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Emergencies and Disasters in Canada

Canadian Red Cross launches fund for BC Fires

July 04, 2021 - Massive wildfires have triggered evacuations across British Columbia and the Red Cross is now accepting donations to support those affected.

Canadian Red Cross Welcomes Support from the Government of Canada for COVID-19 Response

November 30, 2020 - The Canadian Red Cross welcomes its continued partnership with the federal government to help augment pandemic response needs across the country, as referenced today during the Government of Canada’s Fall Economic Update.

One year after the tornadoes, the Red Cross remains present in Gatineau to support those affected

September 13, 2019 - One year after the tornadoes, the Red Cross remains present in the area to support those impacted by the disaster. This support includes financial assistance and lodging services for the most vulnerable individuals. 

Canadian Red Cross providing financial aid for flooding relief

May 03, 2019 - The Canadian Red Cross has announced financial assistance for households in affected Quebec, New Brunswick and Ontario communities directly impacted by spring flooding.

Canadian Red Cross announces Support to Small Business and Community Partnerships Funding from Province of BC

August 14, 2017 - Thanks to funding from the Province of British Columbia, the Canadian Red Cross has launched two programs to support communities impacted by the fires in B.C. 

Flood-impacted BC residents can apply for Red Cross financial assistance

May 24, 2017 - Thanks to generous donations from Canadians, the Red Cross is able to help households impacted by the flooding in British Columbia by providing direct financial support.

Small Businesses Receive Second Phase of Financial Assistance after the Alberta Wildfires

February 22, 2017 - More than 1,600 eligible small businesses are receiving financial assistance after the second phase of the Canadian Red CrossSupport to Small Business Program.

Red Cross Distributes $30 Million to Evacuees in Just One Day

May 13, 2016 - In just one day, more than half of the $50 million offered by the Canadian Red Cross to help people affected by the Alberta wildfires has already reached thousands of families in need of basic items during this difficult time.

Banks Accepting Donations for Red Cross Alberta Fires Appeal

May 06, 2016 - The Canadian Red Cross is pleased to announce that 10 banks in Canada will be accepting cash donations from the public in support of Red Cross efforts to assist those affected by the massive wildfires in Alberta.

How Canadian Red Cross assists communities following a disaster

May 06, 2016 - Red Cross community initiatives strengthen or reinstate local services such as food banks, youth and seniors’ programs, sport and recreational activities, community centres, and other gathering places.