The CVRD has established a Regional District Services Restoration Plan, a coordinated corporate strategy to reopen facilities and restore program and service delivery.
Visit our COVID-19 Information page to read about the CVRD response, access links to resources, and find phone numbers.
View a chronological list of Public Health Orders & Gov’t Announcements.
What We Do
In the Province of British Columbia regional districts and municipalities are required to plan and respond to emergencies in their area. The CVRD has a Regional Emergency Program that includes nine electoral areas, four municipalities and works collaboratively with eight first nations. Our focus is emergency management and our goal is to lead the communities throughout the Cowichan region to prepare, respond, recover and mitigate, for emergency or disaster situations.
Emergency Resilience is our Priority
We plan and prepare before it happens - Training, Exercises & Public Education
We respond when it happens - Coordinate Response in CVRD
We help with recovery after it happens - Coordinate Community Recovery
We help to reduce risks before it happens again - Assess Hazards, Risks & Impacts, and Reduce Risks Where/When Possible
What You Can Do
Get Emergency Information: This is your official source for current emergency information.
Emergency Preparedness: Learn how to be prepared for emergencies.
Local Emergency Response Neighbourhoods (LERN): Learn to help yourself and others.
Emergency Communication Team: Have an Amateur Radio Licence? Join the team!
Emergency Social Services: Help people in crisis recover from disaster.
Community Recovery: Volunteer to work more long-term with people impacted by a disaster.
Search and Rescue: Volunteer to be part of an invaluable and capable team.
Fire Rescue: There are 18 volunteer Fire Rescue operations in Cowichan. Sign up now!