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WpgEmerg Alert Service

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Terms of service

Once you complete the registration form, you will only receive updates from the City of Winnipeg’s WpgEmerg Alert Service in the event of an actual emergency. This means that you will not receive any form of marketing or other news sent by or on behalf of the City of Winnipeg, and we will not sell your information.

This service is provided by the City of Winnipeg at no cost however text messaging and/or any cellular phone service fees may be charged to you by your cellular phone service provider and you are fully responsible for any such costs or fees.

By registering for the City of Winnipeg’s WpgEmerg Alert Service (hereinafter referred to as the "WEAS"), I agree to the terms set out below:

  1. I am providing my personal contact information to the City of Winnipeg for the purpose of receiving WEAS notifications.
  2. By registering with the WEAS, I understand and acknowledge that the WEAS will use the information I have provided to contact me with emergency notifications.
  3. I consent to the City of Winnipeg disclosing my personal contact information:
    1. to third parties for the sole purpose of facilitating emergency notification including, but not limited to, third party service providers outside of Canada and located in North America and/or Europe;
    2. as required by law; and
    3. to law enforcement authorities and system administrators.
  4. I acknowledge that while the City of Winnipeg shall take reasonable steps to protect personal information and/or data, the City cannot guarantee that the transmission of the personal information and/or data shall be completely secure.
  5. I acknowledge that I am fully responsible for any costs or fees my cellular provider charges me in relation to receiving text messages from the WEAS.
  6. I agree to not use any form of automated device, programming or other technologies to submit, view or use the WEAS data.
  7. I acknowledge that the WEAS will be used to assist the City of Winnipeg in providing me with information about situations, emergencies or disasters as they deem appropriate.
  8. I agree to release the City and its elected officials, officers, employees, agents, contractors, subcontractors, successors and assigns from any and all losses and expenses including any costs and fees, arising out of any claims, demands, suits, judgments, pending or threatened, sustained by me in connection with the operation of the WEAS, the use or release of information obtained from me or the failure of any equipment whether owned by me, the City of Winnipeg or others, to properly receive any communications from the City of Winnipeg.
  9. I acknowledge that the City of Winnipeg is not responsible for any loss or damage arising from the use of the WEAS or any reliance on the information accessed or disseminated by it.
  10. I acknowledge that the City Winnipeg does not warrant, guarantee, or make any representations regarding the timeliness, currency, correctness, accuracy, reliability, or use of the information available through the WEAS.
  11. The WEAS is one method used to notify the general public in an emergency situation. Other methods include the main stream media (radio, TV, newspapers), posts on City owned social media, updates to and/or emergency responders going door-to-door or in a police or fire vehicle. I acknowledge that I should not wait for nor rely on the WEAS before making disaster preparations or responding to a hazardous event.
  12. If I believe I am in danger, I should take action to protect myself, my property and others at risk. I should react to the situation immediately and not wait to receive information from the WEAS or any other public information source.
  13. I should immediately follow any instructions or directions from authorized first responders or other government officials.
  14. I can opt-out of the WEAS at any time by unsubscribing at or by calling 311.

 I agree to the terms of service.


Step 1 of 2

Please provide a mobile phone number which will be used to receive WpgEmerg text messages.

Your personal information is being collected under the authority of s.36(1)(b) of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. This information will be used to administer your subscription to the WpgEmerg Alert Service and will not be used or disclosed for any other purposes, except as authorized by law. If you have any questions about the collection of this information, contact the Corporate FIPPA Coordinator by mail to City Clerk’s Department, Administration Building, 510 Main Street, Winnipeg MB, R3B 1B9, or by telephone at 311.