Government of Canada helps climate comfort centres in communities impacted by Hurricane Fiona prepare for future disasters


September 22, 2023 · New Glasgow, Nova Scotia · Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

The Government of Canada, through ACOA, is providing financial support of up to $9 million to help improve the readiness of designated climate comfort centres in areas impacted by Hurricane Fiona for future climate-induced weather events. The investment is being provided through the Hurricane Fiona Recovery Fund.

Communities and non-profits in areas impacted by Hurricane Fiona are eligible to receive support to help with recovery and preparing for future climate-related disasters.

For example, applicants might:

  • Make improvements, repairs or upgrades to their facilities or equipment to improve readiness to respond to future climate-induced weather events.
  • Apply for help to replenish emergency supplies and acquire specialized equipment.
  • Provide training to mitigate the risk of future climate-related emergencies and develop materials for knowledge transfer and readiness.

Communities will be responsible for determining which facilities will be designated as climate comfort centres and eligible for this support.

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by November 17, 2023, 23:59 ADT.

Should there be remaining funding after this date, applications will continue to be accepted and funded on a continuous basis until this time-limited fund ends on March 31, 2024 or until such a time as the allocated funding is fully distributed.

To apply for assistance, communities can visit ACOA’s website for further information or contact the nearest ACOA office at any time.

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Jeff Kovalik-Plouffe
A/ Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA

Media Relations
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

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