Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund: Overview

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An increasing number of Canadian communities from coast to coast to coast have experienced significant weather-related events and disasters triggered by natural hazards such as floods, wildland fires and droughts. These events are growing in frequency as a result of climate change and pose serious threats to communities and infrastructure. Infrastructure failures from natural hazards can result in threats to health and safety, interruptions in essential services, significant disruptions in economic activity, and high costs for recovery and replacement.

The Government of Canada launched the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund (DMAF), a national merit-based program that will invest $2 billion to support large-scale infrastructure projects to help communities better manage the risks of disasters triggered by natural hazards.

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This funding is really critical to helping us address a growing backlog of really critical repairs that are needed to this existing infrastructure.

Over the past few years, we've experienced several really extreme storm events that have caused a lot of damage to our shorelines in Hamilton.

So this project will allow us to look at those shorelines, figure out how we can protect them to make sure that we retain those really important vital spaces for our community.

This funding and this project will help us do that.

These expenditures are absolutely necessary.

They will save lives.

A statistical certainty is that this flooding situation will occur again.

This isn't just about the protection of our village.

We see ourselves as it's a joint project between the cities of Chilliwack and ourselves with federal funding and assistance.

God bless the federal government for that.

But, this is about the entire social economic welfare of the city of Chilliwack and the Fraser Valley proper.

This project will benefit York region by increasing tree and woodland cover throughout the region.

By planting trees in urban areas, we're going to mitigate extreme temperature events.

This announcement today is a big boost to what we're doing to mitigate the impacts of climate change.

In the city of Markham, the $48 million will go towards our flood program in Thornhill, and in York region, it will be used to twin a 35-year-old force main which will reduce the incidence of spills during heavy storms.

It's going to have a great impact on Richmond.

We're always trying to improve our dykes to protect against climate change and sea-level rise.

So this goes a long way to helping us meet our long-term goals.

It's going to mean peace of mind for the community.

Very pleased to see some conclusion being brought to this.

It's an absolutely huge announcement, and I think the community is going to be very happy with it.