Disaster Financial Assistance

Disaster Financial Assistance

Following a disaster, the provincial government may declare the event eligible for Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA). Once declared, the DFA program may compensate individuals for essential uninsurable losses and/or reimburse local governments for damaged infrastructure.

Individuals should contact their local authority if they have been impacted by a disaster or emergency event.

Eligibility

  • Disaster Financial Assistance is only available for provincial disasters after the provincial government has declared them eligible
  • The provincial government works closely with local governments to determine if and when an event should be eligible
  • Private sector damage must be from an event that is uninsurable, such as overland flooding
  • Insurable damages in the private sector such as snow load, wind damage, sewer or sump pit back-up, water entry from above ground (including roofs, windows or other areas of the building), are NOT eligible for DFA
  • Damages from certain landslides may be eligible, if it can be shown that the landslide is the direct result of heavy rainfall or other sudden catastrophic event, and not caused by pre-existing slope instability
  • Forms and additional information

One Step At a Time

One Step At a Time

Guide to Disaster Recovery

Cleaning Up After a Flood

Following a flood, it is important to restore your home as soon as possible so your health is protected and further damage to your house and its contents is prevented. Learn about flood recovery here.

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