-Essex Targeted Vaccination Clinics ride for free. Live in a designated “hot spot”? Cab rides to your vax appointment are free! Get details at #TakeYourBestShot #YQG 

A World of Reasons to Get Vaccinated

The City of Windsor is proud to partner with the Multicultural Council of Windsor-Essex on 'A World of Reasons' - a multilingual campaign featuring testimonials and encouragement from community leaders explaining their reasons for being vaccinated. 

Learn about A World Of Reasons from the Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County and watch the video:
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