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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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

Reboot your business with social media

Looking for a cost-effective way to grow your business and increase sales?

June 7, 2018

Community Futures Cariboo-Chilcotin, North Cariboo and Sun Country are sponsoring a series of free workshops on social media marketing for businesses and not-for-profit organizations starting on Monday, June 18th. The workshops are part of the... READ MORE

Workshop participants learn how to improve the financial health of their businesses

June 1, 2018

Williams Lake, BC -- Once you understand your financial statements you can use them to better understand – and improve – your business.

That was the message delivered during a series of workshops in 100 Mile House and Williams Lake this past week. The workshops were organized by Community Futures Cariboo-Chilcotin as part of the... READ MORE

Community Futures Thompson Country hires wildfire transition team

May 7, 2018

Community Futures Thompson Country has recruited Colin O’Leary, former wildfire recovery manager for the Thompson-Nicola Regional District, as part of the Wildfire Transition Project. Colin will focus on business continuity and emergency preparedness planning.

Colin was engaged by the Regional District to assess the impact on businesses of last... READ MORE

Successful workshops held in Williams Lake

April 30, 2018

Community Futures Cariboo Chilcotin hosted two workshops on Human Resources and Personal Development.

Facilitated by John Singleton, the workshops focused on stress and time management. Participants explored what causes stress, how it impacts their lives, and methods for controlling their reaction to stressful situations. The group also learned how to make simple adjustments in their workdays to manage their time more effectively. Thirty-five people attended the... READ MORE

Agriculture takes centre stage at workshops in Lytton

April 30, 2018

Community Futures Central Interior First Nations held a successful two-day workshop in Lytton on April 24th and 25th, featuring several speakers and presentations related to agriculture. The workshop was organized in partnership with Paula Cranmer-Underhill, Executive Director for the Rosie Skuki Weaving Centre, Lytton First Nation.


Support available for rural businesses impacted by the 2017 wildfires

April 9, 2018

Rural small businesses that have been impacted by the 2017 wildfires in British Columbia can access help in the recovery process from their local Community Futures office. Five Community Futures offices in the areas affected by the wildfires – Community Futures Cariboo Chilcotin, Central Interior First Nations, North Cariboo, Sun... READ MORE


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