The program takes a multi-pronged, triage approach to help your organization
map out a road to recovery.

Vancouver Island/Sunshine Coast, BC: We are pleased to announce applications for the Survive & Recover, in partnership with Community Futures, Coastal Community Credit Union, and Oceanside Initiatives are now open. The program builds strength and resiliency through adversity and prepares organizations for uncertainty in the changing landscape of COVID-19. The 2-month program combines group coaching, individualized support, peer support, financial tools, scenario thinking tools, resources, and timely webinars to develop financial strategies to best prepare for a COVID-19 road to recovery.

Survive & Recover helps organizations navigate the day-to-day realities through these changing times and provides support to begin preparing for a recovery phase. Charities, not for profits and social enterprises are key players in the health and vigor of our communities. From food and shelter; health and wellness; tourism and public services they play a significant role in our
communities’ livability and vitality.

After two successful cohorts of the program in Southern Vancouver Island, the program partners recognized the need throughout the Island and Sunshine Coast to access resources for recovery as communities navigate the ongoing pandemic. In addition to delivering individualized strategies, the program builds lasting community connections throughout the social impact sector on Vancouver Island and creates a foundation to thrive together throughout the changing landscape.

“We are encouraging non-profits, charities, co-ops, impact businesses and social enterprises to apply” states Jolynn Green, Executive Director, Community Futures Central Island. “We are pleased to have partnered with the 7 Island/Coastal Community Futures to offer this program to our regions. Funding from generous sponsors as well as a grant from Community Futures Pan West’s Rural Opportunity Fund has made this programming possible.”

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis with a new cohort staring every 15 applications. We are pleased to be able to support organizations with bursaries to help offset the cost of admission; thanks to our generous sponsors. The program is a $1100 value. Organizations can apply for our next cohort at


For more information:
Jolynn Green, ED
Community Futures Central Island


Kristi Rivait
Scale Collaborative
250 858 4406