2018 Canada – British Columbia Wildfire Recovery Initiative

The 2018 Canada-British Columbia Wildfires Recovery Initiative will provide up to $5 million to assist agricultural producers with the extraordinary costs incurred to recover from the adverse effects of this year’s wildfires.

2018 Canada – British Columbia Wildfire Recovery Initiative

Please find below the Application Forms for the 2018 Canada - B.C. Wildfire Recovery Initiative for Agriculture Producers.  The wildfires have caused a wide array of damage and as a result the application process is comprehensive because it offers support for different costs and takes into consideration the circumstances of different producers. Please do not hesitate to call the contacts, listed below, if you have any questions. Business Risk Management Branch staff will do their best to help you.

The 2018 Wildfire 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 and to return to production as soon as possible. It is designed to provide funding up front and allow for updates as further loss information becomes available. This is particularly true for livestock producers who require some flexibility in managing the difficult conditions they are currently facing. 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.

Application Process

  • Please read the Terms and Conditions of your application package
  • Complete the general application form, as well as the appendices (e.g. Land and Livestock Inventory Forms and the Canada Revenue Tax Form)
  • Identify the payment types that you will be applying for and fill out the Loss Schedule form(s) accordingly
  • Completed applications must be received by January 31st 2019
  • Upon completion, please return the application and Loss Schedule form(s) to us by scanning and emailing, faxing or by mail

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us. Dedicated personnel are in place to assist you with the application process.

Contact Details 

Telephone:   1 888 332-3352 (toll free)
Fax:  1 250 861-7490
Email:  AgriRecoveryWildfireInitiative@gov.bc.ca
Mail: B.C. Wildfires AgriRecovery Initiative for 2018
  Business Risk Management Branch
  200, 1690 Powick Road
  Kelowna, BC  V1X 7G5


Forms:  Canada - B.C. Wildfires Recovery Initiative for 2018


Damage and Loss Payment Forms

Crop Production and Apiaries

Damage and Loss Payment Forms


Damage and Loss Payment Forms

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