Spring Floods 2017 – Red Cross Support

Thanks to the generous outpouring of support from Canadians, the Canadian Red Cross will provide direct financial assistance to thousands of households affected by unprecedented flooding across Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia. 

  • Eligible registered households will receive $600 in direct financial assistance through electronic bank transfer, the quickest, most secure way to receive funds.
  • The $600 provided will be one single amount for the entire household, not $600 for each individual member in the affected household. 

This registration process allows us to better understand the needs of your household affected by the flooding and to help you through recovery.


To be eligible for assistance, residents must:

  • Be a homeowner or tenant in Quebec, Ontario whose primary residence has experienced water damage as a result of flooding between mid-April to mid-May 2017.
  • Be a homeowner or tenant in British Columbia whose households were evacuated and whose homes were damaged by flood waters since mid-April 2017.

The information provided for registration will allow us to verify your identity and ensure that your primary residence (rented or owned) is located in a flooded area. 


Before you register 

  • Please choose a person to represent everyone living at the same address.
  • In order to speed up the process, please provide us your email address in your registration. Email is the most effective way to send the electronic bank transfer.
  • Once your registration has been completed and validated, please allow 5 to 7 days before receiving your electronic bank transfer.
  • If you do not provide an email address when you register, a representative will call you to explain how to get your financial assistance.

To Register 

Register here  if you have been impacted by flooding in Quebec.
Register here  if you have been impacted by flooding in Ontario.
Register here  if you have been impacted by flooding in British Columbia.
You may also register 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

Frequently Asked Questions