Community and First Nations Sponsorship

Columbia Power is committed to translating hydropower facility investments into benefits for people who live in the West Kootenay region of the Columbia Basin. The Community and First Nations Sponsorship programs are examples of how Columbia Power works to help build strong partnerships and vibrant communities where we operate our facilities.

Columbia Power’s operations area encompasses the Lower Columbia River, Kootenay Lake, Slocan Valley, Upper and Lower Arrow Lakes and surrounding communities and is part of the unceded traditional territories of the Ktunaxa, Syilx, Secwépemc and Sinixt Nations.

The sponsorship programs support organizations and communities with a range of activities including:

  • Community events and gatherings
  • Arts and cultural programming and events
  • Educational and youth-centered projects
  • Activities that support recreation and leisure
  • Health and wellness activities
  • Heritage activities
  • Environmental and conservation efforts.

Award amounts typically range between $500 to $2,500 and may vary depending on the activity or event. Contact us if your request is greater than $2,500.

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Contact Information

Community Sponsorship Program
Kathleen Hart, Environment & Community Relations Coordinator

First Nations Sponsorship Program
Audrey Repin, Community & Indigenous Relations Lead

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