The City of Fredericton receives $100,000 to support climate resiliency project

The City of Fredericton has received a $100,000 grant for the development of a Neighbourhood-Level Flood Risk Portal from Intact Public Entities (IPE) and Intact Financial Corporation. The Neighbourhood-Level Flood Risk Portal will be a tool designed to provide location specific information about different types of flooding to residents, so they are not only more informed prior to and during flooding events but also better prepared for when they occur. Recent modelling has shown the City of Fredericton will experience more annual rainfall in fewer days indicating more intense bursts of significant precipitation as well as the potential for more frequent, longer, and more severe spring floods. The portal will provide residents with information including maps, potential risks and expected impacts, guidance on reducing risk and many other useful resources.  

The City of Fredericton’s Neighbourhood-Level Flood Risk Portal was one of 10 recipients selected from a competitive pool of applicants to receive a grant in support of local solutions that reduce the impacts of floods and wildfires on communities and keep people safe.  

Doubling down on adapting to the impacts of climate change is one of the pillars of Intact’s five-part climate strategy. “We are proud to support local solutions for communities vulnerable to the impacts of extreme weather like flooding and wildfire,” says Diane Flanagan, Deputy Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Communications, IFC and Chair, Intact Foundation.  

Intact Public Entities and Intact Financial Corporation are investing a total of $1 million in cities and towns across Canada that are developing practical and effective solutions to protect communities from floods or wildfires. Ten successful projects for municipalities across Canada received grants in 2022. For more details, visit www.intactfc.com or www.intactpublicentities.ca.  

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