211 Wildfire Response
As of May 7, 2023, The Government of Alberta has declared a provincial state of emergency in response to several wildfires across the province. Several communities are under evacuation, and the situation is changing rapidly. Alberta.ca | Wildfire emergency updates
During a time of disaster or significant challenge affecting Albertans, 211 Alberta maintains an up-to-date list of resources that can help people who have been impacted and provides data on the most requested needs and unmet needs of callers. Providing 24/7 service.
Information during a crisis can change hourly; during the wildfires, 211 is also maintaining a resource list specifically for supports available for those impacted: Resources for Alberta Wildfires 2023
For people seeking support:
Services are emerging to support Albertans impacted by the wildfires. Contact 211 for information about currently available services. You’ll reach someone who can work with you to see what community services are available in your area.
For agencies and volunteers:
If you provide services in Alberta, contact firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to update 211 about any changes to your services.
Many Albertans want to know how they can help during a crisis. 211 Alberta partners with VolunteerConnector.org to help Albertans find opportunities to be of service in their communities. Those who want to volunteer can contact 211 to find out about available volunteer positions based on their skills, interests and how they want to help. 211 staff can also coach people on how to use the Volunteer Connector website on their own.