Mission, Vision and Values

Emergency Response Assistance Canada (ERAC) is a not-for-profit corporation created by industry for industry, and is a subsidiary of the Canadian Propane Association (CPA). As a co-operative emergency preparedness and response organization, we are instrumental in assisting hundreds of oil & gas and transportation organizations requiring Emergency Response Assistance Plans (ERAPs).

We are experts in designing ERAPs, managing the documentation and, most of all, in activating those plans whenever and wherever needed. Using the most highly trained and skilled responders, and industry best practices and equipment, we are prepared for any flammable liquids or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) incident by road or rail.

In addition, we provide emergency response from coast to coast and offshore, in Canadian territorial waters, for flammable gases and stationary tanks. ERAC is ready to assist its Plan Participants by keeping their company, community and clients safe.

We have more than 340 Plan Participants from the flammable gases and liquids industry, which include wholesalers, producers, transporters and retailers.


The mission of Emergency Response Assistance Canada (ERAC) is to provide safe, timely, effective and sustainable emergency preparedness and response assistance to all Plan Participants and stakeholders of ERAC. To support ERAC Plan Participants in their efforts to maintain regulatory compliance and safety, by supporting development, implementation and evaluation of their emergency response programs.


To be the highest quality emergency preparedness and response assistance organization in Canada.


ERAC is committed to the following 5 values:

  • Safety
  • Integrity
  • Collaboration
  • Respect
  • Learning