Disaster Prevention and Mitigation
The ultimate purpose of emergency management is to save lives, preserve the environment and protect property and the economy. Emergency management is comprised of four interdependent risk-based functions: prevention/mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. Mitigation provides a critical foundation for emergency management in Canada.
About disaster mitigation
Disaster mitigation measures are those that eliminate or reduce the impacts and risks of hazards through proactive measures taken before an emergency or disaster occurs.
Canada's National Disaster Mitigation Strategy
The Government of Canada, together with provincial and territorial governments, launched Canada's National Disaster Mitigation Strategy on January 9, 2008.
Canada's Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction
In June 2009, as part of its commitment to deliver on the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA), Canada announced the establishment of a National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction to build multi-stakeholder coordinated leadership in Disaster Risk Reduction.
National Disaster Mitigation Program (NDMP)
The NDMP fills a critical gap in Canada's ability to effectively mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from, flood-related events by building a body of knowledge on flood risks in Canada, and investing in foundational flood mitigation activities.
Task Force on Flood Insurance and Relocation
The Task Force will examine options for low-cost residential flood insurance to residents of high risk areas. It will also consider options for potential relocation for residents of areas at the highest risk of recurrent flooding.
Emergency Management News Releases
The Government of Canada to match Red Cross donations to support wildfire response in Nova Scotia
June 6, 2023
The Government of Canada to match United Way donations to support wildfire response in the Northwest Territories
June 5, 2023
Government of Canada to provide assistance to Nova Scotia in response to extreme wildfires
June 1, 2023
Emergency Management Publications and Reports
- Evaluation of the Initiatives to Address Post-Traumatic Stress Injuries (PTSI) Evaluation Report
- Summary of the Evaluation of the Initiatives to Address Post-Traumatic Stress Injuries (PTSI) Among Public Safety Officers
- The First Public Report of the National Risk Profile
- The National Search and Rescue Secretariat 406 megahertz (MHz) Personal Locator Beacon
- Canada’s Midterm Review of the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030
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