Civil security is a set of actions and means put in place at all levels of society to measure risks, prevent disasters, limit negative consequences over the population, property and the environment and promote a return to normal life.
In Québec, civil security is based on a clear distribution of responsibilities between citizens, businesses, municipalities and the Government of Québec.
When a disaster occurs, the ministry coordinates actions of the Québec government departments and agencies, through the Organization of the Civil Security of Québec (OSCQ), helps the municipality and those in need until a return to normal life and provides, where appropriate, financial assistance to disaster victims.
Civil protection emergency services are available all year round, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Civil Protection Emergency Services
To report an emergency related to civil protection such as:
Gouvernment Operation Center (COG)
Québec: 418 643-3256
Toll free: 1 866 776-8345
Québec financial aid: 1 888-643-2433