The Intact Financial Corporation is investing $1 million in charities that are developing practical and effective solutions that help protect people from natural disasters like floods, wildfires, extreme heat, wind, and hail.
“Our purpose is to help people, businesses, and society prosper in good times and be resilient in bad times,” said Charles Brindamour, chief executive officer of the Intact Financial Corporation. “We do that by mobilizing our more than 4,000 claims employees to help customers get back on track quickly after a catastrophic weather event. These events are impacting our communities and that’s why we’re taking a proactive approach to protect people from natural disasters by building a more climate-resilient country,”
The Intact Adaptation Action Grants will prioritize projects that use natural infrastructure as part of their solutions, take a community engagement approach, and help Canadians understand the climate risks they are facing.
Transformational change takes time and requires investing in both new and existing ideas. With this in mind, Intact is funding three types of grants:
- Fostering Ideas: Contribute to new solutions by exploring new ideas through research, peer support, and/or skills development.
- Testing Concepts: Testing and validating an existing idea to confirm the impact of a concept.
- Scaling Projects: Scale a proven concept to expand impact and reach.
More information about the Adaptation Action Grants window is available here.
Intact Financial Corporation provides property and casualty (P&C) insurance in Canada. It also provides specialty insurance in North America, with over $10 billion in total annual premiums. The company has approximately 14,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than five million personal, business, and public sector clients through offices in Canada and the U.S.