2023 NWT Emergency Response

Wildfires have impacted Southern NWT and caused evacuations in Hay River and Kátł’odeeche First Nation. The United Way NWT has mobilized and launched a fundraising campaign to support those impacted by the wildfires and help them respond to the damage they’ve experienced.

You Can Help!

Please donate to this cause through our Canada Helps page.

For businesses, unions, and public organizations looking to donate or support United Way NWT’s efforts, please contact our Emergency Response Coordinator at 867-675-2643.

Does UWNWT take an administrative fee when collecting donations?

It does cost UWNWT money to manage our emergency response. However, 100% of donations raised will go towards supporting evacuees.

When you are donating money to a charity, the charity has an obligation to notify you of how the funds will be used. If we use your donations to cover an administrative cost, we will always clearly indicate that on any donation portal or page. In this case, we have not indicated this. 100% of your donations will go towards helping organizations serving evacuees.

Funds used to cover our current administrative costs are coming out of our existing budget. If these costs become too high for our existing budget, we will be contacting our partners to help support this cost. Publicly collected donations will not be used.

NOTE: The CanadaHelps donation portal does charge an administrative fee per donation that we cannot control. CanadaHelps keeps this administrative fee. If you would like to make a donation through other means to avoid this fee, please contact us at support@nwt.unitedway.ca.

Access Help

United Way NWT does not provide direct aid to individuals. We urge individuals to contact community organizations or resources.

If you are a community or charitable organization seeking funds to support your wildfire response efforts, please get in touch with us as soon as possible. You can contact our Emergency Response Coordinator at support@nwt.unitedway.ca or at 867-675-2643.

If you are a registered charity or qualified donee, your organization can apply to access a rapid micro-grant of $2,500 to cover costs associated with providing programming or services that support Hay River and KFN evacuees. Please call us at 867-675-2643 or fill out the application below.

NWT Updates

To see updates from the Government of the Northwest Territories, you can visit their NWT Alert website here.