Resources for Individuals, Businesses, and Communities

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Live document - Resources for Flood Impacted Individuals & Businesses

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

  •  Tax relief

  •  General business resources & assistance

  •  Sector specific information

Impacted Businesses Portal 

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. 

Disaster Financial Assistance for Individuals, small businesses, farms, and charitable organizations.

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.

Emergency Response Protocol for Manufacturers in BC

Manufacturing employers have a responsibility to ensure the health and safety of our workforce under any circumstances, and must take the appropriate steps to properly safeguard against emergencies of any kind.

Resources for Communities

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.

Disaster Financial Assistance for Local Communities


Local Economic Recovery & Restart Toolkit 

Topics Include:

  • Local Economic Recovery Committees

  • Managing Economic Recovery Centres

  • Economic Recovery Action Plans

  • Economic Recovery Communication

  • Mental Health

Templates Include:

  • 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