epp1    OKA EMERGENCY AWARENESS PROGRAM RUN BY VOLUNTEERS FROM ONTARIO KONKANI COMMUNITY

 The Emergency Preparedness Program (EPP) is one of the eight programs identified during the Focus Group Meeting held on April 23, 2017. The aim of this program is to create an emergency awareness and be ready for an eventuality. Emergency may vary from an unexpected event that requires help and/or support to, a death in the family. The program is run by volunteers and participation is voluntary.

The Emergency Preparedness Program (EPP) is one of the eight programs identified during the Focus Group Meeting held on April 23, 2017. The aim of this program is to create an emergency awareness and be ready for an eventuality. Emergency may vary from an unexpected event that requires help and/or support to, a death in the family. The program is run by volunteers and participation is voluntary.

This program is not just for the seniors, it is for all. As a matter of fact, youth who have parents, grandparents, spouses or siblings will find this program very helpful.

The program will be launched on Sunday August 18, 2019 at 10:00 AM at the SVBF Community Centre, 80 Brydon Drive, Etobicoke. The details to follow.

THIS EVENT IS FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL OKA MEMBERS AND WE ENCOURAGE ALL TO ATTEND.

To register and/or to give suggestions/comments, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

EPP WILL HAVE FOLLOWING ELEMENTS. Details will become available soon:

SURVIVOR/EMERGENCY KIT:
Coordinators: Ashok and Amita Bhatt supported by Raghunath Kamath.
Aim is to help community members to build their own emergency kits that will include important/critical information and documents that will become handy during emergency, especially, after a death in the family. The focus of this team is also to develop a personal emergency information checklist and provide a suitable kit and/or process to store relevant information.

MEDICAL/NON-MEDICAL INFORMATION:
Coordinators: Jayesh and Gayatri Nayak supported by Murali and Neeta Nayak.
The focus is to develop a central repository of relevant information/links including government/ nongovernment services, legal matters, priests, funeral homes, etc.

EMERGENCY:
GTA East: Shivdas and Sheetal Pai supported by Bina Kamath, Dinesh Shenoy and Divakar Shenoy.
GTA West: Sudhir and Sumana Nayak supported by Niranjan Kamath, Jayesh Nayak, Kash Nayak and Shashi Nayak.
Teams will be ready to provide information and/or support in case of an emergency including a death in the family.

YOUTH:
Coordinators: 
Dr. Nikhil and Nisha Pai 
who will assist in developing, implementing and monitoring the program as well as maintaining communication line with the young adults in our community.

PROGRAM
Coordinators: Sadanand and Suvarna Mankikar
Are responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring the program with the help of the above mentioned teams.

**This program is supported by Nalini Shenoy and the funds raised by the “Culture Criminals” during their debut performance “Timeless” on February 9, 2019.