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British Columbia Economic Development Association and FortisBC have set up a Business Recovery Hotline which is operating, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m to 8 p.m, 1.877.4BC-EDRP (1.877.422.3377).
The Canadian Red Cross will be providing emergency assistance of $1,500 to each eligible small business, not-for-profit organization or First Nations cultural livelihood directly impacted by the British Columbia Fires through an application and validation process administered by Marsh Canada. This funding is made possible through the generous donation of the government of British Columbia to the Canadian Red Cross as a result of the 2017 BC Fires.
Who can apply
To receive funding, small businesses, not-for-profit organizations and First Nation people who support their community and its members through cultural livelihoods must meet the following basic requirements. Additional information will be required during the application process. Please follow this link for more information and to apply.
For more information on what to do if you have been affected by the wildfires, as well as information on how to better prepare yourself and your business please see here.
If you have any further questions, our business resource counsellors are always available to talk with you on these important issues, or any other concerns you may have.