2016 Alberta Fires

The Canadian Red Cross is working in close collaboration with the Wood Buffalo region and the Government of Alberta, as well as indigenous communities and local community organizations to support families and individuals as they recover from the May 2016 wildfires. 

If you are:

A resident who has been affected by the Alberta fires


family_alberta_249.jpgThe Canadian Red Cross is working closely with residents impacted by the Alberta fires – including those who have returned to the Fort McMurray area and those who have not. Residents with unmet needs whose homes were severely damaged or destroyed due to the fires are encouraged to book an appointment with the Canadian Red Cross for a confidential personal assessment.

Appointments for confidential assessments can be booked by calling 1-888-553-5505 or by visiting our office.

Appointments will last approximately 45 minutes and take place from Monday through Friday at 10019B Franklin Avenue, Fort McMurray or over the phone.

Find out how we can support you

A community organization

kids-in-circle_backs-249.jpgOur Community Organization Partnership Program is funding a range of initiatives identified by community groups, municipalities, registered charities, Indigenous communities and other organizations affected by the Alberta fires. The program supports local groups and organizations working with affected populations.

Find out more about our partnership program

A small business owner

Fort-Mac-business_249-(1).jpgOur Support to Small Business Program provide relief through financial assistance for small business owners, trades and sole proprietors who have suffered uninsured, financial loss as a result of the 2016 Alberta fires.

Find out how we can help your small business

A donor

thank-you-249.jpgWe are committed to providing information on our operations and on how donations are being spent. As our work continues, regular donor updates will be made available here. 


Additional resources


Wellness resources

Latest news

RMWB Wildfire Recovery Information
News, updates and answers to frequently asked questions about recovery from the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

For information on the Fort McMurray and Wood Buffalo recovery from the Alberta Government.