Information for Ft. McMurray Evacuees

Information for Ft. McMurray Evacuees

If you have come to Hinton after evacuating Ft. McMurray and are in need of assistance, please visit the Town of Hinton Reception Centre located at the Guild, 821 Switzer Drive. The Reception Centre is open from 8 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday and can be reached by phone at 780-865-6036.

If you arrive to town after hours, the Hinton Victim Support Services Unit can be reached 24 hours a day at 780-223-4608. Additional assistance with accessing provincial funds is provided by Alberta Works at 780-865-8273. 

Have you registered with the Red Cross? Registering with the Red Cross is necessary to receive funds and support. Registration information can be found here  

Updates on the situation in Ft. McMurray, as well as provincial online resources and information can be found here.


The Town of Hinton is committed to assisting evacuees from Ft. McMurray during this difficult time. To continue to manage and organize the requests we are receiving, the Town will be utilizing systems and structures developed as part of our Emergency Operations Centre (EOC). The processes and resources from our EOC will ensure efficient and effective support to those who need it. 

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