Community Partnerships BC Fires 2017

Throughout the recovery process, the Canadian Red Cross works in partnership with community organizations towards the relief, recovery and resilience building of communities affected by disasters.

Community organizations play a critical role in recovery from disasters by helping to identify needs and gaps in services, leading coordination of recovery initiatives, providing services for the most vulnerable, and building community resilience to future emergencies.

Project grants are available for non-profits, charities, and other community organizations working towards the relief and recovery of communities impacted by the 2017 British Columbia Fires.

For a full list of projects funded to date please click here.

The Community Partnerships Program team is here to help explain and guide you through the grant application process. Please contact us to discuss your idea before applying:


The Community Partnerships Program funds projects by community organizations working towards relief, recovery and resilience building of those affected by the 2017 British Columbia Fires.

More than a year after the wildfires, the program will now shift to meet recovery needs identified by communities by prioritizing the strengthening of support resources in two focus areas: Disaster Risk Reduction and Safety and Wellbeing.

Disaster Risk Reduction includes projects that contribute to the mitigation and prevention of risks and increase capacity to prepare for and recover from disasters at the individual, household and community level. Safety and wellbeing-focused projects include support for community services that help individuals and families in their recovery. This could include, for example, providing funding for the training of caregivers of youth to help combat anxiety and depression. Both areas of focus are an important part of facilitating long-term recovery and overall community resiliency.

Please note that the final date for submissions to the Community Partnerships Program for projects related to the British Columbia Fires 2017 is February 1, 2019. Please see the Program Guidelines below for further information.

All applications will be assessed against standard criteria found in the program Guidelines: only applications that are eligible and that score well against the assessment criteria can be considered for funding. Please be aware that the application assessment process generally takes approximately 3 months to complete.
The funding amount that you request should reflect what you need for your project. There is currently no minimum or maximum amount that may be requested.



If you are concerned you may be ineligible but have a strong rationale for your initiative or organization, or if you have any additional questions or need assistance, please contact us: