Letter to Municipalities - September 10, 2020

Vulnerable Persons Registry
99 Foster Drive, Level Six
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 5X6


September 10, 2020

To Whom it May Concern:

The Vulnerable Persons Registry (VPR) is a free, voluntary, and confidential service aimed at improving the safety of residents living at home who would be at a greater risk during emergencies. The Vulnerable Persons Registry has been running in Sault Ste. Marie since 2011 and expanded services last year to assist communities along Huron North Shore.

The Vulnerable Persons Registry assists Communities involved respond to those registered during extended power outages, floods, snowstorms and other emergencies to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the most vulnerable persons.

The VPR provides an up-to-date accurate list of the most vulnerable persons living at home in your community, so your Community Emergency Management Coordinator can respond to large or small scale emergences by being able to communicate and assistance the most vulnerable in your community.

The VPR provides peace of mind during large or small scale emergencies for the most vulnerable in a community in the event that they will need to be easily located and assisted. The Vulnerable Persons Registry is maintained and updated every 6 months by the VPR Coordinator.

This year, we are expanding the Vulnerable Persons Registry to cover your community. This program has zero costs to you, as it is being funded by the Manitoulin-Sudbury District Services Board.

All that is required of you to effectively offer this service in your community is:

  1. Download the monthly update of the Vulnerable Persons Registry information.
  2. Your township a location that your community members can get information (brochures, applications) from and be able to drop completed applications.
  3. Lastly, we ask that you update the VPR Coordinator about community events that can be attended to promote the program and provide input on how best to market the VPR to members of yourcommunity that may want to register themselves or somebody they care for.

I look forward to working with you to implement the Vulnerable Persons Registry in your community.

Please contact Amanda Sheppard (Vulnerable Persons Registry Coordinator) to take the next steps in implementing the Vulnerable Persons Registry in your community.


Amanda Sheppard, Vulnerable Persons Registry Coordinator
705-942-7927 ex. 3041