The Institute seeks to strengthen awareness of the risks associated with natural hazards. Each month, ICLR hosts a Webinar centring on current research and industry issues related to natural hazards. Slides from the webinars are then posted on the Institute’s website and recordings of the sessions are uploaded to ICLR”s YouTube [...]
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In this section you will find all content created and distributed by the ICLR. This content includes magazines, newsletters, books, reports, presentations, and other related media content from both present and years past. Magazine Articles [...]
FLOOD WIND EARTHQUAKE WILDFIRE HAIL Extremely severe rainstorm events can overwhelm municipal infrastructure and lead to flooding. More often than not, basement flooding is a result of overland flooding, infiltration flooding or sewer backup, or a combination of two or all three of these types of flooding. [...]
ICLR has established itself as the national leader in the development of research and resources to reduce the risk of natural hazards on people and property in Canada. Materials generated by ICLR researchers and staff have been used widely by insurers, all levels of government and non-government groups engaged in disaster [...]
Below you will find our cities adapt books containing containing information regarding extreme heat and extreme rainfall. Cities Adapt books Cities Adapt to Extreme Rainfall Chapter Downloads Introduction: Celebrating local leadership Lessons learned Victoria, British Columbia Quebec City, Quebec Ottawa, Ontario Kitchener-Waterloo, [...]
Become a Member The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) was established in 1998, initially as an initiative of the insurance community, Western University (nee University of Western Ontario), the Ontario Research and Development Challenge Fund, and other partners to reduce the loss of life and property caused by [...]
FLOOD WIND EARTHQUAKE WILDFIRE HAIL The need to address the problem of mounting hail-related damage in Canada could not be more acute, as property owners and insurers have experienced hundreds of millions of dollars in hail damage in recent years and will likely see more hail damage in [...]
FLOOD WIND EARTHQUAKE WILDFIRE HAIL If you live in or near a forested area, you’re living in an area often referred to as the wildland/urban interface and sooner or later you may have to contend with a wildfire. The risk of wildfires is increasing in many parts of [...]
Canadians are experiencing more frequent and extreme heat events. Temperatures sometimes soar to levelsthat are dangerous to our health. The risk of health impacts from extreme heat is expected to continuerising due to climate change. Most deaths from extreme heat are preventable. Preparing for extreme heat events is a critical challenge [...]
According to the Tampa-based Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IIBHS), at least one-quarter of small businesses impacted by a natural disaster never reopen. The smallest of small businesses (i.e. enterprises with fewer than 10 employees) are especially vulnerable because few have the resources or knowledge needed to assess disaster risks [...]