Emergency Social Services (ESS)

Emergency Reception Centres
Emergency Assistance for evacuees for: 

  • registration
  • family reunification
  • emotional support
  • coordination of essentials such as food, clothing and lodging

Primary Reception Centres include:   

  • Cowichan Lake Sports Arena, Lake Cowichan
  • Island Savings Centre, Duncan
  • Frank Jameson Community Centre, Ladysmith
  • Kerry Park Recreation Centre, Mill Bay

Many Secondary Reception Centres have also been designated (view listing).

NOTE: After a devastating earthquake, reception centres may not be available! Personal Preparedness and working with our friends and neighbours is essential for everyone!