Learn more about Partners for Action (P4A)’s research and partnerships in our 2021 Annual Report (PDF). We’ve highlighted some recent projects and new activities.
Multi-year funding will help Canadians adapt to, prepare for and mitigate the significant risks of flooding.
Co-operators has renewed its multi-year funding commitment to Partners for Action (P4A), a research initiative at the University of Waterloo that focuses on empowering Canadians to become flood resilient, with a three-year commitment of $500,000 towards program delivery and research.
"People, communities and municipalities have to be empowered to enact change in the places they live, where the risks are the greatest,” says Jean Andrey, Dean, Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo. “Our continuing partnership with Co-operators supports the heart of this work and allows us to build deeper, impactful connections across Canada.”
Partners for Action (P4A) is pleased to share our research, communication, and partnership highlights with the release of our 2020 Annual Report (PDF). Read highlights of our activities from the past year and whats ahead for Partners for Action in 2021.
Read our new report to find out about Canadians' perceptions and attitudes on flood risk awareness and management. (PDF)
Read the results of P4A’s 2020 national survey on Canadians’ opinions on flood risk. Support for property buyouts is mixed and Canadians remain dangerously unaware of their own flood risk.
Read P4A's final report project, Awareness to Action: Effectively Communicating Flood Risk to Canadians. (PDF)
The report outlines a series of research activities conducted by P4A to promote flood risk awareness and actions to reduce vulnerability and build safer and more resilient communities across Canada.
Managed Retreat from High-risk Flood Areas: Design Considerations for Effective Property Buyout Programs
Managed retreat through property buyouts is widely regarded as an effective disaster risk reduction strategy. Designing property buyout programs involves several key policy considerations, which ideally balance efficiency, social acceptability and political feasibility.
Partners for Action (P4A) is pleased to share our research, communication, and partnership highlights with the release of our 2019 Annual Report (PDF).
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. Partners for Action is leading an applied research project on managed retreat from high-risk flood areas through property buyouts that move people out of harm’s way.
The CatIQ Conference 2020 is happening Feb. 3-5, 2020.
New funding promises enhanced collaboration between government, industry, researchers and Canadians to improve flood resilience across the country.