Canadian RED CROSS Assistance

May 17th, 2019

Anyone who has been affected by the flooding should register with RED CROSS.  By registering with them at 1-800-863-6582 you are able to access their services and resources as well as be on a list for aid should funding be available.  Failure to register with RED CROSS will not invoke any future aid.

Petawawa - May 17, 2019

The Canadian Red Cross will be on site at the Petawawa Civic Centre, Main Hall, to provide registered residents with clean up kits and a initial support payment.

Ottawa - May 3, 2019

The Canadian Red Cross has announced financial assistance for households in affected Quebec, New Brunswick and Ontario communities directly impacted by spring flooding. Affected households may receive $600 to help meet their immediate needs.

Since the flooding began, the Red Cross has been working with municipal and provincial governments, local authorities, community leaders and other organizations to help families and individuals who have been impacted. Financial assistance is the latest of many ways in which help is being made available to those who need it.

To receive this assistance, impacted households first need to be registered with the Red Cross so that individual assessments of needs can be completed. People can register by calling 1-800-863-6582, in-person at designated community centres or online at People only need to register once for their household. Full details of assistance available can be found at

"I encourage every household that has been impacted by the flooding to register with the Canadian Red Cross," said Conrad Sauvé, President and CEO of the Canadian Red Cross. "Registering will ensure people directly affected by the floods will be kept up-to-date with important information and have access to available supports. This has been an incredibly hard time for flood-hit communities, and we want to help as many people as we can."

These funds are available thanks to federal and provincial governments, and generous Canadians who have contributed to the Red Cross Floods Appeals.