Recovery Task Force

The purpose of the RTF is to identify immediate and long-term needs, assess various initiatives, 
and craft a response to the economic and social disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic 
that best serve the needs of the local community.
For relevant updates from the City of Revelstoke for COVID-19, please visit:

Read the latest news from the Recovery Task Force - Newsletter Issue #8 - January 7, 2022

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  4. GOALS

On May 12, 2020, Council supported establishment of a
Recovery Task Force (RTF) in collaboration with the CSRD.


The City of Revelstoke and the Columbia Shuswap Regional District recognizes the need to identify immediate
and long-term needs, assess various initiatives, and craft a response to the economic disruptions caused by
the COVID-19 pandemic that will best serve the needs of the local community, comprised of the City of Revelstoke
and CSRD Area B.

The purpose of the Recovery Task Force is to help formalize efforts to create a resiliency and recovery plan and identify key actions needed to ensure Revelstoke is in a strong position for a safe recovery coming out of the pandemic.  It will be a collaborative initiative representing the Revelstoke area consisting of local and regional government, business leaders, and stakeholders.


The role of the task force is to be a non-partisan, cross-sectoral ’think tank’ that will receive input from a variety of sectors and will collate that input to suggest strategies and opportunities that we can focus on to mitigate the potential economic impact to businesses from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The key objectives of the Recovery Task Force are:

  1. Conduct needs assessment, economic impact analysis, and research into best practices for economic recovery.
  2. Identify and leverage internal and external resources to fund and support delivery of effective programming and assistance measures to businesses.
  3. Support the on-going work of local agencies and stakeholders to assist businesses, tourism operators, cultural workers, food producers, and all sectors of industry experiencing significant disruption and negative impacts from the pandemic.
  4. Support consistent, proactive communications, and consensus-building among stakeholders.
  5. Develop a ’made-in-Revelstoke’ economic recovery and resiliency plan for the community and surrounding region.
  6. Develop business transition and restart resources, tools, and supports to enable businesses as well as workforce retention and expansion.