Former Lt.-Gov. Norman Kwong

Coming home

What you need to know before returning to the Fort McMurray region.

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Heroes of the Wildfire

Recognize a hero from the Wood Buffalo wildfire.

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Environmental monitoring

Air, ash, soil and water testing in the Fort McMurray region.

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Health and wellbeing

While coping with a disaster or emergency, it’s normal to have symptoms of stress. Help is available.

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Repairing and rebuilding

Tips for hiring a home inspector or contractor.

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Information on temporary housing and renters and landlords.

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Information for people looking to make an insurance claim.

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Financial assistance

Financial support programs to help Wood Buffalo residents get back on their feet.

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Support for businesses

Learn about the plan to support small business relief efforts in Fort McMurray and surrounding communities.

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Donations and volunteers

Find out how to donate or volunteer.

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Education and childcare

Information regarding schools, education and childcare for those in Fort McMurray and surrounding communities.

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Contacts and resources

Information on programs and services related to the wildfire.


Historic sites opened doors to thousands of wildfire evacuees

Oct 10, 2016

Culture and Tourism Minister Ricardo Miranda issued the following statement about Alberta’s offer of free admission to provincial historic sites and museums to victims of the Fort McMurray wildfire this summer:

REVISED: Nominate a hero of the Wood Buffalo wildfire

Oct 06, 2016

The Heroes of the Wildfire program gives Albertans the opportunity to nominate individuals or organizations that made a difference during the wildfire. 

Emergency wildfire relief funding will end Oct. 31

Oct 03, 2016

Ninety-six thousand Wood Buffalo evacuees have been helped with wildfire relief funding totalling almost $100 million.

Three new oil sands developments receive initial approval following Regulator review

Sep 15, 2016

Three new proposed oil sands developments have cleared an important early step in the regulatory process.

Application information for interim housing in Fort McMurray

Sep 09, 2016

The Government of Alberta is preparing 65 interim housing units for families displaced by the Wood Buffalo wildfire, and applications are now open.