Wildfire evacuation information for Indigenous peoples

Find out how to prepare for an emergency evacuation in the event of a wildfire.

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Current situation

Since April 1, 2024, there have been:

As of July 22, 2024, there are:

Prepare to evacuate

In the event of a possible emergency evacuation, make sure you and your family are prepared.

When to evacuate

If there is an emergency event near your home or community and you must evacuate, you should:

For First Nations communities on reserves, consult ISC's Emergency Management Assistance Program for additional resources and regional contact information.

Support for evacuees

For First Nations or Inuit who are evacuated here are a list of supports available to you:

Non-Insured Health Benefits program

If you have been evacuated from your community and need to refill or replace items that were covered by the Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) program or you need to access other services covered under NIHB.

Temporary Confirmation of Registration Document (For Registered Status Indians Only)

If your status card is lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed during an emergency, you can request a Temporary Confirmation of Registration Document (TCRD) at any regional office or by calling 1-800-567-9604. You should use the address of your evacuation location or temporary residence.

Hope for wellness helpline

Experienced and culturally competent counsellors provide mental health support to all Indigenous people across Canada by telephone 1-855-242-3310 and online chat 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Jordan's Principle

Jordan's Principle makes sure First Nations children living in Canada can access the products, services and supports they need.

Supporting Inuit Children

The Inuit Child First Initiative ensures Inuit children living in Canada can access the products, services and supports they need.

After an evacuation

After you've evacuated, you should follow evacuation orders and stay outside the evacuation zone.

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