Wildfire Evacuee Update

On June 30, 2021, Emergency Management British Columbia (EMBC) requested that Chilliwack open up a reception centre. We opened Chilliwack Secondary School (46363 Yale Rd), which is open from 8:30am to 4:30pm daily. These hours are subject to change as this dynamic incident continues to unfold.

The Chilliwack reception centre provides services under the Emergency Social Services program, which is administered by the provincial government. We are in close contact with EMBC in order to ensure we accurately follow their direction, guidelines and policies. If an evacuee has concerns or questions about the referrals they have received, please return to the centre at Chilliwack Secondary School and our volunteers will be happy to help.

Hours of Operation

Daily from 8:30am to 4:30pm (subject to change)

Information for Evacuees

Evacuees needing additional information, including the closest reception centre location, can call 1-800-585-9559, or visit Thompson-Nicola Regional District’s website.

The Red Cross has a family reunification support program. Evacuees trying to reconnect with families can call 1-800-863-6582.

Chilliwack’s reception centre for evacuees is at Chilliwack Secondary School (46363 Yale Road - map).

Please bring photo ID, proof of primary residence and documentation (yellow paperwork copies) from any other evacuation centres.

Please bring members of your family to the reception centre listed on the referrals. If that is not possible, please bring ID that shows your fixed address for as many members of your family as possible.

You can reach the Chilliwack reception centre at 604-316-4967 during open hours.


Visit this link for information about donations. 

We are not accepting donations of any kind at the reception centres.


If members of the Chilliwack community have lodging/accommodations to share with evacuees, please visit Chilliwack Secondary School (46363 Yale Rd) in person to register for a billeting opportunity.

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