Alberta Fires

Alberta fire

Visit Flickr for the latest pictures of the help provided in Alberta, thanks to our donors and volunteers.

The Red Cross is working in close collaboration with the Wood Buffalo region and the Government of Alberta, as well as indigenous communities and local community organizations to support families and individuals as they recover from the fires. 

The needs are great and the Red Cross stands ready to support people as they work to rebuild their lives. Regular updates and resources for evacuees will be provided on this page. 

Families and individuals who have been affected by the Alberta fires

If you have returned home to Fort McMurray and have urgent, unmet needs, the Canadian Red Cross is booking appointments for confidential personal assessments.  Appointments for confidential assessments can be booked to take place from Monday through Friday at 10019B Franklin Avenue, Fort McMurray.

Assessment appointments will last for approximately 45 minutes.

Appointments can be booked by:

  • Calling 1-888-553-5505
  • Please note: Walk-in appointments will occur at the Hardin Street Building, 9816 Hardin Street, Fort McMurray, until further notice. Walk-ins will be seen based on most urgent need and appointments are not guaranteed at the time of your visit.
If you have urgent, unmet needs due to the fires during this period, please contact the Red Cross by calling 1-888-553-5505. 
 

If you have not yet returned home to Fort McMurray and have urgent, unmet needs, the Red Cross is still here for you. Please call 1-888-553-5505 to schedule a phone appointment for a confidential personal assessment.

Visit Flickr for the latest pictures of the help provided in Alberta, thanks to our donors and volunteers.



Residents who haven’t returned home


Help when you get home


Not ready to return home yet


Wellness resources


Your donation in action


Community Organizations Partnerships Program


Government of Alberta - Fort McMurray recovery 
For information on the Fort McMurray and Wood Buffalo recovery, visit our recovery information page.




Public Safety Canada – Latest News
Learn what you can do to help those in need, and keep up-to-date about the Government of Canada's response to wildfires in Alberta.
RMWB Wildfire Recovery Information
News, updates and answers to frequently asked questions about recovery from the May 2016 wildfire in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.


Latest news