Find help here. Emergency evacuation information for Indigenous Peoples

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Be prepared and take action

  1. Make an emergency kit with at least 72 hours' worth of supplies: medications, IDs and essential items.
  2. Tune in – radio, television or local social media – for weather warnings, advisories or information about evacuation plans.
  3. When evacuation is necessary, be prepared to leave immediately.
  4. Follow the routes specified by officials. Don't take shortcuts. They could lead you to a blocked or dangerous area.

Support for evacuees

Status Cards: Lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed

To request a Temporary Confirmation of Registration Document (TCRD) visit any regional office or call 1-800-567-9604. It can be mailed to you within 2 to 7 days.

Non-insured Health Benefits (NIHB) can help you refill or replace items such as prescription medication, medical equipment and supplies that were covered under NIHB. To learn more, find contacts for all regions and benefits on Indigenous Services Canada's website.

Support for First Nations and Inuit Children

Jordan's Principle and Inuit Child First Initiative ensure that First Nations and Inuit children have access to the products, services and support they need. For more information, go online or call 1-855-572-4453 available 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Hope for Wellness Hotline

Experienced and culturally competent counsellors provide mental health support to all Indigenous Peoples across Canada by phone at 1-855-242-3310 and online chat ( available 24 hours, 7 days a week.


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