is a 30+ page document of resources that is constantly being updated as new information and resources are released. All information is linked to it’s original source. Check back in on the document regularly for up-to-date, province-wide information regarding the flooding including:
EMBC Resources & Disaster Financial Assistance
Red Cross information
Social media group links
Insurance, repair & cleanup information
Updates from banks & utility providers
General business resources & assistance
Sector specific information
The British Columbia Economic Development Association is the province's leading organization with a mandate to work with communities to assist with their economic recovery after a disaster. One of the key components for economic recovery is having up-to-date contact information on local businesses. The following form asks for some basic information on your company. This information will only be used to determine the disaster's initial impact and follow up with those that request assistance. No information is shared publicly. However, we work with the Province of BC to help them determine supports so aggregate information may be shared.
After a disaster, the provincial government may declare the event eligible for Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA). Once declared, the DFA program may compensate applicants for essential uninsurable losses.
In 2012, working with the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and RestoreYourEconomy.org, the BC Economic Development Association (BCEDA) developed the Economic Disaster Resiliency and Recovery Program (EDRRP) to assist the community of Burns Lake, BC following the mill explosion. Since that time BCEDA has continued to work with IEDC, the Province of BC and others on expanding the resources available to communities.
Local Economic Recovery Committees
Managing Economic Recovery Centres
Economic Recovery Action Plans
Economic Recovery Communication
Local Economic Recovery Committee - First Meeting Agenda
Economic Recovery Manager - Duties and Responsibilities
Media Release - Opening of an Economic Recovery Centre
Economic Recovery Centre Intake Form
Economic Recovery Centre Daily Briefing
Economic Recovery Communication Strategy