2017 British Columbia Fires

The Canadian Red Cross is working in close collaboration with the Government of British Columbia and community partners to support families and individuals as they recover from  the devastating 2017 wildfires.

If you are:

A resident who has been affected by the fires

Woman carrying home Red Cross supplies, while walking holding hands with her little boy.Thanks to the generosity of the Government of B.C, and Canadian Red Cross donors the Canadian Red Cross is providing additional assistance for individual and family recovery in the weeks, months and years to come.

If you have been impacted by the wildfires and have urgent, unmet needs, we invite you to contact our call centre at 1-800-863-6582 Mondays to Fridays between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT. The call centre is closed on weekends and statutory holidays. 

A small business owner, Not-for-Profit Organization or a First Nations Cultural Livelihood

Woman smiling behind bar wearing red tee shirtExperience has shown us that support for small businesses, not-for-profit organizations and cultural livelihoods that support First Nations communities are essential to the full recovery of the people and communities affected by a disaster.
Find out how we can help you

A community organization

Man talking to older woman with his hand on her shoulderThe Canadian Red Cross recognizes the importance of strengthening existing support structures that were in community prior to the event, as well as supporting organizations that provide critical services in host communities. 
Find out more about our Community Partnerships Program 

A donor

Two young girls selling LemonadeThe Canadian Red Cross is supporting the B.C. government in providing relief for those affected. We also invite Canadians to donate to the British Columbia Fires Appeal to support our work in helping the most vulnerable.

 We 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 on this page.