Red Cross commends the Government of Canada’s release of the National Adaptation Strategy

Ottawa | November 24, 2022

Canadian Red Cross Statement

The Canadian Red Cross applauds the Government of Canada for releasing the country’s first National Adaptation Strategy (NAS). Today’s announcement signals an important step forward in addressing risks associated with climate change in Canada through a whole-of-society approach. This strategy will help to advance action and establish better preparedness for individuals and communities and help to build resilience to climate events.
Through our work, the Canadian Red Cross has seen the devastating impacts of climate-related disasters or emergencies on individuals, families, and communities in Canada. This may include being displaced from their homes, impacts on mental health and/or financial stress. We know that recovery in Canada can be longer, more expensive, and more complex than anticipated. As a part of the Disaster Resilience and Security Advisory Table for the NAS, the Red Cross has shared our experience to identify the barriers and steps to resolve gaps in recovery.  
The Canadian Red Cross will continue to work with partners to advocate for meaningful and immediate changes that will help individuals, families, communities, organizations, and governments better adapt to the increasing impact of climate-related events in Canada.  
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