Local Economic Recovery & Restart Toolkit

The British Columbia Economic Development Association (BCEDA) is pleased to announce the launch of our newest manual as part of the Economic Disaster Recovery and Resiliency Program.  The Local Economic Recovery and Restart Toolkit provides a collection of resources developed to assist local councils, organizations and individuals involved in community economic recovery following an emergency such as the COVID-19 pandemic, wildfires and floods.   

As noticed during COVID-19, disasters can fundamentally change the social and economic makeup of impacted communities. The better a community can recognize these impacts, the better they are positioned to take actions that will spur a more rapid economic recovery.  This manual is designed to help local and indigenous governments be better prepared for when the next disaster strikes and help complement current efforts to overcome the economic impacts of COVID-19.

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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