2021 Fire and Floods Investigation Questionnaire

October 7, 2022

The Ombudsperson has begun an investigation into how the BC government supported people who were displaced from their homes because of wildfires, floods and landslides that happened between June and December 2021. The investigation will examine the fairness of two provincial programs: Emergency Support Services (ESS) and Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA). At the end of the investigation, the Ombudsperson may make recommendations to improve how ESS and DFA support people who are displaced from their homes in future weather events.

If you are interested in sharing your experiences, please complete this questionnaire. If you want to share your experiences without completing the questionnaire, please contact the investigation team by emailing systemics@bcombudsperson.ca or by calling toll-free 1-800-567-3247.