CUPE National Disaster Relief Fund – Wildfires in Northern AlbertaCUPE is sending solidarity and support to our members and communities under threat from wildfires in Alberta, British Columbia, and Manitoba.

Evacuation orders have already been issued for Fort McMurray, Alberta, Fort Nelson, BC, and Cranberry Portage, Manitoba, and evacuation alerts have been issued elsewhere.

After an unprecedented fire season in 2023, people in northern communities are facing the prospect of another difficult summer. It’s clear that governments must do more to protect communities from the threat of wildfires.

It should also go without saying that our governments need to do much more to adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change.

We thank all of the first responders and community volunteers who are pulling together to keep our communities safe during this crisis.