CMHA, Community Connections awarded sizeable CBT grants


Community Connections and the Canadian Mental Health Association Shuswap/Revelstoke Branch have been granted $23,000 and $4,300, respectively, by the Columbia Basin Trust to deliver programs in our community.

A statement from the CBT said Community Connections wants to coodinate a program, in partnership with multiple social service organizations, to provide support to families and children marginalized by poverty, violence and/or disability. It also aims to improve access to community services.

The CMHA, meanwhile, has planned a series of community events to promote awareness of mental health issues and available services in Revelstoke.

The agencies’ programs were among 16 that were selected to receive a total of $500,000 in funding from the CBT.

“These projects tackle diverse social issues and will affect people of many ages across the region,” said Neil Muth, CBT president and CEO. “They will complement and strengthen the social supports already in place within our communities.”

The Social Grants Program is a three-year pilot with an annual granting budget of $1 million. Granting decisions are made by the Social Grants Program Selection Committee, a volunteer group of Basin residents that includes individuals who have experience and expertise in the social sector and individuals who have broader community development experience. For more information, visit

CBT supports efforts to deliver social, economic and environmental benefits to the residents of the Columbia Basin. To learn more about CBT programs and initiatives, visit or call 1-800-505-8998.

Please click here to view the complete list of grant recipients.