Wildfire Business Transition Project News

This page contains all the latest news and resources related to the Wildfire Business Transition Project.





November 13, 2019



Mission, BC: It's well known that July 2017 marked the start of one of the worst wildfire seasons in BC's history, destroying more than 1.2 million hectares of land and leading to the declaration of a province-wide state of emergency that lasted a record-breaking 10 weeks.  Read More


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Wildfire Business Transition Project results shared with industry leaders

November 14, 2019

Community Futures had an opportunity to share the results of its Wildfire Business Transition Project with government officials and emergency management practitioners at an industry-wide conference in Vancouver recently.

The BC Wildfire Business Transition Project, which is wrapping up at the end of December, was selected... READ MORE

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... READ MORE

New video documents Community Futures work on behalf of Indigenous communities impacted by the 2017 wildfires

Archie Williams, Bonaparte rancher and BC Cowboy Hall of Fame rodeo champion, was among those who were hard hit by the wildfires. 

July 24, 2019

Community Futures British Columbia is pleased to announce the release of the fourth in a series of videos documenting the... READ MORE

Upcoming webinar explores disaster recovery marketing messages

On Thursday, June 6th, the Province of BC will be hosting a webinar aimed at communities recovering from the impact of wildfires and other natural disasters.

The webinar, “What to Say to Foster Visitation: Post-Wildfire Marketing Messages and Strategies,” will discuss the best messages to use when marketing your community after a wildfire or other natural disaster.

Panelists include Deb Arnott, general manager of Community Futures... READ MORE

Business Continuity Workbook now available online

April 25, 2019

Community Futures British Columbia has made available a new tool as part of its Small Business Toolkit that will help small business owners prepare an emergency response and business continuity plan.

The Business Continuity Workbook was developed by Community Futures Thompson Country in response to the devastating wildfires in 2017, and is now available online to all Community Futures organizations in BC as a fillable PDF document.


New video series documents Community Futures’ support for businesses impacted by the 2017 wildfires

February 12, 2019

Community Futures British Columbia is pleased to launch the first three videos in a series documenting the support and assistance that Community Futures 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 Wildfire Business Transition Project is a regional initiative between five Community Futures organizations working together with... READ MORE

Funding for the Wildfire Business Transition Project extended for another year

January 30, 2019

Community Futures British Columbia is pleased to announce that support for businesses that were impacted by the 2017 wildfires in British Columbia has been extended for another year, thanks to additional funding of $540,000 from Western Economic Diversification.

The Wildfire Business Transition Project has been... READ MORE

Consulting rebate program expanded to include more businesses

All-West Crane in Quesnel increased its revenue with help from the rebate program.

October 1, 2018

ASHCROFT, QUESNEL, and WILLIAMS LAKE, BC – Thanks to a partnership between Community Futures and Northern Development Initiative Trust, small and medium sized businesses in the Cariboo-... READ MORE


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