Wildfire Resources

Picture of two people sitting in fire-fighting outfits with the text Wildfire Resources in white

GENERAL SUPPORT

The Red Cross offers a number of resources on its website for those impacted by wildfires. Checklists for household inventory, what to do when you can return to your home, things to consider when beginning reconstruction and major repair: Find this information here: https://www.redcross.ca/how-we-help/current-emergency-responses/atlantic-canada-wildfire-responses

Many children have been displaced by recent disasters, or are worried about their friends, families and the possibility that they could be victims of wildfire. CBC provided some insight into how to help kids with their emotions during difficult times like these

During times of intense stress, mental health can suffer. Fortunately, there are organizations poised to assist:

Immediate crisis response/self harm: https://talksuicide.ca/
Youth: Kids’ Help Phone
Indigenous & First Nations: Hope for Wellness
Counselling service : www.havenforhope.ca (NS & NB)

Psychology Today offers a searchable directory of resources with filters (issues, insurance, gender, etc).  Those therapists who are either not accepting new clients or have a waitlist appear to be flagged as such, which will hopefully speed up the process of finding a good match.  Online options are also listed.

Calling 211 in every Canadian province will connect you with Community Resource Navigators, who can look for assistance for many needs in your local area.
The National 211 Directory also shows alternative numbers to dial if your provider doesn’t allow 211 calls.

Looking to help? The Red Cross is accepting donations toward Wildfire Relief on the ground.

NOVA SCOTIA

Current information about the status of wildfires in NS

The Red Cross is administering assistance up to $500 for those who were evacuated from their homes.
Register here

Small businesses impacted by the wildfires in Halifax and Shelburne may be eligible for relief up to $2,500.
https://beta.novascotia.ca/small-business-wildfire-relief-program

More information for businesses: https://www.cfib-fcei.ca/en/tools-resources/nova-scotia-wildfire-relief

New text support for mental health

Lifeworks Crisis Support Line is open 24/7 and can be reached at 1-844-751-2133. You will receive professional emotional support.

NS Mental Health Crisis Line: 1-888-429-8167

NEW BRUNSWICK

NB Mental Health Supports

Information for businesses

Updated information and status of emergency situations in NB

NB Wildfire Watch

NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR

NL Wildfire Status:
https://www.gov.nl.ca/ffa/files/forestry-forest-fires-pdf-active-fires.pdf

Mental health supports: https://www.gov.nl.ca/hcs/findhealthservices/helplines/

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

PEI Wildfire Information and Assistance:
https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/topic/fire-information

PEI Mental Health supports:
https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/health-pei/mental-health-and-addictions-services

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