A mushroom enthusiast grows his business

Accessing the Trust’s Food Producer Wage Subsidy Program has helped Robin Mercy of Mr. Mercy’s Mushrooms in Kaslo hire the people he needs to meet a growing demand for his locally grown delicacies.

Educational wildfire films create new jobs

The Harrop‐Procter Community Co‐operative created four educational films on wildfire risk reduction with the goal of attracting and keeping the interest of an audience spanning the entire province of BC and beyond, all while creating jobs for professionals in the arts sector.

The Heart: a welcoming place for East Shore residents 

Now a community-purpose building, The Heart is at the centre of the Boswell’s community life, welcoming residents to meetings, events, workshops, programs, performances, and readings as well as providing a small museum and library.

Burton plants seeds for change

Progress on the community garden and kitchen renovation at the community hall is well underway since Arrow & Slocan Lakes Community Services received funding from Columbia Basin Trust, which included expert guidance from a food advisor, who helped draft a comprehensive food access and recovery plan.

Kaslo youth take on wildfire resilience

The Village of Kaslo’s FireSmart committee decided to focused on engaging youth in the community in 2023 by hiring Youth FireSmart Coordinator, Kenya Blouin.

A career boost for local childcare staff

Accessible support like the Trust’s Early Childhood Educator Training Wage Program ensures a bright future for both ECEs and the young children growing up in Basin communities.

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