SERT was created to support businesses, sole proprietors and non-profits in the Shuswap impacted by the Bush Creek East wildfire. A partnership between the Shuswap Economic Development Society, Shuswap Community Foundation, Community Futures Shuswap, the North Shuswap Chamber of Commerce, Tourism Shuswap, the South Shuswap Chamber of Commerce, Salmon Arm Economic Development, Sicamous Economic Development and North Shuswap Disaster Relief Society, the taskforce offers opportunities for funding, education and other economic recovery resources. The task force is made up of local business and community leaders from throughout the Shuswap and is comprised of 5 Subcommittees:
Environment, Grants, Donations and Giving, Tourism and Hospitality, Business and Supply Chain, and Communications.
The Shuswap Emergency Program is the regional organization for the Shuswap that works to ensure residents are prepared, safe and informed in cases of floods, wildfire, extreme weather and more. It serves the citizens of the City of Salmon Arm, District of Sicamous and CSRD Electoral Areas C, D, E, F and G.
Please visit the SEP Emergency Dashboard for current information, alerts and orders for the Shuswap Region.
Register for emergency alerts at:
Additional Emergency Links to Monitor and Contacts:
Emergency Operations Centre:
For those looking to donate supplies, please call the Shuswap Emergency Program to coordinate arrangements at 250-833-3396
Helpful guides and links
Prepare your business
Prepared BC: Guide for Small Business
Prepared BC: Emergency Plan for Small Business
BCEDA’s Resources for Wildfire Impacted Individuals & Businesses 2023
Destination BC’s Emergency Resources for BC Tourism Businesses
Prepare Your Agriculture Operation for Wildfire
Food Safety and Reopening Your Business After a Wildfire