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  1. Paper surveying various available insurance modalities and reviewing recent initiatives in developing and emerging market countries.
  2. Case study of the national disaster law and policies, regional, bilateral and international agreements, declarations and regulations regarding the disaster response law in Turkey within the framework of the 1999 Marmara Earthquake.
  3. The Canadian Red Cross provides information on how to be prepared for emergencies. They also teach Quakesafe, a personal preparedness course and first aid classes, as well as selling first aid and emergency kits.
  4. A collaborative effort of the Meteorological Service of Canada, the Institute of Catastrophic Loss Reduction and the Office of Critical Infrastructure Protection and Emergency Preparedness. Background technical papers regarding the risk to Canadians from natural hazards, how those risks might be mitigated, and an inventory of gaps in knowledge and synthesis document suitable for the general public.
  5. Natural Resources Canada in collaboration with federal, provincial and municipal governments and organizations developed the FireSmart Program which provides information and guidelines for protecting communities from wildfire. Over 15,000 copies of the manual have been distributed across Canada and internationally. They also provide Community Grant Program for projects to reduce the risk of wildfire in a community.
  6. A program of the Canadian Red Cross, State Farm Insurance and the Weather Network to prepare children for natural hazards, and emergency preparedness. The program has three components: It can happen, be ready (7-8 years); Facing the unexpected, be prepared (10-11 years); and Be ready, be safe (12-13 years). The program has reached more than 750,000 children.
  7. This national Canadian campaign educates the general public about the risks in their area and encourages them to make a plan and an emergency kit. There are also publications regarding specific hazards and a general guide for business continuity.
  8. The ICLR is a coordinated effort to reduce disaster losses involving member insurance companies, The University of Western Ontario and other partners. They have risk awareness and preparedness information for the general public on earthquakes, flood/droughts, hurricanes, lightning/hail, tornadoes, wildfires, and winter storms.
  9. Free resources to educate the public on how to protect their families and homes before, during and after natural disasters, such as earthquakes, hurricanes, lightning, hail, tornados and winter storms.
  10. Two booklets for adults are distributed in Canada: Quick Guide to Family Emergency Preparedness and Generic Emergency Plan for Schools. Also Kids Can, Emergency Plan coloring and activity book.

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