Voluntary Vulnerable Persons Registry

The Voluntary Vulnerable Persons Registry (VVPR) is a voluntary, self-referral list intended for Halifax Regional Municipality residents who may require more support during emergency situations.

The VVPR provides important information to first responders and Emergency Management staff and volunteers to help appropriately respond to resident needs in situations such as sustained power outages, severe storms, and more.

Registering for the VVPR is voluntary and easy and starts by completing a self-referral intake form. Click here or call 311 to get started.

Who should consider registering?

The VVPR is a voluntary, self-referral list intended for residents without 24-hour support who experience severe difficulty with any of the following:

  • Mobility
  • Vision impairment
  • Hearing impairment
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Mental health conditions
  • Any resident who requires electricity for life-sustaining equipment such as oxygen, dialysis, etc.

The VVPR is not for all residents. For example, those receiving 24-hour support from a caregiver or homecare aide may not be eligible.

Those receiving care or assistance in long-term care or supportive housing facilities may not be eligible, as emergency response personnel are typically already aware of these facilities. Residents under the age of 18 and receiving parent or guardian support would typically not be considered eligible for the VVPR; however, children with intensive needs that require electricity for life-sustaining equipment may be considered.

If you doubt whether the VVPR is right for you, complete a self-referral intake form online or by calling 311, and a member of our Emergency Management team will follow up with you to confirm eligibility and verify personal information.

For more information about the VVPR, including what to expect, visit halifax.ca.