Jan. 4, 2018 – As many still deal with hardships caused by the wildfires in British Columbia this past summer, the Government of Canada remains committed to support the recovery of the people of B.C.
The Government of Canada is providing an advance payment of $175 million through the Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements (DFAA) to the province.
This money will help with the costs associated with long-term recovery and rebuilding in affected communities.
“Although the wildfires are extinguished, a long, hard recovery process continues for many as they struggle with lost homes and businesses,” Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Ralph Goodale said.
“The funding and support announced today will help those affected by the wildfires rebuild their homes and communities and get their lives back to normal.
“The Government of Canada continues to stand with B.C. as it works to recover from the wildfires,” he said.
The Government of Canada also issued a payment of $38,595,900 to the Canadian Red Cross in October, delivering on its commitment to make a donation to the Red Cross in support of those affected by the B.C. wildfires.
In addition to assisting communities during evacuations, this funding is being used to support evacuees in the long process of recovery, such as to ease re-entry into their homes and communities and to re-establish their livelihoods.
The Government of Canada works closely with provinces, territories and Indigenous communities to assist Canadians when disasters strike.
Canada makes $175M payment to BC for wildfire recovery
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