Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund: Overview

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Communities across Canada have experienced – and will continue to experience – significant weather-related events or disasters triggered by climate change. The impacts of climate change are evident, including observed changes in air temperature, precipitation, snow and ice cover and others.

In 2018, the Government of Canada launched the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund (DMAF), committing $2 billion over 10 years to invest in structural and natural infrastructure projects to increase the resilience of communities that are impacted by natural disasters triggered by climate change.

Budget 2021: an additional $1.375 billion in federal funding over 12 years was announced to renew the DMAF. Of this amount, a minimum of $138 million is allocated to Indigenous Recipients.

Starting in 2021, the DMAF funding will have two streams, with $670 million allocated to the small-scale project stream (projects with total eligible costs between $1 million and $20 million) and the remaining funding allocated to the large-scale project stream (projects with total eligible costs of $20 million and above).

Learn more about approved DMAF projects here:

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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.