Wildfire Support

Thanks to a partnership between Northern Development Initiative Trust, Community Futures Development Corporation and the Cariboo-Chilcotin Beetle Action Coalition, an Emergency Response Coordinator and Business Ambassadors are available to help businesses and non-profit organizations impacted by the 2017 wildfires with recovery efforts.

As a result of one of the worst wildfire seasons in provincial history, many businesses in the Cariboo-Chilcotin and Thompson-Nicola regions are struggling to recover, reopen and reconnect with customers.

While many programs and services already exist or have been established to assist with wildfire recovery efforts, accessing these resources can be a daunting and time consuming task for business owners who are busy managing their day-to-day operations.

For wildfire recovery support contact:

Sue Lachance, Wildfire Recovery Support Program Coordinator
250-392-3626 |  sue@cfdccariboo.com


Competitiveness Consulting Rebate – Wildfire Recovery Stream

Northern Development’s Competitiveness Consulting Rebate program has been expanded to offer further resources to 2017 wildfire impacted businesses. The program provides a rebate to small and medium-sized businesses to help cover the cost of hiring a consulting that assist with business recovery efforts. Only businesses located in the region below are eligible to apply.

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Funding terms

A rebate of up to 75% to a maximum of $15,000 can be recovered for the cost of hiring outsources consulting services for projects such as (but not limited to):

  • Marketing
  • Cash flow and financial management systems
  • Human resource strategies
  • Process improvement
  • Business coaching
  • Inventory management

For more information, please contact:

Renata King

Renata King, Director of Business Development
250-561-2525  |  renata@northerndevelopment.bc.ca

Felicia Magee, Business Development Coordinator
250-561-2525  |  felicia@northerndevelopment.bc.ca