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Business Recovery and Resiliency Coaching


Community Futures Sun Country 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.

Our goal is to provide you with practical tools, resources and strategies to help your business become more resilient and successful.

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.

Our Support Staff will work one on one with existing businesses to help stabilize and increase, as well as if required, identify and diversify revenues streams.  Their activities will be to advise and coach business owners to determine their specific needs and align their recovery efforts with programming, grants, subsidies and initiatives that are being offered by a myriad of providers from all levels of government and industry.  If assistance is required, to aid in the application process, the Support Staff can help or be a conduit to individuals who have sector/industry specific knowledge and expertise.

Many businesses are realizing that an objective, independent RBL can provide them with fresh new perspectives, improve their general business effectiveness and expand market reach.  Coaching encourages highly engaged business owners and entrepreneurs to bridge the gap to recovery, and gives leaders the opportunity to strengthen specific business, communication, leadership or managerial skills.  We're with you every step of the way, supporting you in your business' progression to greater success and growth.


Support Staff

Arnice Asquin Regional Business Liaison

Arnice Asquin

FIR Ambassador/ Regional Business Liaison

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Northern Development Initiative TrustEconomic Trust of the Southern Interior



Andre Kuerbis mycommunityfutures Program Ambassador Regional Business Liaison

Andre Kuerbis

mycommunityfutures Program Ambassador/ Regional Business Liaison

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 Northern Development Initiative Trust



Jan Morrison Business Analyst

Jan Morrison

Business Analyst

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Disaster/Emergency Preparedness Resources


Canadian Red Cross - Ready Rating : Ready Rating is a free, web-based emergency preparedness planning program that helps organizations become better prepared to respond effectively and recover quickly from disasters and other emergencies.

Destination BC - Emergency Preparedness : The Destination BC page for Emergency Resources for BC’s Tourism Industry.

Community Futures Disaster Business Support : Community Futures created this Disaster Support website to provide resources, support, and direction to businesses who may be impacted, or at risk of impact, by wildfires, floods and other natural disasters.

Small Business BC : Small Business BC have have gathered the currently available wildfire resources for small businesses and will continue adding to this document as further resources come online.

Government of BC - Emergency Management for Agriculture : Find out more about about planning for the event of emergencies on British Columbia farms. : Provides emergency updates. : Provides wildfire and fire ban information. : Road conditions and closure information. : Evacuation and emergency support services. : Provides weather alerts. : Emergency preparedness information.


Government of Canada
Pacific Economic Diversification Canada
Societe de developpement economique
Pour obtenir le service en français appeler 1-877-732-3534


Community Futures Sun Country recognizes and acknowledges with gratitude we are collectively gathered on the ancestral, traditional, and unceded territories of the Nlaka'pamux, Secwepemc, St’átl’imx, and Stó:lō Nations where we live, learn, collaborate and work together


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