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What is Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians?

Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians is designed to provide financial assistance in the aftermath of a natural disaster that causes costly, widespread damage to eligible private property.

The Minister of Municipal Affairs may activate the program for areas affected by natural disasters. Homeowners, tenants, small owner-operated businesses, farmers, and not-for-profit organizations within an area for which the program has been activated can apply to be reimbursed for basic, essential costs related to the disaster. The program does not provide assistance for costs covered by insurance.

Activation areas

Click the link below to see where the program has been activated and is currently accepting applications for financial assistance:

Name of event Application deadline
2017 Essex County Flood Tuesday, March 20, 2018
2017 Orangeville Flood Friday, January 19, 2018

Contact us

1-844-780-8925 (Information line for applicants)