Upcoming events

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 9:00am to Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 4:00pm
Making Resilience and Recovery the New Norm
Cost: FREE
A Community Futures event

A BC Wildfire Business Transition Workshop Presented by CF Nadina sponsored by Western Economic Diversification

Presenters:  Dale Wheeldon, President and CEO, BC Economic Development Association

                    Colleen Bond, Disaster Recovery Specialist


Community Future Nadina is extending an invitation to you and your organization to attend this very important workshop.

This workshop is designed for Economic Developers; Mayors; Chiefs; Council Members and other Elected Official; CAO’s and Senior Staff; Emergency Managers; Chambers of Commerce; Planners; Economic Development Committee Members and Other stakeholders that have a role in business and economic recovery.

We have all heard the stories of disasters impacting communities around the world.  The fact is the number of disasters happening is increasing and it is going to get worse.  Your community and its businesses can survive but it depends on your level of readiness.

Today, emergency planning means preparing for the potential impacts of disruption on the local and regional economy.  The majority of Local Emergency Plans do not account for the needs of the business community or the economy, before, during and following a disaster.  Preparing for disruption and planning for recovery can make a significant difference in offsetting detrimental side effects of an already unfortunate situation.  This workshop will help you prepare for the impacts that a disaster will have on the local economy. 

Participants will benefit from the hands-on experience of two of Canada’s most experienced Economic Development Professionals who launched Canada’s first Economic Recovery Program and have shared it across Canada and the US.  The speakers develop recovery plans for impacted communities and are leaders in assessing businesses affected by disasters.

You will learn during this full one-day workshop:

  • What is a disaster?
  • Emergency Planning vs Economic Resiliency and Recovery
  • Preparation activities
  • Post Disaster Actions and Planning
  • Business Retention and Expansion and Business Continuity (your role)
  • Disaster Case Studies
  • Workforce organizations


Please choose the location of your convenience. 

Burns Lake:  March 25th, 2019, 9AM to 4PM:  - Burns Lake Vineyard Fellowship, 457 W Highway 16

Houston:  March 27th, 2019, 9AM to 4 PM:  - Community Futures Nadina, 2430 Butler Ave, Unit A.

Smithers:  March 28th, 2019, 9AM to 4 PM: - Old Church Hall, 3704 First Avenue, Smithers, BC


SPACE IS LIMITED – lunch is provided

RSVP REQUIRED BY March 18th, 2019:  please specify the workshop location when reserving

                       Email:     nadina1@cfnadina.ca

                       Phone:    Ais Sheridan at 250.845.2522

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact CF Nadina.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 (All day) to Thursday, October 24, 2019 (All day)
2019 Regional Business Forum
A Community event

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Communities Served

Burns Lake, Granisle, Houston, Telkwa, Topley, Smithers


Community Futures Nadina
2430 Butler Avenue, Unit A
PO Box 236
Houston, BC
V0J 1Z0

T: 250.845.2522