Recovery from Disasters
In the event of a large-scale natural disaster where response and recovery costs exceed what individual provinces and territories could reasonably be expected to bear on their own, Public Safety Canada (PS) provides financial assistance to the provincial and territorial governments through the Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements (DFAA). Assistance is paid to the province or territory – not directly to individuals or communities. The provincial or territorial governments design, develop and deliver disaster financial assistance, determining the amounts and types of assistance that will be provided to those who have experienced losses. PS delivers the following programs for disaster recovery:
Financial Support to Provinces and Territories for 2011 Flood Mitigation Investments
Information on federal, provincial and territorial and non-governmental recovery assistance that may be available in the event of major disasters or emergencies affecting Canadians.
When response and recovery costs exceed what individual provinces or territories could reasonably be expected to bear on their own, the DFAA assists.
Federal Disaster Assistance Initiative (FDAI)
The goal of the FDAI is to provide provincial and territorial governments with a comprehensive suite of disaster recovery programs that respond to the needs of Canadians. An inventory of existing federal and provincial programs, policies and legal tools for disaster recovery is being developed as part of this initiative.
Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives Resilience Strategy and Action Plan for Canada
The Strategy promotes the vision of an integrated capability across Canada by framing a scalable, responsive, dynamic, sustainable and evidence-based approach for all contributors to CBRNE events. This approach is equally based on the Four Components of Emergency Management: prevention / mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.
Emergency Management News Releases
Government of Canada announces assistance to Nova Scotia with recovery efforts following significant snow storm
February 6, 2024
Government of Canada launches targeted engagement on advancing a civilian response capacity in Canada
February 1, 2024
Minister Sajjan announces disaster recovery funding to Northwest Territories for 2023 wildfires
December 20, 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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