Urban flooding in Ontario

Toward collective impact solutions



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Ontario Urban Flooding collaborative first annual gathering - November 22, 2018

This event will bring together stakeholders working to increase urban flood resilience in Ontario to launch the Ontario Urban Flooding Collaborative action strategy.

If you’re interested in learning more, attending, or potentially speaking at this event, please sign up here.

Share your experience.

We’re reaching out to hear from you about your experience with flooding, and what you believe needs to be done to address the problem. As an incentive, one entrant will win $500 to protect their home from flooding (draw to take place on November 1, 2018).

Share your story here – if you’ve been flooded, if you’ve prepared for flooding, or if you haven’t!

You may also submit photos, or an audio or video message by email to Clara Blakelock.

Join our Facebook group to connect with others who have experienced flooding.

Sign up to receive updates on the Urban Flooding in Ontario project.

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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.

We are in the process of drafting the action strategy, based on the input of working groups focused on:

1) Flood risk awareness, emergency preparedness, and flood-proofing on private property

2) Infrastructure investments

3) Risk mapping and project prioritization

In Fall 2018, we will be engaging with stakeholders and the public in Brantford, Peterborough, Thunder Bay and Essex Region.

Contact Clara Blakelock if you are interested in participating in a working group or contributing to the strategy.

Thanks to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for supporting this project.

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Urban Flooding in Ontario

Download report - revised March 2017