Red Cross provides update for Fiona response

Ottawa | October 27, 2022

More than $32 million in financial assistance distributed
Thanks to the generosity of Canadians who have contributed to the Hurricane Fiona in Canada Appeal, the Canadian Red Cross continues to distribute financial aid to eligible households and help those living in areas most impacted by the storm and unable to meet their basic needs.  To date, the Red Cross has distributed more than $32 million in financial assistance to more than 68,000 individuals and families.
The financial assistance provided to date is either on behalf of the provincial government in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, or Newfoundland and Labrador, or it is Red Cross financial assistance for eligible households from the most impacted areas that are unable to meet their basic needs as a result of Fiona.
To date, the Red Cross has also:
  • Provided emergency shelter for more than 1,200 individuals.
  • Registered more than 102,000 households in all provinces impacted by Fiona.
  • Provided support at 25 shelters and/or reception centres in partnership with local authorities.
  • Provided more than 5,700 emergency items to impacted individuals and communities, including hygiene kits, cots, blankets, and teddy bears for children.
  • Mobilized more than 400 Red Cross personnel to support with this emergency response.
Those impacted by Fiona are encouraged to register with the Canadian Red Cross by calling 1-800-863-6582 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. ADT.
“The Canadian Red Cross is here to help people impacted by Fiona,” said Louise Castonguay, vice-president of Atlantic Canada for Canadian Red Cross. “We are working alongside community leadership and all levels of government to best support individuals, families and communities impacted by Fiona, and we encourage people to reach out to us to see how we may be able to assist or guide them as they begin to recover from this disaster.”
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 has extended its matching program and will each match every dollar donated to the Canadian Red Cross until October 31, 2022.
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Red Cross donor inquiries: or 1-800-418-1111
About the Canadian Red Cross
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 support them in strengthening their resilience.
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