Photo of greenery sprouting from ash with the text Home Again: Recovery after the Wood Buffalo Wildfire

Home Again: Recovery after the Wood Buffalo Wildfire

The progress report outlines events leading up to the evacuation, actions taken during the wildfire, and work done to support the long-term recovery of the region.

Premier Rachel Notley with Wood Buffalo first responders during a recognition event at the Alberta legislature

Heroes of the Wildfire

Recognize a hero from the Wood Buffalo wildfire.

Former Lt.-Gov. Norman Kwong

Coming home

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

A worker wearing protective gear testing ashy soil after a wildfire.

Environmental monitoring

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

A woman laying down, meditating.

Health and wellbeing

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

A construction worker holding plans outside of a house under construction.

Repairing and rebuilding

Tips for hiring a home inspector or contractor.

A blank contract with a pen resting by the signature.


Information for people looking to make an insurance claim.

A calculator sitting on top of Canadian money.

Financial assistance

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

An open sign on a door to a business. (Shutterstock)

Support for businesses

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

A women on a cellphone. (stock)

Contacts and resources

Information on programs and services related to the wildfire.


Unique training to help Wood Buffalo rebuild

Dec 14, 2016

More apprentices will be trained to support rebuilding the Wood Buffalo region, thanks to a partnership among four Alberta post-secondary institutions and support from the Government of Alberta.

Wood Buffalo recovery report highlights progress

Nov 03, 2016

Six months after a devastating wildfire in the Wood Buffalo region, there is significant progress in making communities in the area home again.

Wildfire protection laws to be strengthened

Oct 31, 2016

The Alberta Government is improving legislation that supports wildfire prevention and helps protect communities.

Wood Buffalo wildfire heroism celebrated

Oct 31, 2016

A special recognition ceremony was held today to acknowledge the heroic actions of Albertans during the wildfire last spring.  

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: