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Nova Scotia Wildfire Emergency Housing

Bringing together those evacuated with those looking to help

Want to help?

Do you find yourself wondering how you can help those who have been impacted by the wildfires? You can become a host to those who have been forced to evacuate their homes.

Have you been forced to evacuate?

If you are one of the 16,000 Nova Scotians who have been forced from your home due to the wildfires, sign up to be housed by one of our generous hosts.

Frequently asked questions

  • Will there be a charge for rent?

    The intent of this initiative is to support those affected by the wildfire, which means we suggest offering housing with little to no rent.

    That being said, if you were wanted to charge as a host, you are capable of that.If renters are able to pay rent, or have insurance coverage for the rent, Happipad is able to generate receipts and process rent payment for 5% fee.

  • Will my insurance cover housing costs?

    Some insurance policies will pay the cost of housing during this time. However, it is dependent on the policy, so you need to check with your provider.

  • Why use this service?

    This service is provided to help make it easier to find, and match, with the best emergency housing options. The service will also generate a rental agreement automatically to help protect both parties.

  • Who is Happipad?

    Happipad is a Canadian not for profit that operates home sharing programs across Canada, you can learn more at

  • Does the emergency program give all the benefits of typical Happipad services?

    At this time, Happipad is strictly providing the emergency housing program to those in Nova Scotia. As this is an emergency program, it does not feature the full service that Happipad typically provides.

Get the support you need

The wildfires in Nova Scotia have not only cost thousands of people to evacuate their homes, it costs them everything. If you are one of those people, we are here to help you connect to your neighbours and community members to help support you.

And if you are looking to help in any way you can, please sign up to host those who have been forced from their homes in this difficult time.