Filling bellies and so much more

For more than 15 years, a range of Trust programs have helped organizations recover more food, relocate to better facilities or upgrade technology—all to more effectively place quality meals on the tables of many.

Terra Firma Farms keeps growing

Terra Firma Farms in #RevelstokeBC hired seasonal staff with support from our Food Producer Wage Subsidy Program, which provides support to primary food producers in the Basin to help increase residents’ access to locally grown, healthy food.

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.

Giv’ Er Shirt Works levels up

With their recent participation in our Basin RevUp program, Give ‘Er Shirt Works not only grew their business, but their new 6,000 square-foot production facility and software upgrades are helping them stay on trend and reach new heights.

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.

The business of mountain biking

After participating in the Trust’s Basin Business Advisors program, Audrey Duval focused on hiring people to help with administrative tasks so she could get back to what she loves most: coaching.

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.

A place to call home

This non-profit received support from the Trust and other community partners to purchase a commercial building that will benefit the public on a long-term basis.

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