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Fort McMurray and district evacuation

The City of Calgary continues to support our partners in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. We also continue to support displaced residents in our reception centres.

A voluntary, phased re-entry for the safe return to Fort McMurray has begun.

Visit the Alberta Government's website for the latest updates on the re-entry program and access to Provincial emergency funding.

Information for evacuees

Help getting home

The Province has announced that transportation back to the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo will be coordinated by the Red Cross. For more information on transportation, please visit the Red Cross.

Support for evacuees in Calgary

As evacuees return to Fort McMurray, The City of Calgary and its partners have released a Resource Guide to help evacuees returning to the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo or wishing to remain in Calgary.

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and the Government of Alberta have released a Re-entry Information Booklet to help plan a safe return home.

Provincial emergency funding locations in Calgary

Distribution of debit cards to eligible wildfire evacuees is available at Alberta Works offices.

​Location H​ours of operation:​
Calgary Central
3rd floor, RPW Building
1021 10 Ave. S.W.
​7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Calgary East
Main floor, Radisson Centre
525 28 St. S.E.
​7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Calgary North
One Executive Place
1816 Crowchild Trail N.W.
​7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Calgary South
100 Fisher Park II
6712 Fisher St. S.E.
​8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Reception centre

The City of Calgary has transitioned Reception Centre operations to the Red Cross. Visit the Red Cross Reception Centre at the University of Calgary – Dining Hall (124 University Gate NW).

Registration with the Red Cross

Anyone who has not yet registered with the Red Cross is encouraged to do so for additional access to emergency funding and other services. Register online or by phone at 1-888-350-6070.

Education

Students displaced from Fort McMurray and surrounding communities are encouraged to register in a school to continue their studies. The province has posted information online for parents of K to 12 students and for post-secondary and apprenticeship students.

Information for Calgarians: How you can help

Donations

We appreciate the generosity of all Calgarians in supporting those impacted by the wildfires. Please do not bring donations of goods to the reception centres as there is no capacity to accept, sort and store them.

There are a number of charitable organizations and non-profits offering support to evacuees of the fire and to relief efforts. Calgarians wishing to contribute are encouraged to make a donation to a charity of their choice. Consider searching "Donations drop off Calgary" for charities that can accommodate donations of goods.

Accommodation

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