Kootenays Economic Resilience Planning

During 2019-2020 SFU CED has been collaborating with Community Futures Central Kootenay and Selkirk's Applied Research and Innovation Centre (ARIC) to develop economic resilience plans with eight communities in the Kootenays. This planning has included intensive community engagements with each municipality or region and the development of customized plans that bridge economic development and emergency management functions locally. Our next step will focus on building a regional network between the eight communities and support the development of mutual aid agreements and regional collaboration.