Non Profit Advisors program update

This program can help your non-profit increase capacity, become more sustainable and become more efficient. Here are some program updates:

Upcoming Workshops

The College of the Rockies Continuing Education Program is offering workshops in June including:

  • financial management for non-profits
  • board governance

Check out the Workshops tab on our program page for more info.

Serving You Better

With new team members we are increasing ways to connect non-profits with an advisor, focusing on timely support based on your needs and project timelines. Our team brings a wealth of non-profit experience to help ensure your non-profit continues to receive high-quality and useful support through the program.

Our Non-profit Advisors team includes Gary Ockenden, Andrew Jarrett, Zoë Creighton and Kevin Allen. For additional information about the Advisors click here.

We also have a new Program Manager, Laurie Cordell. Laurie has been with the Trust for over six years and brings her varied experience supporting communities to the program. Connect with Laurie at or call 1.800.505.8998.

Resources and Webinars

A range of resources to support non-profit operations are available online. From guidance on financial management to tips on how to run an effective meeting, check out the resources and webinar listings here.

a free workshop for parents of young children

Healthy Sleep: a free workshop for parents of young children with Tashia Weeks, Infant Development Program consultant.  Discuss current thoughts and realistic expectations of sleep for children 3 years and under.  Learn about coping methods for parents, stages of arousal and sensory support for sleep.  Tuesday, June 19^th.  10-12:00.  Kaslo Family Centre (in JVH school).  Childcare provided.  Registration required.  Contact Barb Cyr: (   or 250-353-7691 ext. 209.  Offered by North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society with funding support from Kaslo Homelinks.

A few free seats for parents of young children!

There are a few seats available in the upcoming Childcare Emergency First Aid course! This is a Red Cross one day certification. Sunday, June 24th. 8:30-5:00 at the Kaslo Firehall. Bring a lunch.
There is no childcare available on site but babies who are not yet crawling are welcome to attend with their parent. *Please talk to me about certification requirements and our agreement with Selkirk if you are planning to bring your baby*

If you are a parent/caregiver of a child under 6 years, you may be eligible for one of the free seats, sponsored by North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society. Please contact me asap to inquire.