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Support Local BC

Gift Card Platform for Local Businesses

How It Started

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Local First Victoria created SupportYYJ, a gift card platform to allow customers to purchase gift certificates for local, independent businesses in British Columbia. This helps allow businesses to maintain some cash flow during the economic crisis that faces us. 

LOCO, Vancity and other partners are working to expand the program to other areas of the province. The platform is now SupportLocalBC​​​​​​ and includes many communities across the province.

Communities join first

Community and regional economic development organizations are providing the funding so that the local, independent businesses in their city/town/village can participate. View all the communities participating and if yours is on the website, then add your business.

Business can then participate

If you would like to have your business included on this website, please complete our form and we'll get you added.

If your community is not listed on this website, you can still complete the form. The SupportLocalBC team will reach out to organizations in your city/town/village to let them know about the initiative and how your community's businesses can participate.