The Tumbler Ridge Economic Resiliency Task Force (ERTF) was launched to develop and implement an Action Plan to mitigate the potential economic impact to businesses and residents from the COVID-19 Pandemic. The ERTF is a collaborative initiative representing the Tumbler Ridge area consisting of Local Government, Business Leaders and Provincial and Regional Stakeholders.

To gather and identify the necessary information to gain a clear perspective of the financial impact of the COVID 19 pandemic as it relates to Tumbler Ridge in order to implement an informed response.

Please reference the tabs above to navigate the updates and information regarding the ERTF.


Fridge Magnet: Created and produced a fridge magnet with important emergency and community phone numbers that was distributed to each post office mailbox in Tumbler Ridge.


Pulse Check on Local Business: In order to support small business in our community, we initiated a Business Walk on September 29th. Small groups that included Mayor & members of Council, the DTR Economic Development department, TR Chamber of Commerce and Community Futures Peace Liard visited businesses to ask a few basic questions about doing business in Tumbler Ridge. We also continued the conversations the week of Oct 1-9, to have further in-depth talks with Tumbler Ridge businesses. This remains ongoing as we try to sit down with as many local businesses as possible.

Financial Workshops: Organized a series of financial workshops for the residents of Tumbler Ridge on topics such as retirement planning, wills, managing debt etc. to take place via virtual platforms in Fall 2020. Follow Invest Tumbler Ridge on Facebook for updates on events.

Keith Bertand – Mayor of Tumbler Ridge
Joanne Kirby – District of Tumbler Ridge Councillor
Will Howe – District of Tumbler Ridge Councillor
John Powell – Economic Development Officer
Jessie Olsen – Economic Development Assistant
Jerrilyn Schembri – Tumbler Ridge Chamber of Commerce
Mila Lansdowne – Love Tumbler Ridge
David Durrant – Major Industry Representative
Helen Scott – Local Resident
Ronke Solomon – Local Resident
Tim Croston – Local Resident

Economic Resiliency Task Force Terms Of Reference

May 13, 2020 | Agenda | Minutes

June 17 & 18, 2020 | Agenda | Minutes

June 23 & 24, 2020 | Agenda | Minutes

July 22, 2020 | Agenda | Minutes

July 29 & 30, 2020 | Agenda | Minutes

September 2 & 3, 2020 | Agenda | Minutes

September 16 & 17, 2020 | Agenda | Minutes

September 30 & October 1, 2020 | Agenda | Minutes

November 4 & 5, 2020 | Agenda | Minutes

December 2 & 3, 2020 | Agenda | Minutes

Share your thoughts with the Economic Resiliency Task Force as they work to help guide responsive actions and recommendations.

Tumbler RidgeLines – Council establishes economic resiliency task force
May 3, 2020

Dawson Creek Mirror – Tumbler Ridge launching economic task force
May 7, 2020