The Great Lakes Hazards Coalition was started in 2008 through the Homeland Security Grant Program. It began with only four states and supporting key stakeholders and continues to grow representing government, business and non-governmental organizations throughout the Region.
Today, the Coalition represents the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, in addition to the provinces of Ontario and Quebec.
The goal of the Great Lakes Hazards Coalition is to strengthen communication, collaboration and planning in the Great Lakes Region in order to enhance protection, preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery of the Region's critical infrastructure and key resources (CIKR). The Great Lakes Hazards Coalition will accomplish this bi-national goal through the following activities:
Promoting and enhancing CIKR protection and resiliency efforts
Improving information sharing and communication region-wide
Providing the foundation for regional cross-sector collaboration
Enhancing preparedness and response needs
A mutually beneficial association of public and private sector stakeholders collaborating to reduce the vulnerabilities of the Great Lakes Region for our citizens, communities and nations.
Protecting the future of the Great Lakes Region from all hazards and promoting our collective resiliency through effective information sharing.