Canadian Red Cross announces financial assistance for people most severely impacted by Hurricane Fiona

Ottawa | October 07, 2022

$500 will be provided to households most in need

Thanks to the generosity of Canadians who have contributed to the Canadian Red Cross Hurricane Fiona in Canada Appeal, the Red Cross is providing $500 in financial assistance to households most impacted by the hurricane-force post-tropical storm that hit on September 23-24, 2022.
Starting next week, Canadian Red Cross will begin distribution of funds to eligible households from the most impacted areas that have registered with the organization and are unable to meet their basic needs as a result of the hurricane.
This assistance will be provided to those most in need in the following areas:
  • Prince Edward Island
  • The following areas in Nova Scotia:
    • Antigonish County
    • Cape Breton Regional Municipality
    • Colchester County
    • Cumberland County
    • Guysborough County
    • Inverness County
    • Pictou County
    • Richmond County
    • Victoria County
  • The following areas in Newfoundland and Labrador:
    • Channel-Port Aux Basques
    • Margaree-Fox Roost
    • Rose Blanche – Harbour le Cou
    • Diamond Cove
    • Burnt Islands
    • Burgeo
    • Isle aux Morts
    • Grand Bay East
The areas of eligibility were determined in collaboration with local authorities.
People who have not yet registered with the Red Cross are encouraged to do so by calling 1-800-863-6582 between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. ADT, or by going online at to either register online or find the reception centre nearest them.
Please note: If a person living in one of the areas listed above has already registered with the Red Cross online, over the phone, or in person they should not register again. Once a Red Cross registration number has been received by a household for Hurricane Fiona that household is considered registered and does not need to do so again. Any duplicate registrations may delay the process as additional validation will be needed.
  • More than 56,000 households have registered with the Red Cross in all provinces impacted by Hurricane Fiona.
  • Financial assistance has been distributed to more than 14,000 households on behalf of provincial governments.
  • Provided emergency shelter to more than 1,200 individuals.
  • Provided support at 16 shelters and/or reception centres in partnership with local authorities.
  • More than 5,700 emergency items provided to impacted individuals and communities, including hygiene kits, cots, blankets and teddy bears for children.
  • Mobilized more than 200 volunteers and employees to support the response.
  • More than $16 million dollars has been raised to date for the Canadian Red Cross Hurricane Fiona in Canada Appeal. This amount does not include government matching funds.
The Canadian Red Cross continues to work alongside community leadership and all levels of government to best support individuals, families and communities impacted by Hurricane Fiona in their journey to recovery.
Canadians wishing to make a donation to the Hurricane Fiona in Canada Appeal can do so online at, texting FIONA to 20222 to make a $10 donation, or by calling 1-800-418-1111. The Government of Canada will each match every dollar donated to the Canadian Red Cross until October 23, 2022.
“Canadian Red Cross teams have been working hard to support people before and after the devastating impacts of Hurricane Fiona. We understand that recovering after a disaster can be difficult and hope these funds will help those most affected by this hurricane to meet their urgent needs. As recovery continues, the Red Cross will be there to help support and guide people along the way.”
     - Louise Castonguay, vice-president of Atlantic Canada for Canadian Red Cross

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Red Cross donor inquiries: or 1-800-418-1111
Here in Canada and overseas, the Red Cross stands ready to help people before, during and after a disaster. As a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement – which is made up of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Committee of the Red Cross and 192 national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies – the Canadian Red Cross is dedicated to helping people and communities in Canada and around the world in times of need and supporting them in strengthening their resilience.
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