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Love Telkwa

This is a Northern Development Initiative Trust online program that connects people with independent locally owned businesses in Telkwa. 


Business Façade Improvement Program

The Village of Telkwa, in partnership with Northern Development Initiative Trust, is happy to offer the Business Facade Improvement Program for existing or new businesses, as well as non-profits, to make improvements to their building's exterior.

The Village of Telkwa will provide a 50% reimbursement grant up to the maximum of $5,000 per building/project to improve the façades of business in Telkwa’s downtown. 

Business Façade Improvement Grant Application

Village of Telkwa Official Community Plan

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National Emergency Safety Services received $5,000 from the Business Façade Improvement Grant in 2021 to improve their entranceway.

Business Retention and Expansion Program


The Business Retention and Expansion Program (BRE) is an on-going program based on the provincial guideline to ascertain the health of existing businesses in the community and help build stronger ties with businesses by assessing their needs.

Because a community’s existing businesses are major contributors to the local community, the program is designed to help existing establishments stay and grow in the community by working hand-in-hand with local businesses to identify risks, examine barriers to business growth, assess and address needs using an evidence-based solution approach. 

Examples of Telkwa’s BRE program include:


  • Introduce local businesses to resources, support networks, government assistance programs and potential investors.

  • Engagement with local businesses through annual business walks, on-site visits and conversations.

  • Develop collaborative relationships for participating in long-term retention and expansion activities.

  • Provide better information and understanding for local leaders to identify and address the strengths and weaknesses of the local business climate.

  • Promote revitalization of the Village’s downtown area, for example, the business façade improvement program, funding by Northern Development Initiative Trust.

  • Promote shop local programs, including Love Telkwa, ShopLocalBC.

  • Provide a resource for new businesses and entrepreneurs.

2023 Business Walk - Post Walk Report

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