Ministry of the
Solicitor General

Disaster Financial Assistance


Ontario offers two programs that provide financial assistance following sudden, unexpected natural disasters:

Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians

This program helps individuals, small owner-operated businesses, farms and not-for-profit organizations cover emergency expenses and repair or replace essential property following a natural disaster. It does not apply to costs covered by insurance. Learn more about Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians.

Municipal Disaster Recovery Assistance

This program provides assistance to municipalities for extraordinary costs associated with emergency response and repairs to essential property and infrastructure following a natural disaster. Learn more about Municipal Disaster Recovery Assistance.

Municipalities are not required to declare a state of emergency for either program. 

For more information on these programs please contact Ministry of Municipal Affairs Ministry of Housing