Calgary’s reception centre is closed as of 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, 2023
As the number of evacuees from wildfires trends downward and more of the wildfires are brought under control, The City of Calgary and the Alberta Emergency Management Agency decided to close Calgary’s reception centre for evacuees at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24.
The families currently being housed through the assistance of the Calgary Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) will be supported through this transition.
Information for evacuees
- Register with the province to receive information on potential emergencies that may affect your household.
- Visit Wildfire emergency updates | Alberta.ca or call 310-4455 for wildfire related information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- If you are in need of temporary income support, you can call the provincial emergency income support contact centre at 1-866-644-5135 (option 4).
City of Calgary support
We are proud to offer continued support to the wildfire response as requested by the province. Currently, this includes:
- Two fire engines, associated support and staffing (12 firefighters)
How to help
Thank you for your interest in supporting the wildfire response efforts.
- Individuals and companies with goods or services to offer or donations can email:
- Please continue to check the Alberta provincial website for more information.
Calgary may experience smoke from Northern Alberta wildfires. If the air is smoky in your area, keep your windows closed and reduce strenuous outdoor activity, particularly if you have young children, are elderly or pregnant, or have lung or heart issues.
- Wildfire Smoke and Your Health (alberta.ca)
- Wildfire FAQ (albertahealthservices.ca)
- Wildfire smoke and air quality - Canada.ca
- Wildfire smoke 101: Combined wildfire smoke and heat - Canada.ca
YMCA Calgary: Evacuees are welcome to use YMCA Calgary facilities for no charge.
211 Alberta: resources and support is available.
- Call 211
- Text INFO to 211
- Live Chat or Serach via via http://ab.211.ca