Provincial Responsibilities and Powers

As the coordinating agency, the AEMA (Alberta Emergency Management Agency) has the following responsibilities:

  • coordinate provincial emergency preparedness programs

  • provide liaison with other governments

  • coordinate provincial support to municipal emergency response efforts (Provincial resources and support are often required to assist local authorities following a disaster or major emergency)

  • assess need for a state of emergency relating to all or any part of Alberta. (This declaration is made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. To date there has not been a need for a provincially declared state of emergency in Alberta) 

  • administer disaster recovery program (e.g. financial assistance)

Several provincial emergency plans exist.
These are summarized on the website at:

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