17 Results for resilience

Canada and Quebec have invested in a project to improve the safety of public infrastructure in Lac-Saguay Français by refitting a flood control dam. David Graham, Member of Parliament for Laurentides–Labelle, and Yves St-Denis, Member of the National Assembly for Argenteuil, announced that the governments will each invest close to $60,000 for upgrading…

November 13, 2017 @ 10:08am

The City of Thunder Bay, Ontario has been accepted into the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) new Climate and Asset Management Network, which is available through the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program. Delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada, Thunder Bay’s admission to…

November 09, 2017 @ 12:39pm

Prince Edward Island is seeking feedback on its provincial climate change adaptation strategy. The University of Prince Edward Island’s (UPEI) Climate Lab created the Prince Edward Island Climate Change Adaptation Recommendations Draft Report after receiving public feedback this summer. Online feedback on the report can be provided at www.princeedwardisland.ca/adaptation before October…

September 27, 2017 @ 12:03pm

New research from the University of Waterloo, funded by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) and conducted by the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, identifies 20 best practices to design and build new residential communities that are more flood resilient. The best practices were published in the report titled, Preventing…

September 26, 2017 @ 1:16pm

Insurance Bureau of Canada has reported that a significant flooding event in Windsor resulted in more than $124 million in insured damage, according to Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ). From August 28–29, a slow-moving area of low pressure produced significant rainfall over areas of southwestern Ontario. These rains, up to 290 millimetres in some areas, brought major…

September 25, 2017 @ 2:58pm

Yukon will receive $1.7 million over five years from the Government of Canada’s Climate Change Preparedness in the North program (CCPN). The program supports climate change adaptation projects and initiatives in Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Nunavik, Nunatsiavut and with the James Bay Cree. “Climate change affects our land, our food,…

September 12, 2017 @ 10:39am

Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has reported that spring 2017 storm and flooding events in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec resulted in more than $223 million in insured damage, according to Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ). "Climate change is causing severe weather events, especially storms involving floods, to happen more frequently and with greater intensity. While the…

September 05, 2017 @ 10:39am

An updated management document for the conservation of Buttertubs Marsh in Nanaimo, British Columbia has been approved by the City Council. Using what the city calls a harmonized approach, updates to managing the area in and around Buttertubs Marsh include defining the conservation area and a common management approach. "The…

August 31, 2017 @ 11:42am

Jenny Gerbasi, president of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and Deputy Mayor of Winnipeg, issued the following statement after addressing delegates at the 2017 Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Conference on infrastructure priorities, water systems, and climate change: I was pleased to meet with municipal leaders from across…

August 17, 2017 @ 10:05am

The Government of Alberta has begun implementing the advice from a report that identifies ways to improve flood resilience in Calgary and better manage water throughout the Bow River basin. The Bow River Water Management Project report, produced by the Bow River Working Group, represents a first step in building…

August 14, 2017 @ 9:48am

Portraits of Resilience: Teens Take on Climate Change is a new Ontario Science Centre installation that documents the effects of climate change from the perspective of youth aged eight to 16 in the Arctic and Small Island Developing States (SIDS). As residents of geographically distant communities that share characteristics of vulnerability…

August 03, 2017 @ 10:40am

Closing the XII Metropolis World Congress and the 2017 General Assembly of the Association Internationale des Maires Francophones (AIMF), the mayors of the world's largest cities have proclaimed, from one voice, the Montréal Declaration. This historical document sets out the commitment of cities to come together in taking on local…

June 23, 2017 @ 4:16pm

The City of Toronto has appointed Elliott Cappell as chief resilience officer (CRO), a new position created to lead city-wide resilience-building efforts to help Toronto prepare for catastrophic events and urban stresses that are increasingly part of 21st century life. As CRO, Cappell reports to City Manager Peter Wallace and…

June 16, 2017 @ 3:30pm

The Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) announced today a new initiative connecting municipalities with local environmental experts to assist in climate change adaptation. The Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP) regional climate advisors offer a range of services and direct, on-the-ground support tailored specifically to…

June 13, 2017 @ 11:53am

The Government of Canada has announced several water infrastructure projects across Ontario, totaling more than $93 million in federal investment. Funding includes $2.6 million for modifications and improvements to the Peterborough Waste Water Treatment Plant, $22 million for water and wastewater projects in the Regional Municipality of Durham, and over…

May 23, 2017 @ 12:01pm

The City of Markham, Ontario, has urged the insurance industry to consider city flood control measures when setting home insurance rates. Over the past three years, home insurance costs have increased across Canada, and in Markham, by approximately 15 to 20 per cent. During that time, the city has that…

April 28, 2017 @ 9:46am

Climate change impacts everyone, but when you own property on a shoreline or in a floodplains, the impacts can be substantial. The Federation of Ontario Cottage Owners has responded with a new report that encourages waterfront property owners to take a can-do approach to climate change adaptation. The report entitled, Managing Your…

August 12, 2016 @ 8:55am