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The Intact Foundation

We’re focused on building communities resilience. That means helping society and our customers adapt to the impacts of climate change and creating opportunities for children and families living in poverty.

Generosity — helping others, protecting the environment and making our communities more resilient — is one of the values that guides our work. We focus our generosity to help our communities in three areas where we can have the biggest impact: 

  •  Ensuring communities are climate resilient 
  •  Creating opportunities for children and families living in poverty 
  •  Supporting our employees to help others 

For more details on how we’re building resilient communities, please read our Social Impact Report.

Municipal Climate Resiliency Grants

Municipalities play a critical role in protecting communities from the impacts of climate change. In 2022, Intact Public Entities and the Intact Financial Corporation invested $1 million in 10 communities across Canada to bolster resiliency where climate has the ability to have a negative impact. The selected applicants implemented a variety of projects, including those that create a new wetland by engaging youth, offer FireSmartTM approved enhancements to at-risk homes, build fire breaks around vulnerable communities and provide advance flood prevention information to local residents.

Intact Financial Corporation is doubling down on efforts to build resilient communities by doubling the investment of the enhance 2024 Municipal Climate Resiliency Grants program – $2 million over two years to support practical solutions that will help municipalities address extreme weather events, including floods and wildfires. The application process opens September 9th, 2024. Learn more about the program and how to apply.

For specific questions on the granting please reach out to the Intact Foundation at [email protected].

2022 Grant Partners Community initiatives

City of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Charlottetown Flood Risk Reduction Rebate Program  

City of Fredericton, New Brunswick

City of Fredericton’s Neighbourhood-Level Flood Risk Portal  

EYA, Vancouver, British Columbia

Increasing Climate Resilience through Wetland Development in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside  

FEDD, Sergent Lake, Quebec

This project aims to create green infrastructure to increase infiltration and retention of runoff water upstream from Sergent Lake, in order to reduce the risk of flooding.  

Lac La Biche County, Alberta

Wildfire Mitigation Incentive Program  

Municipality of Red Lake, Ontario

Fire Break Development   

Nature-Action Québec Inc. Quebec City, Quebec

Development of an intervention plan in the Rivière à la Raquette watershed.  

Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Alberta

FireSmartTM Home Action Rebate Program   

Town of Whitecourt, Alberta

Whitecourt FireSmartTM Home Owner Incentive/Sprinkler trailer