Canada – British Columbia Wildfire Recovery Initiative

The 2018 Canada-British Columbia Wildfire Recovery Initiative will provide up to $5 million to assist agricultural producers with the extraordinary costs incurred to recover from the adverse effects of this year’s wildfires.

The initiative is cost-shared between the federal and provincial governments on a 60 – 40 percent ratio.  It is intended to help farmers and ranchers with the extraordinary expenses necessary for recovery, enabling farms and ranches to return to production as quickly as possible. 

Areas of assistance include:

  • Costs related to ensuring animal health and safety;
  • Feed, shelter and transportation costs;
  • Costs to re-establishment of tame perennial forage, damaged by the fires.

Farmers and Ranchers are encouraged to review 2018 Canada-British Columbia Wildfire Recovery Initiative for application details. Dedicated personnel are in place to assist producers with the application process, as well as verifying damages, losses and the arrangements for payments.

Canadian Agricultural Partnership, Government of British Columbia, Government of Canada