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This website provides information about Amateur Radio Operators, including other Volunteer Communications Groups and their ability to provide auxiliary communications in the interest of public safety and service.


This website is maintained by Emergency Communications Ontario Association Inc., our mission is to develop and maintain the leadership and organizational structure necessary to provide auxiliary volunteer radio communications support to Emergency Management Ontario and local municipal agencies when additional or specialized communications are required by Emergency Operations Centres to support public safety or humanitarian needs.

For more information about Emergency Communications Ontario Association and resources developed for emergency communications visit our public information page


Supports the Amateur Radio community

Visit the ECOA Blog for the latest ecomm news

Amateur Radio Courses

Amateur Radio Instructor lead courses coming to a location near you.

Emergency Alert Bulletins
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EmComm Ontario News

Send your EmComm related News Items to: contact@ecoa.ca

Updated April 22 2016

Can-Warn Training Schedule has been updated Pleas see Canwarn page, Toronto high-lighted in red

Updated Jan 23 2016
We will be updating how ECOA.ca will be working in the coming Month. You will notice that we have removed the PayPal service please ensure that you have removed any preauthorized payments to ECOA.  A number of changes to the operations of ECOA will be taking place.

The new ALERT READY SYSTEM  for Canada

Link to alert ready webpage: http://www.theweathernetwork.com/public-alerts

If an alert is broadcast, it's time to act

Alert Ready is designed to deliver critical and potentially life-saving alerts to Canadians through television and radio. The Alert Ready system is developed in partnership with federal, provincial and territorial emergency management officials, Environment Canada and the broadcast industry to ensure you receive alerts immediately and know when to take action to keep yourself and your family safe.

Insurance General Liability Coverage.

To cover yourself and your equipment at your home it should be noted under your personal liability insurance at your home. The only other coverage that is available is through your local Amateur Radio club. The Club must be Incorporated and be an affiliated member of RAC and have purchased the RAC insurance. This insurance only covers events that your club has reported and received certificates of insurance covering the event. For further information contact your local club.

Monday April 5 2015

If you have any nets you would like to have listed here send to contact@ecoa.ca and we will add them to the Ontario nets information page. If there is enough interest we can change that to a canada wide list. See our Ontario nets section (please note it is still under construction)



ECOA - "To Serve and Communicate"

This website will continue to bring up to date information regarding EmComm in Ontario. ECOA  will also continue to provide leadership and forward thinking into the Ontario EMComm Amateur Radio Service, working with the various ARES and NGAs within Ontario. Together we can build a sustainable communication service that is effective and reliable for future use in Disaster communications. Malcolm Kendall VE3BGD Secretary/Treasurer ECOA

1. Effective online Amateur Radio and EmComm training material and resources.

3. The latest EmComm news events available on two online websites and also a linked Blog for comments and postings related to Emergency Communications.