Flooding information sessions will include details on Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians

The City is hosting four information sessions to provide information about flooding assistance. These sessions will include the Insurance Bureau of Canada, the Canadian Red Cross, Ottawa Public Health, the City of Ottawa’s Public Works and Environmental Services Department and a representative from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs who will speak about the Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians program.

This provincial program offers financial assistance to homeowners, tenants, small owner-operated businesses, farmers and not-for-profit organizations. It helps to cover emergency expenses and costs to repair or replace essential property after a natural disaster. The program does not cover costs that can or will be paid by other sources, such as insurance. Financial assistance under the program is subject to caps and deductibles.
The program was activated following a formal request from the City of Ottawa.

Information sessions will be held:

Tuesday, May 9
• 1 – 2 p.m. Nepean Sportsplex, Hall C and D, 1701 Woodroffe Avenue
• 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. R.J. Kennedy Arena, Main Hall, 1115 Dunning Road, Cumberland
• 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Fitzroy Harbour Community Association, 100 Clifford Campbell St, Fitzroy Harbour

Wednesday, May 10
• 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Constance and Buckham’s Bay Community Centre, 262 Len Purcell Dr, Woodlawn

If residents can’t attend any of the information sessions, they can visit ottawa.ca for more information or the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing for details about the program.

The City will continue to provide updates on Ottawa.ca and Twitter.

Flooding prevention tips, including basement flooding, are available on the City of Ottawa website.

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