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.
This Strategy is based on the recognition by federal, provincial, and territorial governments that mitigation is an important part of a robust emergency management framework, and that all stakeholders are committed to working together to support disaster mitigation in Canada.
Background informationPublic Safety Canada engaged in national consultations with public and private-sector stakeholders. The consultations were intended to obtain views on the scope, policies and mechanisms for coordinating and implementing disaster mitigation activities in Canada.
As a starting point for dialogue, a discussion paper provided a concept of disaster mitigation and a rationale for developing a mitigation strategy. The discussion questions were used to stimulate ideas and dialogue.
Please note that some of the following documents were published before Public Safety Canada (PS) was created in 2003. Thus they reflect the old departmental name, Office of Critical Infrastructure Protection and Emergency Preparedness (OCIPEP).
Emergency Management News Releases
Government of Canada announces funding for research project to improve Canada’s resilience to flooding
November 23, 2022
The Government of Canada marks one year since the historic and tragic floods in British Columbia
November 14, 2022
Statement by Minister Blair on the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction
October 13, 2022
Emergency Management Publications and Reports
- Canada’s Midterm Review of the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030
- The Memorial Grant Program for First Responders: Awareness Brochure
- Adapting to Rising Flood Risk - An Analysis of Insurance Solutions for Canada
- Compendium of U.S. - Canada Emergency Management Assistance Mechanisms
- Federal, Provincial, and Territorial Emergency Management Strategy Interim Action Plan 2021-22
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