Ready When the Time Comes Program Goals

The program’s goals are to:

  • Increase the number of reserve volunteers available 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 volunteers but also on RWTC trained reservists that can support and provide backup during disasters requiring a sustained response over several days
  • Develop an emergency preparedness and response culture in Canada by enabling the Canadian Red Cross to increase its response capacity through additional human resources
  • Enable corporations to make a concrete commitment to disaster preparedness as it allows RWTC volunteers to take part in emergency operations
  • Engage, educate, train and prepare volunteers when called upon in case of a large-scale disaster