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Wildfire Recovery

In summer 2017, British Columbia experienced unprecedented wildfires. The Nuxalk Nation and CCRD had one significant wildfire in their region, the Precipice Fire, which resulted in an Evacuation Order for several properties. Businesses and residents were significantly impacted by the intermittent Highway 20 closures as well as advisories that went on BC Ferries and Pacific Coastal to restrict travel to the area.

Emergency Management BC has provided funding for a Wildfire Recovery Manager to assess the economic and social impacts of the fire, and to develop and begin early implementation of a recovery plan.

The Recovery Manager will collaborate with other Recovery Managers in neighbouring regions to collect, coordinate and connect recovery resources to the people and businesses who need them.  

If you need assistance, please call or email the Recovery Manager for information on available resources and supports.

Recovery Manager: Jessie MacDonald
Email: Recovery@ccrd-bc.ca
Phone: 1-250-267-8621 or 1-250-799-5291

BC Wildfire Impact Surveys

Please download, print, complete and return to the CCRD office (646 Cliff St., Bella Coola) by June 29, 2018

Small Business

If you own a business, located within the CCRD, and would like to share your story, we invite you to participate in the business impacts survey.
BC Wildfire Business Impact Survey for the Central CoastBC Wildfire Business Impact Survey for the Central Coast
BC Wildfire Business Impact Survey for the Central Coast

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Community Member

If you are a community member, whom resided within the CCRD during the wildfire season, and would like to share how the wildfires impacted your household, please participate in the community member impact survey.
BC Wildfire Community Member Impact Survey for the Central CoastBC Wildfire Community Member Impact Survey for the Central Coast
BC Wildfire Community Member Impact Survey for the Central Coast

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Recovery Resources


Social and Wellbeing Supports


Red Cross - Individual and Family Support for Self Recovery

Call 1-800-863-6582 to make an appointment for individual recovery resources and supports. Mondays to Saturdays 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. PT. Closed Sundays and statutory holidays.

Talk in Tough Times

If you´ve been having a hard time recovering from a last year´s wildfires, or have noticed signs that someone close to you may be struggling, call the Talk in Tough Times tele-health program at 1-877-427-4884 or visit their Facebook page.

Mental health and wellness services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:
 
    BC Crisis Line 1-888-353-2270
    1-800 (SUICIDE) (1-800-784-2433)
    310-6789 (310Mental Health Support)
    KUU-US Crisis Line 1-800-588-8717 Aboriginal crisis line
    Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868 Confidential support and online resources for children and teens


FireSmart and Preparedness Programs


FireSmart & Wildfire Prevention Programs

FireSmart is a national initiative to help property owners and communities understand the ways in which wildfire might threaten structures and property located in, and close to, forested and wildland areas, and the steps individuals and communities can take to reduce the susceptibility of buildings and property.  Click here for information on Wildfire prevention programs and FireSmart. Click here for a copy of the FireSmart Homeowner´s Manual.

PreparedBC

British Columbia's one-stop shop for disaster readiness information. Depending on the emergency, you and your family could be on your own for several days while first responders manage the aftermath. Sounds daunting, but it doesn't have to be. Our goal is to make emergency readiness easy. PreparedBC has everything you need to start getting prepared today. Information includes identifying hazards, preparing your family, home and business and provides various disaster planning guides and resources.

Red Cross - Community Partnerships Program

The Canadian Red Cross recognizes the importance of strengthening support structures that were in communities prior to a disaster, as well as supporting organizations that provided critical services in host communities. Across the many fire-affected areas, the recovery and rebuilding process will take years. Through the recovery process, the Community Partnerships Program (CPP) provides funding to support community driven efforts that promote individual and community recovery and resiliency.


Small Business, First Nations Cultural Livelihoods and Not-for-Profit Supports


Red Cross - Support to Small Businesses, Not-for-Profit Organizations and First Nations Cultural Livelihoods

Phase II of the Canadian Red Cross Support to Small Business / Cultural Livelihood Program, funded by the Government of B.C., will provide additional financial assistance for Small Businesses and First Nations Cultural Livelihoods impacted by the British Columbia 2017 fires. Application deadline extended from May 4, 2018 to May 31, 2018 (June 29, 2018 for central coast businesses).

Important Notice
: Businesses impacted by the 2017 wildfires that operate in the communities of Ocean Falls, Denny Island, Bella Bella, and Oweekeno Village are now eligible for Canadian Red Cross Support for Small Businesses. Deadline for support has been extended to June 29, 2018 for central coast businesses.

Community Futures Cariboo Chilcotin

The Community Futures Wildfire Recovery Support Program offers hands on support to businesses in the region who have been affected by the wildfires with referrals to supporting agencies and personal administrative help. Contact Community Futures to speak with a Business Ambassador about the available grants for your business such as Red Cross Phase II, Agricultural Supports, Health and Wellness Programming and other financial opportunities.

Communtiy Futures Wildfire Business Transition Project offers funding for training available for businesses and not-for-profits impacted by the 2017 wildfire season. Eligible businesses and not-for-profits will be able to access a maximum of $10,000 in training support - up to $5,000 per owner/manager for business coaching or other selfidentified training program, and up to $2,500 per employee.
For more information visit their Website or call 1-250-392-3626.

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association

Offering tourism operators support to develop emergency preparedness and business continuity plans and provide emergency preparedness training, which will help make the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast become a more resilient destination. Visit their Website or call 1-800-663-5885
 
AGRI-Recovery - Recovery assistance for agriculture producers impacted by wildfires
1-888-332-3352
Canada - BC Wildfire Recovery Application Deadline Reminder.pdf

Northern Development Initiative Trust - The Competitiveness Consulting Rebate may help you to get your business back on track
250-561-2525

Additional recovery resources and supports will be added as they become available.


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