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Coalition on climate adaptation says Canada needs hard targets on disaster resilience

September 13, 2022 Mia Rabson - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – A broad coalition on climate adaptation and disaster resilience says air conditioning should become a human right on par with winter heating – one of a series of hard targets it says Canada needs to meet in the

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Protecting homes against flood: What to tell your clients

February 22, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Catastrophic flooding in communities has resulted in an average 8.2% reduction in the selling price of houses — and material implications on insurance, according to a new report by Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation and the University of Waterloo.   

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Wildfire costs show need for preventative measures

February 9, 2022 Greg Meckbach

NatCat costs from summer 2021’s B.C. wildfires reached $77 million in insured damage in White Rock Lake and $78 million in Lytton. With renovations adding value to homes, and by extension insurable damage risk, it may make sense to encourage

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Intact’s plan to help you advise your client on disaster resilience

October 2, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

By the end of this year, Intact Financial Corp. is hoping that a research centre it funds will have trained more than 140,000 brokers, home inspectors, realtors, and other professionals on how to make properties resilient to extreme weather, CEO

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Provinces not moving fast enough to assess, mitigate flood risk: report

August 6, 2020 Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press

OTTAWA — A new report says provincial governments are not moving fast enough to protect homes and other buildings from the ravages of flooding. The report from the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo says on

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Online basement flood course coming soon

January 30, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

An online version of the Home Flood Risk Assessment Training will be available Canada-wide this March, Blair Feltmate, head of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, said in a recent interview. The course is geared towards insurance brokers, home inspectors,