Disaster Preparedness from Panicked to Prepared!

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10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

In this session, you will learn how to prepare for natural disasters as a community.

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In Person

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Workshop Duration:
2 Hrs

Jackie Kloosterboer ( Survive It)


Imagine being jolted from a deep sleep as the shrill noise of your smoke alarm blasts throughout your home, warning you and your family of fire. What do you do? Where do you go?

Or you find yourself knee-deep in water as the rising floodwaters impact your home.

Or the long-overdue earthquake strikes when you are at work and your kids are home alone – what happens then?

Disasters happen all around us; in 2021, we saw forest fires, flooding, extreme heat followed by the intense cold impact our communities and not to forget COVID. Disasters can happen and do!

Being prepared for a disaster will provide you and your family peace of mind knowing you have a well-thought-out Family Disaster Plan to help keep you and your family safe.

Jackie Kloosterboer has spent countless hours working on the front line of disasters helping those impacted. She has seen the desperation in people who are not prepared as they try to figure out what is next, and she has seen how much easier it is when families are ready.

Join Jackie, a Disaster Preparedness Specialist to learn:

• How to be safe, stay calm and survive it both at home and work
• How to avoid the 5 mistakes people make when faced with a disaster.
• How to cope with the emotional roller coaster when your world is tipped upside down.
• How to come together as a Co-op Team when impacted by a disaster to support your neighbours.

And she does this using humour, stories, and audience participation.

Don’t be panicked – be Prepared!


Jackie Kloosterboer is a Disaster Preparedness Specialist who firmly believes that families prepared for disasters will better survive in the aftermath.

This year Jackie celebrates 25 years of helping families impacted by disaster. She has been on the front line of disasters and seen the devastation caused when families lose their homes and belongings to floods, forest fires, or house fires. Seeing the panic and fear on the faces of these families started Jackie on her journey of helping families achieve peace of mind when it comes to being ready for a disaster.

Jackie travels across Canada as an instructor with the Justice Institute of BC, teaching response teams how to respond to disasters to help those displaced. Throughout British Columbia, she has taken on leadership roles to assist evacuees during disasters.
Jackie is a recipient of the Queens Jubilee award for her dedication to helping people during times of disaster and received the Justice Institute of BC (JIBC) Instructor Excellence Award. Various media outlets across Canada often interview her as she promotes the importance of emergency preparedness.

Jackie has taken this vital message one step further with her book My Earthquake Preparedness Guide – Simple Steps to get You, Your Family and Pets Prepared.