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Community Safety and Emergency Preparedness

April 15, 2021

Preparing for emergencies and keeping students in our care safe has become increasingly complex—the occasional fire drill many parents grew up with is no longer sufficient.

In partnership with other school divisions, Saskatoon Police Service and Saskatoon Fire and Protective Services, we have developed safety and emergency plans for a variety of scenarios, including:

  • Fire and evacuation plans;
  • Severe weather emergency plans;
  • Perimeter lockdown: external doors are locked to allow learning to continue inside the safe confines of the school;
  • School lockdown: safety protocols are activated to protect against a potential threat in the school

Learn more about Working Together for Safer Schools

Since 2013, Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools has been part of the Saskatoon and Area Community Threat Assessment and Support Protocol (CTASP).

The protocol helps organizations respond proactively to prevent and reduce the potential for school violence. Organizations work together and share information to assess a threat level and plan intervention to support the young person and his or her family.

More detail is available in this 2-page CTASP flyer, or read the full CTASP protocol.

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