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 with four kids standing outside their farmThe Canadian Red Cross continues to work with residents recovering from the Alberta fires.

Find out how we can support you

A community organization

Kids watching a demonstration in a gymOur 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

a town surrounded by mountains a a riverOur 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

Family holding thank you signsWe 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

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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.