Free PDF Guides & Workbooks
5 Things You Can Do to Prepare
Provided by Community Futures Central Kootenay, this list provides 5 things you can do now to prepare your business for disruption and/or evacuation during wildfire season.
Agriculture Emergency Preparedness Workbook
Creating an emergency plan is valuable not only to pre-think through all your options, but also to inform others on how to assist (family, neighbours, first responders etc.) and to demonstrate "due diligence" in managing farm risks. Agriculture Emergency Preparedness Workbook provided by Community Futures Central Interior First Nations.
BC Chambers' Regional Resiliency Guides
To address the regionally-specific needs of businesses, the BC Chamber of Commerce has launched seven tailor-made regional Resource Guides for Small Business Resiliency - one for each of the seven economic regions in British Columbia - to help you navigate recovery and build resilience in your community.
Business Continuity Workbook
This workbook is intended to help businesses think about what kind of risks they face and what steps can be taken to help address these risks before they happen. The goal is to help businesses create an extremely practice document which will be invaluable in an emergency situation, but also help to reduce their risk exposure beforehand. The workbook was developed by Community Futures Thompson Country and Colin O'Leary and Associates Ltd.
Coping Through a Natural Disaster
This guide is to assist you in maintaining good mental health while dealing with a natural disaster. With everything from preventative tips to advice on when to seek further help, this guide is a great reference for you or anyone in your family.
Crisis Communication Plan (Fillable)
A document designed to help you lay out when you will communicate, to whom and over which channels. This helps to streamline the communication process even if things have become chaotic.
A helpful guide on steps to take before, during and after an Evacuation Alert/Order to make the process as smooth as possible.
A helpful guide to what questions you should consider/discuss with your insurance provider when insuring your small business. This short guide was developed by CF Wildfire Support and Colin O'Leary and Associates Ltd.
PreparedBC: Guide for Small Businesses
This guide was developed by PreparedBC as a starting point to protect your business investment and the people you employ by ensuring your business is prepared. The guide focuses on the actions needed to return to your normal operations as soon as possible following any type of disaster, emergency, or business disruption.