GCS Suspends Collection Activity in Alberta Due to Wildfire State of Emergency

May 7th, 2023 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: GCS is temporarily suspending all outbound calls and letter mailing to consumers in Alberta for all areas under the current state of emergency due to unprecedented wildfires.

This suspension will be effective immediately and will last until local states of emergency are lifted, or as otherwise advised by each local Government.

Affected areas currently include multiple jurisdictions: 

  • Big Lakes County
  • Brazeau County
  • Clear Hills County
  • Clearwater County
  • Drayton Valley
  • Town of Edson
  • MD of Fairview
  • Fox Creek
  • Gift Lake Metis Settlement
  • County of Grande Prairie
  • Town of High Prairie
  • Northern Sunrise County
  • East Prairie Metis Settlement
  • Saddle Hills County
  • Lac St. Anne County
  • Parkland County
  • Rainbow Lake
  • Yellowhead County
  • The Little Red River Cree Nation (Fox Lake) has declared a band council resolution
  • Whitefish Lake First Nation has declared a band council resolution

NOTE: this list may be expanded based on public safety alerts, and directives. 

If you have been affected or displaced by wildfires, you may qualify for additional relief under various GCS programs – contact your account manager for details at 1-877-588-4274, chat with a Live Agent now on this page, or use the Contact Us form on this site.

To donate to relief efforts, please visit redcross.ca