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WATCH: Highlights from the BC Wildfire Business Transition videos

October 7, 2019

Watch highlights from the series of videos produced for the BC Wildfire Business Transition Project.

The highlight reel provides clips from the four videos documenting the support and assistance that Community Futures BC has provided to businesses, Indigenous communities and not for profit organizations that were impacted by the 2017 wildfires in British Columbia, the worst in the province’s history.

The BC Wildfire Business Transition Project is a regional initiative between seven Community Futures organizations working together with Community Futures BC. The initiative started in October 2017 with an initial project investment of $340,000 from Northern Development Initiative Trust and the Cariboo Chilcotin Beetle Action Coalition to hire a team of Business Ambassadors in the regions served by Community Futures Cariboo Chilcotin, North Cariboo and Sun Country.

That initial investment helped leverage a total of $1.84 million from Western Economic Diversification, allowing Community Futures to extend the Business Ambassador program, develop targeted training programs, and expand the project to include Community Futures of the Central Interior First Nations, Nadina, 16-37 and parts of Thompson Country.

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