• Stephen Lecce, MPP

Steady Progress being made to Implement Ontario's Flooding Strategy

March 08, 2021

TORONTO — As flooding season approaches, the Ontario government is making steady progress to implement Ontario's Flooding Strategy which was released one year ago. The initiatives being adopted will help ensure that the public is better prepared for flooding events and flood risk is reduced for communities across the province. "Building safer and healthier communities is one of our top priorities," said John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry. "That is why our government continues to work collaboratively with all levels of government, industry, partner organizations and the public to increase Ontario's resiliency to flooding." While implementation of the Flooding Strategy is an ongoing process, Ontario has made continual progress on a range of activities. Improvements are being made to flood-plain mapping guidance and a multi-agency flood mapping technical team is being established to better identify hazard areas. Additional progress or completion of Flooding Strategy initiatives over the last year include: