Business Recovery and Resiliency
Community Futures Nicola Valley recognizes the importance of small to medium sized business in our regional economy. This past year has been a challenge; our Business Recovery and Resiliency Program's purpose is to assist rural businesses and organizations to gain traction and recover post disaster.
Despite its rewards, running a business can be hard at the best of times. Recovering from a disaster introduces additional challenges and complexities that businesses aren't expecting or prepared for. While the road to recovery is being paved with numerous programs, grants, subsidies, and initiatives, and supportive services, many businesses either don't have the time or expertise to figure it all out and develop their own plan to recovery.
The Disaster Recovery & Economic Adjustment Initiative (DREAI) ~ The DREAI program provides funding and resources to businesses and not-for-profits affected in eligible regions who have been affected by disasters and economic downturns. The Disaster Recovery and Economic Adjustment Initiative delivers relief funding and resources to businesses in eligible regions, through our Taking Care of Business Platform. All you need to do is create an account, and fill out a couple of quick, easy eligibility applications. From there, we can help you access free business workshops, peer mentoring, professional business coaching and consulting, and even get reimbursed for business-specific training for you and your employees. These strategies and sessions are all tailored to rural business needs, to help you stay profitable and sustainable. Get expert business advice, and connect with other small business owners facing the same challenges as you. We’re here for you every step of the way.
In September 2022 Pacific Economic Development Canada (PacifiCan) announced relief funding for businesses and select not-for-profits located in eligible communities, available through Community Futures. Taking Care of Business is how Community Futures distributes funding and resources.
Find out more here DISASTER RELIEF & RECOVERY (DREAI)