CANCELLED -- Business in the Face of Disaster Workshop


Thursday, October 11, 2018 -
8:30am to 3:30pm


City Hall

4850 Argyle St., Port Alberni, BC V9Y 1V8


Understanding that business owners are busy and can't always step away for a day of learning, the City and BC Economic Development Association have decided to cancel the classroom learning session and reformat the event into a webinar. Thank you to those that showed interest in attending this event. Webinar details will be shared in the coming month(s).


Is your business ready for a disaster?

Is your insurance going to cover you in all aspects of a disaster? Would you be in business today if an evacuation order had taken you from your business for days or weeks? Is your current plan sufficient for your business to survive if your building is destroyed by an event? What about your employees? Where are your records stored?

TSUNAMI, FLOODING, URBAN INTERFACE FIRE, EARTHQUAKE... all of these are possible here! Come and hear how to ensure your business will operate through these disasters.

As a Canadian leader in Economic Disaster Recovery, BCEDA has worked with communities and businesses in BC, Southern Alberta, Saskatchewan and the US Virgin Islands on both preparing for and overcoming the impacts of disasters.

Benefits of attending:

  • Get the templates you need to develop an effective continuity plan
  • Prepare a risk assessment to identify vulnerabilities
  • Learn about options for critical information storage
  • Assess whether you have the appropriate insurance
  • Learn examples of business continuity from various disaster including those in BC, Alberta and the US Virgin Islands
  • Get your business recovery team organized
  • Provincial and other resources to help in your recovery
  • How to get emergency government procurement contracts in the event you are not impacted

Cost to attend: $50.00 per person (includes lunch). Registration is required: Click here to register