Making communities Flood Ready

Emergency Management is a shared responsibility, involving communities, businesses, individuals/households, and governments at all levels.

At the community level, there are things that can be done to reduce the impacts of major flooding events and to protect people and properties.  

What community organizations can do:

  • Work with your neighbouring jurisdictions, and your provincial or territorial government, to identify community risks through a formal assessment.
  • Develop and adopt a risk-based land-use planning strategy that outlines your vision for the future, with the aim of enhancing disaster resiliency.
  • Learn about the effects of development on community stormwater management and drainage systems.
  • Ensure community members and businesses are aware of, and follow the National Building Code of Canada and the National Plumbing Code of Canada in renovations and new builds.

National Disaster Mitigation Program (NDMP)

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The National Disaster Mitigation Program or NDMP helps reduce the impacts of natural disasters on Canadians by:

Providing funding and focusing investments on recurring flood risks and costs

Advancing work to facilitate private residential insurance for overland flooding

NDMP has 4 funding streams: Risk Assessments; Flood Mapping; Mitigation Planning; and Investments in Mitigation Projects

Provincial and Territorial Governments can apply For NDMP funding, in collaboration with: Municipal or local governments; public sector bodies; private sector bodies; Band Councils; and Non-Governmental Organizations.

Apply For NDMP Funding

Submit a proposal to Public Safety Canada at Canada.ca/Flood-Ready under making communities flood ready

A message from the Government of Canada

The National Disaster Mitigation Program (NDMP) is a federal program that was created to address rising flood risks and costs, and build the foundation for informed mitigation investments that could reduce, or even negate, the effects of flood events.

There are four streams of funding available for communities under the NDMP:

  • Risk Assessments
    This stream provides funding for the completion of risk assessments to inform flood risks. Risk assessments are the foundational step in disaster mitigation. These risk assessments will identify flood hazards; potential impacts; and community and infrastructure vulnerabilities as well as the overall flood risk profile for the area.
  • Flood Mapping
    This stream provides funding for the development and/or modernization of flood maps to further address flood risks. A flood map identifies the boundaries of a potential flood event based on type and likelihood and can be used to help identify the specific impacts of a flood event on, for example, structures, people and assets.
  • Mitigation Planning
    This stream provides funding for the development and/or modernization of mitigation plans to address flood risks. A comprehensive mitigation plan allows applicants to develop realistic and sustainable mitigation solutions by clearly outlining the plan's objectives, key activities, expected outputs, timelines, and roles and responsibilities.
  • Investments in Non-structural and Small Scale Structural Mitigation Projects
    This stream provides funding for other non-structural and small scale structural disaster mitigation projects. Eligible projects would include actions such as the replacement of storm culverts, or projects that improve flood resilience by proactively preventing or mitigating damages and losses.

How to Apply for the National Disaster Mitigation Program (NDMP)

Learn more about the NDMP to find out if you're eligible, and how to apply on behalf of your community. Communities and municipalities who are interested in the NDMP proposal (PDF 572 KB) submission process should contact their appropriate Provincial/Territorial government department or ministry as early as possible to discuss its internal process in regards to the NDMP. There's also a digital toolkit to help you share information about the National Disaster Mitigation Program (NDMP) with your network and communities.

Other federal and provincial programs

The Government of Canada has disaster assistance programs available to respond to the financial needs of provinces and territories in the wake of major natural disasters including the Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements.

There are also various other Disaster Assistance Programs, from both the federal and provincial/territorial governments.

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Helping communities be more #FLOODREADY

The National Disaster Mitigation Program (NDMP) helps reduce the impacts of natural disasters on Canadians by:

  • Providing funding for projects to reduce flood risks and costs
  • Advancing work to facilitate private residential insurance for overland flooding

NDMP has 4 funding streams:

  • Risk Assessments
  • Flood Mapping
  • Mitigation Planning
  • Investments in Mitigation Projects

Who can apply for NDMP
Provincial and Territorial Governments, in collaboration with:

  • Municipal/local governments
  • Public sector bodies
  • Private sector bodies
  • Band councils
  • Non-governmental organizations

How to apply for NDMP funding
Submit a proposal at Canada.ca/Flood-Ready under “Making Communities Flood Ready”.

Don’t wait for the water!

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The National Disaster Mitigation Program

The National Disaster Mitigation Program is a federal cost-sharing program that was created to address rising flood risks and costs, and help communities reduce, or even negate, the effects of flood events.

There are four streams of funding available for communities:

  1. Risk Assessments
    This stream provides funding for risk assessments that identify specific flood risks and potential damage to a community and its infrastructure.
  2. Flood Mapping
    This stream provides funding for development and updates to flood maps that show where floods are most likely to occur and what damage they may cause.
  3. Mitigation Planning
    This stream provides funding for development and updates of mitigation plans that address how a community can take action to reduce potential flood damage, and how, when, and where this may happen (as well as who is responsible).
  4. Investments in Mitigation Projects
    This stream provides funding for various non-structural and small-scale structural projects that improve a community’s flood-readiness by preventing or reducing potential damage and losses.

How to apply for funding

Submit a proposal at Canada.ca/Flood-Ready under 'Making Communities Flood Ready'.

Don't wait for the water!

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