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General Financial Assistance Program : Assistance for victims of October 29 and 30 heavy rains and violent winds
November 28, 2017

Following the heavy rains and violent winds that occurred on October 29 and 30, 2017, in the municipality of La Pêche, the Ministry of Public Security has implemented on November 2 the General Financial Assistance Program regarding Actual or Imminent Disasters. The purpose of this program is to provide financial assistance for disaster victims (individuals and businesses, among others) that incurred damages.

General information

Ministry of Public Security November 3 Press Release (in French)

General Financial Assistance Program

Leaflet for citizens (in French)

Leaflet for businesses (in French)

Submitting a claim

To avail themselves of the Program, the disaster victims of the Municipality of La Pêche have until February 2, 2018 to submit their claim to the Direction du rétablissement of the Ministry of Public Security.

The claim must be submitted on the relevant form. (Please note that the form can not be filled online and must be printed and filled manually).

Where is the form available?

The form can be downloaded on the Ministry's website :

Claim form and Claim guide for individuals

Claim form for businesses (in French)

Where does the form have to be sent?

The form has to be sent to the Ministry of Public Security by regular mail, by fax or by e-mail:

By regular mail:

Ministry of Public Security
Direction du rétablissement
455, rue du Marais, bureau 100
Québec (Québec)  G!M 3A2

By fax (toll-free number): 1 866 643-AIDE (2433)

By e-mail: aide.financiere@msp.gouv.qc.ca

For more information, please contact the Financial Assistance to Disaster Victims service of the Ministry of Public Security at the following number :

Toll-free number : 1888 643-AIDE (2433)

You can also check the Financial Assistance to Citizens as Disaster Victims Page of the Ministry of Public Security. The sidebar has a menu option labeled Citizens which offers the following sub-menu items : Reimbursed Expenses, Steps for Financial Assistance and Processing the Application.