Wildfire Business Transition Project News

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

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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.

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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

Board Governance workshops

August 2, 2018

One of the challenges facing the non-profit sector is that many boards and board members don't have a strong understanding of their roles and responsibilities.

A highly effective and engaged board has clarity around roles and responsibilities, and aligns their work and performance with organizational values and vision.

This workshop focuses on board members’ key responsibilities and moves boards out of day-to-day operations and into managing the “big... READ MORE

Funding for training announced for businesses impacted by the 2017 wildfires

June 15, 2018

Businesses and not-for-profit organizations impacted by last summer’s wildfires in B.C.’s Interior will be able to access up to $10,000 in financial support for training through a new program established by four Community Futures groups in the Cariboo-Chilcotin, North Cariboo, Sun Country and Thompson Country regions, thanks to... READ MORE

Norman Retasket, Artist

June 13, 2018

The following story was submitted by Wildfire Outreach Worker Flora Joe on behalf of the Wildfire Business Transition Project Team at Community Futures of Central Interior First Nations. They were thrilled when they recently learned that Norman had received Red Cross funding.

Norman Retasket, Artist

Norman is... READ MORE

The Wildfire Business Transition Story, Part 1: Accessing resources

June 13, 2018

For residents of the British Columbia Interior, wildfires are a regular occurrence. But when Deb Arnott and Karen Eden were evacuated from their homes last July, they knew that this time was different. They were right.

On July 6, a two-hectare wildfire had started west of 100 Mile House, marking the beginning of the record breaking 2017... READ MORE

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