Red Cross accepting donations for Quebec Floods Appeal

Montreal | April 21, 2019

As spring floods threaten several Quebec municipalities, the Canadian Red Cross is asking for donations to help individuals and families impacted by the flooding who find themselves in a vulnerable situation.


  • At the request of municipalities, the Canadian Red Cross provides assistance to meet the immediate needs of those impacted by disasters. Among other services, the Red Cross can offer emergency lodging and food. Assistance is provided on a case-by-case basis, based on needs assessments carried out with local authorities.
  • Red Cross teams are on the ground to help those affected either by providing information, referrals to other services, emotional support and assistance to meet their basic needs.
  • A list of reception centres where Red Cross workers are on site is available at


Those wishing to support the Red Cross response can make a financial donation to the Quebec Floods Appeal:
Support will be provided based on needs identified across impacted regions as the Red Cross works alongside local authorities. This assistance is complementary to the assistance being provided by public safety authorities.


 To be eligible for financial assistance, flood-affected individuals must register with the Red Cross (one representative per household) to confirm that their primary residence is located in the flood-affected areas. You can register:


 Canadian Red Cross Media Line in Quebec: 1 888 418-9111