Mindful that children are our most precious asset, the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) has initiated a retrofit program to ensure that childcare centres throughout Canada are safe from disasters. The "Protecting Our Kids From Disasters" program aims to better protect children in childcare centres from earthquakes, floods, hurricanes and winter storms through simple, non-structural modifications. The basic preventative measures recommended by the program reduce vulnerability during a disaster and help mitigate the loss experienced by the childcare facility.
This program is available free of charge. Please contact us for details. For an average sized centre, the total cost of retrofits will be between $500 and $1000. With a little bit of preparation, any group of adults can complete these improvements with ease. The program and instructional video shows the simple actions needed to further improve safety for the children.