December 2017 Newsletter

Monday, December 18, 2017

Partners for Action (P4A) is pleased to share our research, communication, and partnership
highlights from 2017. 
Our work over the past year is bringing us that much closer to our goal of advancing flood
resiliency across the country. See our 2017 Annual Report.

We invite you to join our partners as we work towards a national flood campaign - FloodSmartCanada

​2017 Highlights

2017 highlights

Raising Risk Awareness through Flood Mapping 

flood mappingP4A produced two reports for Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), “Engaging Community Members in the Floodplain Mapping Process”, and “The Role of Flood Maps in Raising Flood Risk Awareness in Communities”. Recommendations from these reports will be incorporated in NRCan’s Federal Floodplain Mapping Guidelines Series in 2018. 

Working together to manage flood risk 

working togetherP4A hosted a workshop “Perspectives in Flood Risk Assessment and Management” which brought together over 110 participants. Recommendations included data access and shared understanding of risk, improved homeowner awareness and education, and pro-active cross-sector collaboration on flood risk. 

National Campaign - FloodSmartCanada 

umbrellaIn late 2017, P4A began co-development of messages that will address barriers to flood risk awareness and preparedness. With our partners from all levels of government, the non-governmental sector, business, and insurers, we will pursue a national campaign to raise awareness and drive action. 

Climate Change and First Nation Communities

First Nations page on FloodSmartCanadaP4A launched the Climate Change and First Nation Communities page on This section of the website is designated to helping First Nation peoples and communities prepare for flood and the impacts of climate change. 

National Survey

Canadian voices on flood risk

P4A released “Canadian Voices on Changing Flood Risk: Findings from a National Survey”. The report demonstrates that although the risk of floods may be on the rise, risk awareness of homeowners is lacking. We received national media attention for this work, working to change how flood risk is managed in Canada. 

We look forward to working with you in 2018 – please connect with us any time to share your thoughts, ideas, and interests.

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