Economic Disaster Recovery Summary Report – Calgery, Alberta
In response to the unprecedented flooding that impacted the province of Alberta in June 2013, Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) partnered with the British Columbia Economic Development Association (BCEDA) to develop and implement the Economic Disaster Recovery Project (EDRP). On September 23, 2013 the Insurance Bureau of Canada declared it the costliest natural disaster in Canadian history. Four people died and over 100,000 people were displaced throughout the region as a result of heavy rainfall that triggered catastrophic flooding, prompting the declaration of 32 states of local emergency and the activation of 28 emergency operations centres.
The Government of Alberta, Ministry of Innovation and Advanced Education; RBC; Shell Canada Limited; the Canadian Red Cross; and the Consulate General of the United States of America, Calgary committed funding for the EDRP Project. The EDRP team also partnered with the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), based in Washington, D.C., and its Restore Your Economy team to obtain additional economic disaster recovery resources and expertise.