Flood Mapping and the Government of Canada

The Government of Canada is investing to help Canadians better plan and prepare for future floods. Learn how the Government of Canada contributes to the production of flood maps.

Federal Roles in Flood Mapping

Provinces and territories are responsible for undertaking flood mapping, and many roles related to addressing flood hazards. The federal government provides resources and funding to advance flood mapping across Canada.

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Natural Resources Canada

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) leads flood mapping initiatives and the Flood Hazard Identification and Mapping Program (FHIMP).

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Public Safety Canada

Public Safety Canada (PS) provides national leadership an coordination in Emergency Management, provides Flood Ready information, and supports the FHIMP and related flood risk management policy initiatives.

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Environment and Climate Change Canada

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) supports the FHIMP and the provinces and territories in updating floodplain maps and developing new maps.

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Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada and Indigenous Services Canada

Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs (CIRNAC) and Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) both dedicate funds for climate change activities in First Nations communities.

Additional Resources

Find more information on flood maps, related data and best practices.

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Federal Flood Mapping Guidelines Series

Read the series of evergreen flood mapping best practices that strengthen flood mapping activities across the country.

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Historical Flood Events

Explore an archive of locations where some of the largest floods have taken place in recent Canadian history.

Related Sites

Learn About Flood Mapping

Flood maps show an area that may be covered by water, or show where the water reaches during a specific flood event. They are critical tools that can help us identify potential risks and mitigate flood impacts.

Flood Map and Dataset Gallery

Explore available flood maps and variety of technical data contributing to flood mapping.