Vavenby Mill Closure Supports

Up to $7,500 in Supports

Taking Care of Business is intended to help businesses and enterprising Not-For-Profits that have been impacted by the permanent mill closure in Vavenby, BC with up to $7,500 in reimbursement for specialized training, coaching and/or consulting services.

  • 100% reimbursement for self-identified training that leads to ongoing sustainability of the business. Training that has started, been paid for, and completed between April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021 is eligible.
  • Training funding may be used (either wholly or in part) to work with Business Coaches and Consultants.
  • Organizations with significant impacts (ie: forestry supply chain) can apply for additional funding.

Eligible Businesses

The program is available to businesses and enterprising Not-For-Profits operating in the Community Futures Thompson Country service area:

  • Barriere
  • Black Pines
  • Blue River
  • Chase
  • Chinook Cove
  • Chu Chua
  • Clearwater
  • Darfield
  • Heffley Creek
  • Kamloops
  • Little Fort
  • Louis Creek
  • Mclure
  • McMurphy
  • Monte Creek
  • Monte Lake
  • Paul Lake
  • Pinantan Lake
  • Pritchard
  • Squilax
  • Sun Peaks
  • Turtle Valley
  • Vavenby
  • Vinsula
  • Wells Grey
  • Westworld

Although all businesses and enterprising Not-For-Profits affected by mill closure are eligible, the program is intended to prioritize those businesses most-impacted – i.e. supply-chain businesses.

Get Started


STEP 2 – Demonstrate that you are a business or an enterprising Not-For-Profit – application will be emailed once you have signed up.

STEP 3 – Apply to get reimbursed, access online workshops, request peer mentoring support or request additional resources.

Have questions? Want to know what type of training or coaching is covered? Looking for additional resources?

Nova Sekhon, Business Analyst

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