Columbia Basin Trust

Using the income earned from the CBT Investment Program, the Trust supports programs and initiatives that focus on fostering quality of life and addressing critical issues in the Basin.  The Trust partners with existing groups across the Basin to deliver a range of programs that will benefit residents.

The Trust's programs and initiatives aim to: improve environmental conditions in the Basin, identify social and economic priority issues and implement mechanisms to address them, improve residents' understanding and involvement in water issues and ensure youth in the Basin are actively engaged in addressing social, economic and environmental issues.

The Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA) delivers an arts, culture and heritage funding program on behalf of the Trust.

The CBT has 2 offices in the Kootenay Boundary region::

  • Castlegar (SW Basin)
  • Nakusp (NW Basin), PO Box 220, 220 Broadway, Nakusp, BC, V0G 1R0: 250-265-9936

The website has comprehensive information about the mandate, focus and activities of the Trust, including descriptions of a wide variety of grant and funding opportunities.

Please inquire about changes due to Covid 19 protocols.

Address / Contact Info

SW Basin and Corporate Office
300 - 445 13th Avenue Castlegar, BCV1N 1G1

Phone Numbers

Toll-free: 1-800-505-8998
Phone: (250) 365-6633
Fax: (250) 365-6670

Web Links

Location Map

This program was last updated on: 12 Jan 2021.