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Resources

I love to share resources that I find helpful or think would be helpful to my clients.

Click on any of the links below and you will be directed to their website.

 

Just one of the many resources your local Community Futures office can offer you

Why you need a 'Taking Care of Business' membership:

  • Taking Care of Business is a membership platform providing professional support to businesses, not-for-profits and individuals exploring entrepreneurship with online workshops and one-on-one professional support through their local Community Futures office.

  • If you are in a Community Futures region throughout BC, you can get Taking Care of Business with your FREE membership!

  • You and your team will have access to valuable supports, programs and online training sessions specifically for small and medium businesses throughout rural BC for FREE!

  • Your local Community Futures office is there to support you whether you’re a first time small or experienced Business owner. Check out their All Things Business under their “Services” tab.

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BC Government

  • BC’s first ever permanent paid sick leave came into effect this year (2022) with 5 paid sick days each year.

  • Part time, Full time and casual employees are eligible for this this benefit

  • Employees must have worked for their Employer for at least 90 days to be eligible for the paid sick days.

  • Employees are entitled to receive their regular wages for these days and they do not have to be taken consecutively.  They also do not roll over to the next year if an Employee does not use their sick days the previous year.

  • Employees are also eligible for 3 days unpaid sick leave


​Click here for more information on this Benefit and others under the Employment Standards Act.

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The Fair Pharmacare plan is base on income:  the less a family earns, the more help they get

  • People who live in BC can get help from BC Pharmacare to pay for some:

  • Prescription drugs (helpful if you don’t have extended health benefits)

  • Medical devices and supplies

  • Pharmacy services

  • How to get on a Pharmacare Plan

  • Register online, by phone or by mail.


For additional information on additional support from Pharmacare, Click Here.

 

Province of BC

Operating a business in B.C. may require different registrations with federal, provincial and local agencies and governments. Use OneStop to complete business registrations online as well as apply for other permits and licences you may need at the same time.

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Federal government website that covers all areas of federal government pertaining to businesses and individuals.

 

Your internet access to e-government services for Legal, Business, Government and Professionals.

 

Maintain a good standing. Most changes are completed online - quick and easy.

 

Provincial website catering to Individuals and Business needs in BC.

 

A website for Employers and Employees about Safety, regulations etc

 

With a Google My Business Account, you get more than a business listing. Your free Business Profile lets you easily connect with customers across Google Search and Maps.

 

Community Futures is a locally owned and operated not-for profit, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.  The Board of Directors is committed to governing the organization in an effective and accountable manner.

 

CFIB is dedicated to supporting you and your business throughout the COVID-19 crisis and the recovery of the economy. Here, you'll find support for your business and learn how we're pushing government for better relief measures on your behalf.