What Is Disaster Mitigation?

Disaster mitigation is the activity of designing projects or policies that will lessen the impact of future natural disasters. Many areas of Manitoba are at a high risk for flooding, wildfire, drought, and storms. These risks may be made worse by climate change. Mitigation efforts can greatly reduce damages and costs of post-disaster recovery.

Natural Disaster Preparation

Ensure that your home is prepared for natural disasters by going through a checklist and learn about projects to enhance resiliency.

Flood Insurance

Ensure your home is protected! Overland flood insurance is not included in usual home insurance policies and must be purchased separately from your provider to avoid costly damages. All Manitobans are reminded to review their home insurance policies to see if they are eligible.

Mitigation Funding

Grant and funding opportunities are available to individuals and Manitoba municipalities. View opportunities to build resilience in your home, community, or local authority.

Mitigation and Preparedness Program

The Mitigation and Preparedness Program (MPP) is an optional program to assist municipalities to mitigate against future disasters. An MPP program is only established for disasters that are cost-shareable with Canada and when a DFA program is approved by the Manitoba government.

Mitigation Resources