Ready When the Times comes: Program Goals

Goals of the Ready When the Time Comes (RWTC) program :

  • Increase the number of reserve volunteers available to lend a hand in the event of a major disaster in Canada. It is important that the Canadian Red Cross be able to count not only on its own human resources, but also on RWTC trained reservists who can provide support and backup during disasters requiring a sustained response over several days.
  • Develop an emergency preparedness and response culture in Canada by enabling the Red Cross to increase its response capacity through additional human resources.
  • Enable corporations to make a concrete commitment to disaster preparedness by allowing RWTC volunteers to take part in emergency operations.
  • Engage, educate, train and prepare volunteers so they are ready to take part in large-scale disaster operations.