Canadians look to their governments for protection from health risks. They expect their governments to be ready to deal with the possible health risks from:
All levels of government in Canada help to protect the health of Canadians from these threats as part of their efforts to promote health and prevent disease. Local, provincial and territorial authorities do much of that work with federal government support from the Public Health Agency of Canada's Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response (CEPR).
The Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response is Canada's central coordinating point for public health security issues. Among its many responsibilities, CEPR:
To achieve its many different goals, the Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response is organized into specialized offices. Each office has specific responsibilities. The doctors, nurses, scientists and other professionals and support staff across CEPR have the expertise to meet Canada's public health security priorities.
The Centre's Office of the Director General leads and coordinates CEPR operations by providing: