Business Continuity Resources
Emergency Preparedness: Be Proactive, Stay Informed, and Take Action
In an effort to keep the public and business community informed on the economy of the region The Regional District of Central Okanagan’s Economic Development Commission has compiled the below resource links. We know that our local businesses and community members are working to stay updated to make informed decisions that are best for their customers, employees, communities and businesses.
Central Okanagan Emergency Operations is the region's primary resource related to an emergency event. You will find the latest updates, an interactive map, preparedness resources, as well as a number of additional resources specific to a number of potential emergency situations. To stay informed, we encourage Central Okanagan residents to sign up for email updates to receive notification from the Emergency Program E-Subscribe to EOC Email Updates.
Business Continuity Planning Resources
Developing contingency plans to respond to emergencies is one way to protect your business cash flows, workforce, and service delivery.
Preparing for the unexpected is a best practice for business operational continuity.
Business Continuity Resources & Guides:
- Checklist to create a business continuity plan
- Destination BC - Emergency Resources
- Accelerate Okanagan Advisory Access - emergency preparedness & general business coaching
- Communicable disease prevention: A guide for employers | WorkSafeBC
- Emergency Preparedness — Directory — Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) (totabc.org)
- Provincial level emergency management - Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)
- Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan - Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)
- Cybersecure Canada: https://ised-isde.canada.ca/site/cybersecure-canada/en
- Province of BC Information Security Policy & Guidelines
- Ministry of Citizen's Services Information Security Guidelines for Aging Systems
- Ministry of Citizen's Services Information Security Guidebook for Small and Medium Businesses
Natural Disaster Preparedness Resources:
- BC Wildfire Service (wildfire prevention & active fire information)
- Flooding Preparedness
- Landslide Safety
- Home Peparedness Checklist for Power Outage: PreparedBC
- Prepare for Power Outgages - BC Hydro
- Interior Health Emergency Preparedness
COVID-19 Specific Resources:
- Kelowna Tourism Industry COVID-19 Information (tourismkelowna.com)
- Canada’s COVID 19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses
- COVID19 Business Resources - British Columbia Economic Development Association (bceda.ca)
- COVID-19: Operations management and planning | BDC.ca
- B.C. Business COVID-19 Support Service (in partnership with Small Business BC (SBBC))
- COVID-19: Financial support for people, businesses and organizations - Canada.ca
General Emergency Preparedness Resources
- Prepared BC emergency guides and resources - Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)
- EmergencyInfoBC | Your source for emergency response and recovery information (gov.bc.ca)
- Provincial Emergency Preparedness Website
- Federal Emergency Preparedness Website
- Evacuee Registration & Assistance (ERA)
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