The economic slowdown resulting from the COVD-19 pandemic’s requirements for social distancing and self-isolation, is being felt around the globe. Many businesses around British Columbia have either revamped their level of service, pivoted their business model, or closed their brick and mortar locations. Those hardest hit are the local, independent businesses that are the backbone of our communities’ economic sustainability.
Support Local BC provides a place for communities and businesses throughout the province to support each other. It connects all regions and is a platform where you can show your love for your favourite local businesses by purchasing gift cards for future use.You can choose businesses in your own community or you can purchase gift cards from other communities to give a family member or friend.
These purchases will provide an injection into the current cash flow of businesses that have had to temporarily close their doors. Our hope is that you will wait to use the cards at least one month after the pandemic has passed and businesses have re-opened their locations. Otherwise, we might be causing another cash flow issue if they are used too soon.
Support Local BC is a program managed by Think Local First, a non-profit organization that champions local, independent businesses in Greater Victoria.