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Emergency Preparedness Week in British Columbia

Emergencies happen. Depending on where you’re based in our province, there are several dangers you could be exposed to at any time. This is why it’s so important to be prepared.

This week marks Emergency Preparedness Week across Canada. This annual event presents an opportunity to encourage Canadians to take tangible action to better prepare themselves, their workplace, and their families during an emergency.

According to a survey conducted by Ipsos, 46 per cent of British Columbians haven’t yet made an emergency preparedness plan. Creating one isn’t a massive task, especially when you’ve got resources to assist. Below, we’ve gathered our emergency preparedness resources in one handy place:

Disaster Preparedness Webinar

In 2018, Small Business BC hosted a two-part seminar series focused on how to disaster proof your business. Attendees were given instruction on how to build a preparedness plan, how to communicate with staff and customers during a disaster, alongside a primer on disaster insurance. Click the link above to sign up and receive access to a webinar recording of the sessions.

Disaster Proofing Your Business – Forms and Templates

Looking to put together a disaster preparedness plan? Click the link above to find the forms and templates you need to create a clear and easy to follow plan.

10 Tips for Disaster Proofing Your Business

As a small business owner, you’ve likely invested time, effort and finances into getting your enterprise off the ground. Minimize the disruption to your business both during and after a major disaster by adopting the following 10 tips for disaster proofing your business.

BC Wildfire Resources for Small Business

As a response to the wildfire season of 2017, we gathered all the resources available to help affected businesses. Though some of the programs have since shuttered, this article is worth bookmarking for future reference in the event of another busy wildfire season.

What to do in the Event of an Earthquake

British Columbia is located along the Pacific Ring of Fire, one of the most seismically active parts of the world. Earthquakes are a fact of life here and ensuring you know what to do could prove the difference between life and death. In this article, we list the ways you can keep yourself safe in the event of a seismic event.