Waterloo Region – The Region of Waterloo, local area municipalities and the Waterloo Regional Police Service will be running a test of Alert Waterloo Region (AlertWR) on June 3, 2019.

AlertWR is a service that allows residents to receive important public safety messages in the event of large scale emergencies such as floods, severe weather, or significant power outages. Residents and businesses near an emergency can be informed using geo-mapping technology. Notifications can be delivered to home phones, mobile phones, text and email.

Residents are encouraged to sign up on www.AlertWR.ca/subscribe to ensure they receive notifications on their preferred devices for their preferred locations (e.g. home, work or child’s school).

The AlertWR test will take place the morning of June 3. A test message will be sent to all contacts in the system. For more detail on the test, visit www.AlertWR.ca/FAQ. Residents can also call 211 if they have questions about the test.


For more information, please contact:

Bryan Stortz, Region of Waterloo, 519-575-4408 or Bstortz@regionofwaterloo.ca
Cherri Greeno, Waterloo Regional Police Service, 519-570-9777 ext. 8773 or cherri.greeno@wrps.on.ca
Nicole Amaral, City of Kitchener, 519-741-2200 ext. 7861 or nicole.amaral@kitchener.ca
Shawn Falcao, City of Cambridge, 740-4683 ext. 4350 or falcaoS@cambridge.ca
Tony Iavarone, City of Waterloo, 519-998-9777 or  Tony.Iavarone@waterloo.ca
Val Hummel, Township of Woolwich, 519-669-6005 or vhummel@woolwich.ca
Tracey Murray, Township of Wilmot 519-634-8444 ext. 228 or tracey.murray@wilmot.ca
Michelle Poissant, Township of North Dumfries, 519-632-8800 ext. 102 or mpoissant@northdumfries.ca
Grace Kosch, Township of Wellesley, 519-699-3946 or gkosch@wellesley.ca