Fort McMurray Fire
The wildfires in Fort McMurray have displaced an entire community, giving rise to many legal questions and issues. The page includes frequently asked legal questions about various topics such as insurance, mortgage, employment and tenancy. The page also includes links to other resources and organizations and pro bono clinics in Alberta.
Frequently Asked Legal Questions
Podcasts/Audio of Frequently Asked Questions
If you are unable to view the FAQs you can listen to them here.
Helpful Links and Other Resources
If you were evacuated from Fort McMurray, information is available at the following links:
- Alberta Provincial Legal Clinics and Other Community Resources
- Lawyer Referral Organizations Across Canada
- Centre for Public Legal Education of Alberta
- Insurance Bureau of Canada
- Service Alberta
- Govt of Canada Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
- Canada Post - link to postal code info to forward your mail for free
- Alberta Health Services – Support for Albertans Affected by Wildfire
- Primary Care Network Wood Buffalo – Evacuee Health Care Resources
- National Fort McMurray Crisis Line – offered by Shepell 1.844.751.2133
- Wildfire Re-entry Plan and Infomation Booklet - Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
- Alberta Child Support Guidelines
- Alberta Addictions Help Line: 24 hours a day 1-866-332-2322
- Alberta Mental Health Help Line: 24 hours a day 1-877-303-2642
- Wood Buffalo Distress Line: 24 hours a day 1-780-743-4357
Visit the Department of Justice and Solicitor General webpage for information on court closures and other services in the Fort McMurray area impacted by the fire. Additional updates on the crisis are available on this Government of Alberta emergency information webpage.