Advancing Flood Resiliency in Canadian Communities

Who we are

Partners for Action is an applied research network dedicated to reducing the risk of flood damage and advancing flood resiliency in Canadian communities.

Why our work is important

Across Canada, damage from extreme weather has cost taxpayers and insurers almost $10 billion since 1998. Water-related damage is now the leading cause of home-insurance claims in many communities, large and small. Municipal governments, the insurance industry, researchers, and the public are coming together to better understand what we can do to lower that number in the future, and focus on preventing flood damage, rather than cleanup.

What is a resilient community?

Flood resiliency involves the promotion of flood awareness and preparedness, as well as strategies to adapt to and to prevent flooding events. 

A resilient community uses a combination of structural (such as dams and berms) and non-structural (such as policies, plans, and procedures) adaptation strategies and learns from past disasters in order to minimize the impacts of flooding and recover quickly.

  1. Jan. 16, 2020P4A awarded research grant!
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     P4A awarded funding for research on effective property buyout programs!

    Partners for Action was awarded a research grant from Max Bell Foundation to explore effective property buyout programs.

  2. Nov. 13, 2019CatIQ Connect 2020- Have you registered yet?
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    The CatIQ Conference 2020 is happening Feb. 3-5, 2020.

  3. Feb. 20, 2019P4A receives renewed funding from The Co-operators: Canadian collaboration for flood risk awareness gains ground
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    New funding promises enhanced collaboration between government, industry, researchers and Canadians to improve flood resilience across the country.

Read all news

Read our Workshop Report on Communicating Flood Risk to Canadians  to find out what experts have to say about their experiences with risk communication, public policy, social-based community marketing and emergency planning.

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