As wildfires are still burning in many areas of B.C., and thousands of people remain on evacuation order, the government’s focus will continue to be on fire suppression and emergency social services supports.
In the coming weeks, this focus will shift more fully from public safety to recovery.
To assist families and businesses in recovering from the damages caused by emergencies both this year and in future years, the Province is developing a recovery plan and working to deliver support as and where they are needed.
Business Recovery Programs Available in British Columbia
- The AgriRecovery program is helping BC Cattleman return to ranching.
Learn more about the other wildfire response programs supporting B.C. ranchers and farmers.
- The Province has committed funds to support the replacement of livestock fencing and Crown range infrastructure.
Learn more about the repair and replacement of livestock fencing.
- The 2017 Canada-British Columbia Wildfires Recovery Initiative will provide up to $20 million to assist agricultural producers with the extraordinary costs incurred to recover from the adverse effects of this year’s wildfires.
Learn more about the AgriRecovery disaster relief framework.
- The British Columbia Economic Development Association (BCEDA) hotline is available 1-877-422-3377 to support businesses impacted by wildfires.
It has been a rough year, and we want to help where we can. Call our Kelowna office at (250) 768-8750 or 1-800-265-1002 to review your tax plan and with any business or farm decisions to help get you back to work.