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Canadian Red Cross Community Partnerships 

Through Community Partnerships, the Canadian Red Cross funds a range of initiatives identified and implemented by community groups, municipalities, registered charities and other organizations, to support the relief and recovery of those affected by disasters. 

The Canadian Red Cross is currently implementing Community Partnerships as part of the emergency responses below. Follow the links below for more information about each response. 


British Columbia Fires 2017
The Canadian Red Cross recognizes the importance of strengthening existing support structures that were in community prior to the event and organizations providing critical services in host communities. Through Community Partnerships for the British Columbia Fires, the Red Cross is supporting the mobilization of resources to support critical emergency relief and recovery activities of partnering organizations.

Please note that we are prioritizing applications that support Emergency Relief at this time.
Alberta Wildfires 2016
Through Community Partnerships in Alberta, the Red Cross is continuing to support community driven efforts that promote individual and community recovery with a focus on long term resiliency. As the recovery process continues, the Canadian Red Cross is now focusing our partnerships support on community-led projects that make strategic and sustainable contributions to longer-term recovery and resilience-building in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

The new Expression of Interest stage gives applicants the opportunity to provide a focused snapshot of their proposed project, allowing for feedback from the Community Partnerships team prior to submitting a full application. The deadline for the current call for Expressions of Interest is October 15, 2017.
To Apply
How do I start?
If you are interested in submitting an application for either program, please sign in or register for the site on the right-hand side of the page. Please note that all applications must be submitted online

Once registered, you will be asked to complete an Organization Eligibility form to establish in principle if your organization is eligible for a partnership with the Canadian Red Cross. Once you complete this form, the system will return you to the homepage. Click the green “View Partnership Programs” button to begin a new application or Expression of Interest.

The system will direct you to the form based on your answers in the Organization Eligibility form. Please check that you are using the appropriate form for British Columbia Fires or for Alberta Wildfires, as the programs are separate and only applications submitted to the appropriate program can be considered. At the beginning of the form you will also be asked to answer some questions to determine if your project is eligible in principle.
 
Why don’t I see an option to begin a new application?
Please ensure that you have completed the Organization Eligibility Form, and that a box is ticked on the first page of the form for either the 2017 British Columbia Fires or the 2016 Alberta Wildfires. Then save and return to your homepage. Click the green ‘View Partnership Programs’ button to see your options to create a new application or Expression of Interest form. 

Can more than one person in my organization register? 
More than one person can register per organization, but each application must be associated with a "lead" applicant. Once registered, that "lead" applicant can provide others with access to the application through the system.
 
Questions?
If you have any other questions, or if you are unsure if your organization or proposed project are eligible, please contact us:

British Columbia Fires 2017: BCCommunityPartners@redcross.ca
Alberta Wiildfires 2016: ABCommunityPartners@redcross.ca