Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program

The Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program (ODRAP) is intended to assist those whose essential property has been extensively damaged as a result of a sudden, unexpected natural disaster such as a severe windstorm, tornado or flood. ODRAP contains:

Private component: Individuals, homeowners, farmers, small business enterprises and non-profit organizations. Funds are raised by the community and may be matched up to 2:1 by the province;

Public component: Financial assistance may be provided by the province to affected municipalities for disaster response and recovery.

The program provides financial assistance within the declared disaster area to restore damaged public infrastructure and/or private property to pre-disaster condition, when the cost of restoration exceeds the financial capacity of the affected individuals, municipality and community at large. For more information please visit the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing website.