Red Cross responds as floods impact communities in Quebec and across Canada

Topics: Ontario, Quebec, Emergencies and Disasters in Canada
May 05, 2017

Donate to the Spring Floods Appeal – Quebec Designation
Donate to the Spring Floods Appeal

Persistent, steady rains have put provinces including Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick and British Columbia on heightened alert for flooding, putting several communities at risk.

In Quebec, the Red Cross is helping thousands of people in need. Depending on the needs of individuals and families, the Red Cross is providing support such as relocating people to hotels and providing them with food vouchers.

More than 150 Red Cross volunteers are mobilized daily, working in shifts to support 12 information centers in flood-impacted areas. Additional volunteers are on stand-by, ready to assist, if needed.

Elsewhere in Ontario, British Columbia, and Atlantic Canada, Red Cross Disaster Management teams are monitoring situations very closely and volunteers are currently on standby to assist municipalities as needed.

If your household was impacted by floods in Quebec and Ontario, you may be eligible for direct financial assistance. 

The Red Cross is providing direct financial assistance totalling $4 million to households impacted by the flooding in Quebec and Ontario.

Register here if you have been impacted by flooding in Quebec or in Ontario.
You can also sign up by calling 1 800 863-6582.

If you need immediate assistance, Red Cross volunteers are meeting flood-affected residents on a daily basis at reception and information centres in Quebec and Ontario

How you can help

If you wish to support the Red Cross response to spring flooding in Quebec, you can contribute to the Spring Floods Appeal – Quebec Designation, which helps meet the needs of those who have been most affected by the floods. These needs may include shelter, food, basic home repairs, children’s needs and personal services.
 
Canadians wishing to donate to other provinces wherever help may be needed most can contribute to the Spring Floods Appeal, which will be used to provide essential support for any of the most affected regions in Canada.

Donations to the Red Cross will support individuals, families and entire communities affected by the flooding. Support will be provided based on needs identified across impacted regions as we work alongside local authorities. This may include aid in the form of food, clothing, and shelter, or recovery assistance in the form of clean-up materials, household repairs and furniture replacements.

Photo: Ville de Gatineau