Alberta Wildfire Information

Mandatory evacuation orders are in effect for Alberta due to out-of-control wildfires. If you are faculty, staff or a student of the University of Alberta and may be impacted by an evacuation order, please contact Protective Services at 780-492-5050 or email the University’s Emergency Management at

Active emergency updates for the Alberta wild fires including emergency assistance can be found here 

Evacuee Financial Assistance

  1. As an evacuee, you may be eligible for a one-time evacuation payment to assist with immediate living costs that include food, accommodation and gas. More information about eligbility is available online.  
  2. Additional assistance may be available from the Canadian Red Cross online or at 1-800-863-6582
  3. Additional assistance may be available through your personal home/tenant insurance policy. Contact your insurance broker directly.

Property Damage Arising From Wild Fire

Should University-owned property be damaged as a result of a wildfire, please file your claim here. An adjuster will contact you within hours of receiving notice of your claim. Please ensure that you include phone and email contact information. If you do not have email, please call the University’s claim adjusters directly at 1-877-443-1877.