Urban flooding in Ontario

Toward collective impact solutions


Collective Impact. 

We are working to bring together diverse organizations (governments at all levels, property owners, non-profit organizations, professional associations, the insurance industry, academics, private sector) to agree on a shared action plan to reduce urban flood risk in Ontario.

In January, 2018, a group of stakeholders gathered in Toronto to draft a Theory of Change for making progress on addressing urban flooding. We’re looking for feedback on this draft. Download it here and provide comments to Clara Blakelock by March 23, 2018.

On March 5, we held a webinar to present the Theory of Change and discuss working groups and next steps. Take a look at the slides.

We are proposing four working groups which will meet to create detailed action plans:

1)  Flood risk awareness and emergency preparedness

2)  Floodproofing on private properties

3) Public infrastructure, and flood-resilient design standards

4)  Risk mapping and data sharing

Working groups will meet 2-3 times (virtually and/or in person depending on members) between April and July 2018. Contact Clara Blakelock if you are interested in being involved in any of these working groups.

Thanks to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for supporting this project.

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Share your story.

Are you an Ontarian who has experienced flooding? How did it impact your life? Tell us your story. We want to hear about how you got flooded, what you lost, and what you did to solve the problem.

Join our Facebook group or submit your story below!

We may contact you about including your story in activities of the Ontario urban flooding collaborative. Feel free to submit anonymously (enter “Anonymous”).

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Urban Flooding in Ontario

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