Spring Flooding in Canada


   Photo: Ville de Gatineau 

Heavy rainfall caused extensive flooding in several provinces across Canada in spring 2017, including Québec, Ontario, and British Columbia, forcing thousands of people from their homes and communities resulting in widespread needs across the country.

In Quebec, the Red Cross has provided emergency support for housing, food and clothing to over 2,083 households and financial assistance to 4,872 households to assist them in their recovery. Red Cross teams are still present in four recovery offices in Gatineau, Laval, Rigaud and Pierrefonds-Roxboro, and are working closely with municipal and provincial authorities. Learn more  about the assistance provided by Red Cross in Quebec.

In Ontario and British Columbia, personnel provided a variety of services based on the need in each region. This included support such as reception and information centres, registration and family reunification, emotional well-being support, lodging, food, first aid, and providing cots and blankets.
 
If you have any flood-related enquiries or if you need assistance:
In Quebec, please call 1-800-863-6582 or find a Red Cross recovery centre in your comunity.
In Ontario, please call 1-800-863-6582
In British Columbia, please call the BC Duty Officer at 1-888-800-6493.

How the Red Cross is using your donations 
Donations to the Red Cross are supporting individuals, families and entire communities affected by the flooding. This has included providing essential support in the immediate aftermath, including shelter, food and water, and also providing emergency financial assistance for eligible households affected by flooding. Red Cross is continuing to support the most vulnerable in their recovery.
 
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