Disaster Recovery Assistance Program
The disaster assistance program applies to a primary residence and its basic contents, or to a small business, farm or not-for-profit organization. It provides assistance for emergency expenses and the costs to repair or replace essential property following a natural disaster not covered by insurance. To find out if they are eligible for assistance, if they are in the activation area and for next steps, individuals, small businesses, farms and not-for-profit organizations should review the map [PDF] and program guidelines available at ontario.ca/DisasterAssistance, or call 1-844-780-8925 or email firstname.lastname@example.org after speaking with their private insurance provider.
Residents will have until November 8, 2019 to apply for assistance through the program.
Event type: Flood
Event date: May 25, 2019
Application deadline: November 8, 2019
A Community Information Session is scheduled for August 14, 2019 at the Alban Community Centre between 1:00pm and 4:00pm.Information Sheets
If the municipality needs additional assistance or resources, they can call on provincial/territorial emergency management organizations, who can seek assistance from the federal government if the emergency escalates beyond their capabilities. Depending on the situation, federal assistance could include policing, national defense and border security, and environmental and health protection.
Requests for assistance from provincial/territorial authorities are managed through Public Safety Canada, which maintains close operational links with the provinces and territories. It can take just a few minutes for the response to move from the local to the national level, ensuring that the right resources and expertise are identified and triggered.
Everyone responsible for Canada's emergency management system shares the common goal of preventing or managing disasters. Public Safety Canada is responsible for coordinating emergency response efforts on behalf of the federal government. More information is available on the Public Safety web site at www.publicsafety.gc.ca (click on "Emergency Management”).