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DREAI brings $5.5M to support BC communities impacted by wildfires and floods.

The mission of the Disaster Recovery and Economic Adjustment Initiative (DREAI) is to:

Help businesses and enterprising not-for-profits (organizations) that have been impacted by recent disasters and the continued transformation of the economic landscape in British Columbia.

Are you in one of the 17 Eligible Community Futures Regions within BC?

The Initiative provides the following Business supports free of charge. 

  • 10 hours working with a Consultant to grow your skills and your business.
  • 6 months of advice and problem solving conversations with like minded business owners. 
  • Up to $5,000 reimbursement for training that you arrange to grow or pivot your business. 
  • Unlimited access to valuable, professional workshops to help you and your team build and grow skills to success.

If your business is operating in an eligible region, login as a member and complete the Eligible Organization Application, once approved, your business will eligible for funding under the DREAI Sponsored Program.


Workshops  -  Business Specific Training  -  Consulting ServicesPeer Mentoring








Summary of Lytton Business Wildfire Impacts

Five months after beginning work with Lytton businesses, Community Futures Sun Country is releasing its report on the impacts to business of the June 30, 2021, wildfire that devastated Lytton.
November 29, 2021 Report




Disaster Support - Flooding-Landslides-Wildfires

Are you a small/medium sized business affected by any of the 2021 disasters and/or are you concerned about preparing for the challenges created by these events?

Community Futures created this website to provide resources, support, and direction to businesses who may be impacted by wildfires, floods, landslides or any other natural disaster; this information is updated regularly.  There is currently no funding secured for financial support of affected businesses however, there are resources available to assist with disaster mitigation and recovery.

Community Futures has a team of experts ready and available to speak with you regarding your unique challenges due to these unpredictable disasters.

Not sure where to start?  Connect with an advisor through our toll-free number today:


Export Navigator Can Help Your Business GROW

The Export Navigator Program offers free expert guidance to businesses on exporting.  Whether your business already exports at volume or you run a smaller enterprise that hasn't yet crossed borders, you will be put in touch with a helpful advisor who will demystify the export process.  Although the current climate has disrupted the flow of goods and services, we can help you diversify your market and strengthen your business.

The program is available to all B.C. businesses located outside of Greater Vancouver and Greater Victoria and offers specialized advisors for businesses owned by Indigenous Peoples, youth (under 30 years of age), and women.

Visit: or email: to find out more.





Open your business up to new audiences by creating your own business profile for free.

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If you have questions, contact:

Dylan Hrycyshen, Program Manager BC Marketplace




  B.C. Business COVID-19 Support Services
Connecting Small Businesses with the resources, and guidance necessary to navigate challenges from COVID-19






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Small Business Training


Community Futures Sun Country is a partner of Small Business BC and are pleased to be one of their delivery locations.

You can register directly online with Small Business BC or contact us for more information.

Invest in Your Business: Make Time for Education

Business theory is one thing. Applying it is another. Small Business BC teaches practical skills and knowledge you can use in the real world.

Choose from over 40 subject areas, from marketing to accounting to sales and more.  Many of their instructors are small business owners themselves, and all have real-life experiences to draw from.  Whether you need help branding your  business, hiring employees, managing operations or anything else, Small Business BC has a seminar to help.





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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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