Thank you to Jacqueline Cassel-Cramer for the idea and the Australian High Commission in Ottawa for this list of some of the main organisations supporting communities impacted by the fires. If you want to make a donation, please click on the link provided and contact these organisations directly:
Australian Red Cross
The Salvation Army
NSW Rural Fire Service
Country Fire Authority of Victoria
South Australian Country Fire Service
WIRES (injured animals)
Tax-deductable donations can NOW also be made through the Canadian Red Cross – https://www.redcross.ca/ or 1-800-418-1111 (donor relations office).