Disaster Relief Assistance Information

Kinsmen Flood Relief Fund                                       Disaster Relief Activation Map


 Harriston Kinsmen Flood Relief Fund                  Disaster Relief Assistance Program Activation

Disaster Relief Assistance for Ontarians Program has been activated. 

  • Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians in a provincial program designed to help people affected by natural disasters get back on their feet. The program provides assistance for emergency expenses and costs to repair or replace essential property.
  • The Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians (CRAO) has been activated for eligible homeowners, tenants, small owner-operated businesses and farms, and not-for-profit organizations within our municipal boundary that were affected by the recent flooding.
  • If you are interested in submitting an application or learning more about this program, please visit www.ontario.ca/disasterassistance. You can find the program guidelines, frequently asked questions and application forms here.
  • Please note that this is a program run by the province. If you need help with your application or have any questions, please write directly to the province at disasterassistance@ontario.ca or contact the information line at 1-844-780-8925.

Application Deadline: Friday December 1, 2017

Quick Links to Application Documents

Program Guidelines

2017 Midwestern Ontario Flood Information Sheet (Print Friendly)

Application Form (Fillable)

Application Form (Non-Fillable)

Frequently Asked Questions

Special Provisions for Low Income Housing

Eligibility Caps

Media Releases

August 4, 2017
Disaster Relief Assistance for Ontarions Program Activation

June 28, 2017
Flooding Emergency in Minto Update - 4:50 p.m.

June 27, 2017
Boil Water Advisory Lifted for Harriston Residents

June 26, 2017
Minto Flood Recovery Efforts Continue

June 25, 2017
Three County Waste Facilities To Open Tomorrow For Flood Damaged Material Drop Off

June 24, 2017
Maitland Valley Conservation Authority Flood Warning Update - 10:00 am

June 24, 2017
Flooding Emergency in Minto Update - 8:04 am

June 23, 2017
Boil Water Advisory

June 23, 2017
Flooding Emergency in Minto Update 2

June 23, 2017
Flooding Emergency in Minto Update - 1:20 pm

June 23, 2017
Flooding Emergency in Minto

Wednesday June 28th Mennonite Disaster Service

If you have been affected by the flooding in Harriston and need assistance with your home, Mennonite Disaster Service is here to help.

Please contact either of the following representatives to have the Mennonite Disaster Service come to your home:

Martin Durksen: 905-892-3864
Esther Buck: 519-357-0192

Monday June 26th Flood Damage Reporting Form Available

Anyone who incurred damages is encouraged to complete the Flood Damage Reporting Form.

Monday June 26th Flood Damaged Material Drop Off Options

  • County of Wellington Waste Facilities at Harriston, Rothsay and Riverstown from 8am-6pm
  • Harriston Arena for non hazardous and non electric items

Waste should be directed to the County Waste Facilities where possible so it can be weighed and receipts issued.

Free Bottled Water Available for Harriston Residents at Harriston Fire Hall

Saturday June 24th from noon - 5pm
Sunday June 25th from noon - 5pm

Any Harriston residents impacted by the Boil Water Advisory are able to come to the Harriston Fire Hall to pick up a case of bottled water.

The Harriston Fire Hall is located at 87 Elora St. S.
For more information please call 519-338-3046.

After the Flood
A Homeowner's Checklist