This program was established in 2015 by the Government of Canada as a five-year plan to build safe and resilient communities. The NDMP ensures Canada’s ability to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from extreme flooding events. By providing up-to-date knowledge on how to reduce flood-related risks, the program helps governments, communities, and individuals understand and invest in effective mitigation strategies.
Typically, Provincial and Territorial governments are provided with funding under the NDMP. Governments may however choose to collaborate at a more regional level by redistributing funding to public/private sectors, local governments, and/or international NGOs. Four funding streams are available:
- Risk Assessments
- Flood Mapping
- Mitigation Planning
- Investments in Structural Mitigation Planning
A province or territory can access any funding stream if they are able to provide evidence that a particular project or assessment is required.