Spring Flooding in Canada


   Photo: Ville de Gatineau 

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

In Quebec, the Red Cross is helping more than 4,600 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.

In Ontario, British Columbia and Atlantic Canada, personnel are providing a variety of services based on the need in each region. This includes support such as reception and information, registration and family reunification, emotional well-being support, lodging, food, first aid, and providing cots and blankets.
 
  • If your household was impacted by floods in Quebec, Ontario, or British Columbia, you may be eligible for $600 in direct financial assistance. Visit redcross.ca/gethelp to find out more and to register.
  • If your home was destroyed or badly damaged, you may be eligible for additional assistance. Visit redcross.ca/gethelp to find out more.
  • If you need immediate assistance, Red Cross volunteers are meeting flood-affected residents on a daily basis at reception and information centres in QuebecOntario and British Columbia.
 
How you can help 
If you wish to support the Red Cross response to spring flooding across Canada, wherever help may be needed most, you can contribute to the Spring Floods Appeal, which will be used to provide essential support for any of the most affected regions in Canada.
 
Canadians wishing to help those affected inside Quebec specifically 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.

How your donations will be used
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.


To learn more about the impact of your donation, read our One month donor report.

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