Recovery is the activities and programs designed to return conditions to a level that is acceptable to the entity following an emergency or other event. Recovery programs and activities assist victims and their families, restore entities to suitable economic growth and confidence, rebuild destroyed property, and reconstitute government operations and services. Recovery actions often exist long after the incident itself and can include activities designed to avoid damage from future incidents." (CSA Z1600 standards for Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs, 2008).
The following is a comprehensive list of resources to assist those returning to home including assessing drinking water safety, cleaning after a fire, mental health supports, and more:
- Re-entering your home after a wildfire
- Red Cross – Home Fires
- Wildfire recovery programs for individual, family, business, agriculture, First Nations
- Canadian Mental Health Association – Coping with a natural disaster