New office technology will support Argenta Community Association operations and be made available to community members for shared use, with support from the Trust. Photo: Submitted

Columbia Basin Trust funds non-profits’ tech initiatives

The money is to build tech infrastructure

  • Mar. 24, 2021 12:00 a.m.

Non-profit organizations in Nelson, Kaslo, Salmo and Ymir are receiving money to upgrade their tech.

Columbia Basin Trust announced Monday it was funding over $1 million to 178 organizations across the region to bring in new equipment.

“Non-profits play an important role in community development, but we’ve heard that a lack of technological infrastructure can create barriers to delivering vital services to residents,” said Michelle d’Entremont, delivery of benefits manager with the Trust, in a statement.

“We’re pleased to help so many groups close technology gaps and improve operations and service delivery in their communities.”

Scroll down to find recipients in the Nelson region from Salmo to Argenta.

Ainsworth: J.B. Fletcher Restoration Society ($3,642)

Argenta: Argenta Community Association ($1,283)

Harrop-Procter: Harrop-Procter Community Co-operative ($4,105)


Kaslo and District Community Forest Society ($2,979)

Kaslo Housing Society ($2,566)

Kaslo infoNet Society ($24,953)

North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society ($15,000)

Kokanee Creek: Kokanee Creek Nature Centre Society ($5,099)


Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society ($7,308)

Chamber of Mines of Eastern British Columbia ($3,000)

First Baptist Church Nelson ($2,183)

Glacier Gymnastics ($8,180)

Kootenay Christian Fellowship ($6,737)

Kootenay Emergency Response Physicians Association ($1,085)

Kootenay Kids Society ($10,713)

Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation ($1,740)

Kootenay Perinatal Support Society ($2,016)

Kutenai Art Therapy Institute Association ($4,225)

Nelson Community Food Centre ($10,000)

Nelson Civic Theatre Society ($14,385)

Nelson and District Arts Council ($6,734)

Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce ($11,402)

Touchstones Museum ($15,000)

Nelson and District Seniors Co-ordinating Society ($1,771)

Nelson Electric Tramway Society ($4,150)

Nelson Fine Art Centre Society ($3,500)

Nelson Nordic Ski Club ($4,813)

Osprey Community Foundation ($3,000)

Capitol Theatre Restoration Society ($9,492)

Kalein Hospice Centre Society ($4,850)

Links Housing Co-operative ($4,460)

WH2O Racers Society ($755)

Nelson and Area Friends of the Family Foundation ($2,243)

Friends of Kootenay Lake ($5,128)


Salmo Child Care Society ($1,700)

Salmo Public Library Association ($4,750)

Salmo Valley Youth and Community Centre Society ($2,979)


Slocan and District Technical Rescue Society ($1,700)

Slocan Valley Historical Society ($711)

Taghum: Taghum Community Society ($6,230)

Vallican: Rural Alternatives Research and Training Society ($5,000)

Ymir: Renascence Arts and Sustainability Society ($5,000)

West Kootenay:

Kootenay Career Development Society ($15,000)

Kootenay Brain Injury Association ($7,511)

Freedom Quest Youth Services Society ($15,815)

West Kootenay Community EcoSociety ($5,454)

Basin wide:

Canadian Mental Health Association for the Kootenays ($28,857)

Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network ($4,500)

Kootenay Association for Science and Technology ($6,829)

Living Lakes Canada Society ($3,798)

Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation of Canada ($1,298)

Wildsight ($11,672)

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