A Public Private Partnership
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