May 2019

Consumer Edge

Office of Consumer Affairs

May 2019

Emergency Preparedness Week

Encourage Canadians to take part in Emergency Preparedness (EP) Week, from May 5-11, 2019.

Get tips and tools to promote Public Safety Canada's week-long event using their toolkit.

For regional info on EP research and financial assistance programs, contact your provincial or territorial emergency management organization.

Flooding response

Communities in Central, Eastern and Western Canada are experiencing floods due to heavy rainfall. The Government of Canada is supporting provincial governments in responding and is monitoring the national flood situation closely as it evolves.

Find updates on the Government of Canada's response to overland flooding situations in Canada. Learn how to stay safe during and after a flood.

Healthy eating on a budget

Canada's food guide not only offers Canadians healthy eating recommendations, and recipes, but also shares tips on choosing different healthy foods when eating on a budget. For the lowdown, visit the Healthy eating on a budget webpage.

What's new at the OCA?

Identity theft

The OCA's Identity theft web page is now live! It offers tips for Canadians about protecting personal information both online and on electronic devices. It also provides trusted links to get fraud alerts and to report fraud cases.

Consumer Measures Committee

Need information about initiatives that bring together experts in consumer issues from the public and private sectors in Canada? The Consumer Measures Committee (CMC) may have the information you're looking for. Check out their new website.