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Support for businesses impacted by 2018 wildfires.

Small businesses affected by the 2018 Northern BC wildfires can now access financial assistance from Community Futures 16/37.

Some businesses lost staff due to the evacuations, and had to hire and train new employees. One year later, others are rethinking their businesses and may need new skills in order to adjust to changing markets or take advantage of new opportunities.

The Wildfire Business Transition Program provides financial support to accompany the increased training needs of businesses and not-for-profits affected by the 2018 wildfire season.

Assistance provided includes:

  • Financial grants for training programs
  • Outreach and advisory services
  • Access to financing
  • Succession planning

Eligible Communities:

  • Telegraph Creek
  • Glenora
  • Dease Lake
  • Iskut
  • Bell II
  • Tatogga
  • Eddontenajon

Eligible organizations can apply for up to a maximum of $3,000 in training support. To read the terms and conditions of progam funding, click here.

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Emergency Planning for Businesses

Community Futures British Columbia has developed a new tool to help businesses prepare for the worst. A well-designed Emergency Plan will ensure that your business will be set up to take on unexpected challenges that arise from natural disasters or external risk factors. Not only will you be prepared in the event of an emergency, but this plan will be invaluable in reducing your risk exposure beforehand.

Download the workbook now.

Make an appointment by emailing info@1637.ca or by calling 250-635-5449 during business hours of Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (Closed for lunch)

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