2021 Wildfire and Drought AgriRecovery Initiative

Are you an agricultural producer in BC that has been affected by wildfire or extreme drought conditions? The 2021 Canada – British Columbia Wildfire and Drought Recovery Initiative provides assistance to help offset the extraordinary costs required to return to production.

The Wildfire and Drought Recovery Initiative is cost-shared between the federal and provincial governments on a 60 – 40 percent ratio.  It is intended to help agricultural producers with the extraordinary expenses necessary for recovery from 2021’s extreme impacts and to help the return to production as soon as possible. By design, this initiative is to provide significant funding up front and allow for updates as further information becomes available. This is particularly valuable for livestock producers who require some flexibility in managing the difficult conditions they are currently facing.

The Wildfire and Drought Recovery Initiative provides some assistance to help offset the extraordinary costs required to return to agricultural production. It is not intended to compensate for farm income losses and does not diminish the need to purchase commercial insurance for farm assets and infrastructure.

The wildfires and drought have caused a wide array of impacts and as a result the application process is quite comprehensive.

Application process:

  • Read the Terms and Conditions of your application package
  • Complete the general application form, as well as appendices (eg. Land and Livestock Inventory Forms and the Canada Revenue Tax Form)
  • Identify the Loss Schedule form(s) that you will be applying for and fill out accordingly
  • Return the completed application to us by scanning and emailing, faxing or by mail

Business Risk Management Branch staff are ready to help you with the application process, verify damages and losses, and the administration of payments. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Contact details:

  • Telephone: 1 888 332 3352 (Toll Free)
  • Fax: 1 250 861 7490
  • Email: AgriRecovery@gov.bc.ca
  • Mail: 2021 BC AgriRecovery Initiative, Business Risk Management Branch, 200 -1690 Powick Road, Kelowna, BC  V1X 7G5

The 2021 Canada – British Columbia Wildfire and Drought Recovery Initiative responds to impacts on Livestock, Crops and Bees, and Industry Organizations. Please review the terms and conditions and submit the General Application Package and Schedules of Damages and Losses as you qualify.

Livestock application package

Schedules of damages and losses (complete and submit all that apply)

Crops and bees application package

Schedules of damages and losses (complete and submit all that apply)

Industry organizations application package

Schedules of damages and losses

 

Canadian Agricultural Partnership, Government of British Columbia, Government of Canada