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Central Chilcotin Rehabilitation Nominated for the SME Small Business of the Year 2022 Award

Central Chilcotin Rehabilitation (CCR) has been nominated for the Canadian SME Awards in the RBC Small Business of the Year—2022 (up to 10 employees) Award category. This prestigious award is given to small businesses that have demonstrated increased profits throughout the year and put together a strong business plan for growth.

Certificate of Nomination from the Canadian National SME Business Awards 2022.

“We are honoured and extremely proud to have been nominated for this prestigious award. CCR's work requires us to take on the toughest of conditions. From rehabilitating forests devastated by wildfires, pine beetle, and disease in remote communities hard to access, we've tackled it all over the years. Despite pandemic-driven adversities, our team has proven resilient in managing forest areas while leading in safeguarding them against future disasters,” said Percy Guichon, Tŝideldel First Nation councillor and CCR Executive Director.

CCR’s nomination also acknowledges the company’s ability to strategically take calculated risks in the forestry sector. With their can-do attitude, the company is a leader in innovation-driven work in forestry by deploying drone technology in partnership with DroneSeed to plant tree seeds via drones in hard-to-reach areas devastated by wildfires.

“The work CCR is undertaking doesn’t just help local community members, but helps the Province of BC achieve its climate change goals. The very important work we undertook showcases leadership, innovation, and resiliency, and we’re honoured to be nominated for this award,” added Guichon.

CCR has been nominated alongside five other businesses. Like the other nominated business, the team at CCR has worked hard to make an impact.

“We are proud of our team for the work they do and now this work is being recognized at a national level,” Guichon said.


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