Disaster recovery for communities
Find wildfire recovery resources for residents impacted by the 2023 wildfires.
These resources are for emergency program coordinators (or similar) to help their communities recover after an emergency event.
On this page:
- Resources for engaging the public
- Financial resources
- Re-entry guide and template
- Recovery guides and resources
Use these resources to help guide those recovering from a disaster. The social media toolkit has images and content to be used on your social media channels to help your community.
Following a disaster, the provincial government may declare certain events eligible for disaster financial assistance (DFA) funding to repair or replace damaged infrastructure. Mitigation funding is also available on the financial support page.
After an emergency incident, these resources can help with planning your recovery and financial claims related to recovery.
- Community Post-Disaster Needs Assessment Template (DOC, 5MB) to identify the specific impacts and needs for your community after a disaster has occurred. This includes the template and instructions to complete it.
- Community Recovery Planning Guide (PDF, 119KB) This resource is a guide to support the community recovery planning process after a disaster has occurred. A template is in development.
- Disaster Recovery Guide (PDF 655 KB) For small and medium sized communities in the development of recovery plans specific to their needs
- Interim Disaster Recovery Framework (PDF, 1MB) that uses existing operational and governance structures at the local, regional, and provincial level to provide a strategic and coordinated approach while managing recovery activities of all levels
- Chapter 8 of the B.C. Emergency Management System (BCEMS) Guide (PDF, 2.45MB) offers several models for emergency management community recovery
- Climate Ready BC Local governments and First Nations can find resources to support climate risk reduction and resilience in their communities