Wetzin'Kwa Community Forest Corporation


Annual profits from the operations are distributed back into the Bulkley Valley to provide the greatest long term benefit.

Wetzin'kwa Community Forest Corporation operates a community forest licence in the Bulkley Valley.

Wetzin’kwa Community Forest Corporation’s general management objectives include environmental, social and economic objectives.

Past Grant Results

2019 Grant Results

In 2019 $293,467.52 was distributed amongst the following successful applicants:

Lake Kathlyn Protection Society, Festival of Voices, BV Research Centre, Smithers Ski and Snowboard Club, Smithers Mountain Bike Assoc, Northwest Institute, Bulkley Valley Hospice Society, Smithers Chamber of Commerce, Valley Youth Fiddlers, Friends of the Smithers Public Library, BV Agricultural & Industrial Assoc, Skeena Knowledge Trust, Telkwa Community Initiatives Society, Smithers Art Gallery, Smithers Community Services Assoc, Northwest Animal Shelter, Glenwood Hall Committee Assoc, BV Cross Country Ski Club, Bulkley Backcountry Ski Society, BV Folk Music Society, Groundbreakers Agriculture Assoc., Smithers Royal Canadian Legion, Quilters from the Heart, Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre Society, The Grendel Group, Round Lake Community Assoc., Canadian Ski Patrol – Smithers Zone, Rural Writers Collective, Northern Society for Domestic Peace, Driftwood School Restoration Committee, Smithers Community Band Society, Wet’suwet’en Treaty Office Society, Horses Touching Hearts Therapeutic Riding Assoc.


2018 Grant Results

In 2018 $256,723.09 was distributed amongst the following successful applicants: 

BV Brain Injury Association, Witsuwit'en Culture & Language Society, Smithers Curling Club, Cycle 16 Trail Society, BV Museum, BV Cross Country Ski Club, Back Country Horsemen, Smithers Ski & Snowboard Club, BV Hospice Society, Smithers Chamber of Commerce, BV Rod & Gun Club, Wet'suwet'en Treaty Office Society, Valley Youth Fiddlers, BV Search & Rescue, Treehouse Housing Assoc., Smithers Art Gallery, Bulkley Back Country Ski Society, Friends of the Smithers Public Library, I-Count, Witset Elementary Secondary School, Smithers Community Radio, Witset First Nation, BV Kayak & Canoe Club, Smithers Golf & Country Club, BVLD Air shed Management Society, BV Classical Strings Society, Friends of the Smithers Public Library, BV Social Planning Society, Dik Tiy Housing Society, Seymour Lake Conservation Society.


2017 Grant Results

In 2017 $206,591.21 was distributed amongst the following successful applicants:

St. Josephs’ School,Moricetown Band,Smithers Senior Citizens Association,BV Brain Injury Assoc.,Northwest Animal Shelter Society,BV Community Foundation,Witsuwit’en Language & Culture Society,Glenwood Women’s Institute,Moricetown Elementary School,Smithers Minor Hockey Association,SD#54 – Aboriginal Education School,The Grendel Group,BV Soccer Society,Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 63,BV Research Centre,BV Youth Writers,Round Lake Community Association,Team Moricetown Boggers,Northern Root Community Garden,Valley Youth Fiddlers,Smithers Secondary School Rugby,Smithers & Area Recycling Society,Rural Writers Collective,Friends of the Smithers Library,Telkwa Christian Reformed Church,BV Child Development Centre,Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre Society,BV Historical & Museum Society,BV Community Resources Board,BV Cross Country Ski Club,Seymour Lake Conservation Society,BV Agricultural & Industrial Assoc,.


2016 Grant Results

In 2016 $159,763.99 was distruibuted amongst the following successful applicants:

Smithers Senior Citizens Association, BV Museum, BV Brain Injury Association, Smithers Community Services Association, BV Exhibition, BV Naturalists,Valley Youth Fiddlers, Moricetown Elementary School, BV Hospice Society, BV Research Centre, Central Park Building Society, Smithers Chamber Of Commerce, Smithers Community Radio, Pacific Northwest Regional Science Fair Committee, Treehouse Housing Association, Telkwa Museum Society, Smithers Art Gallery, Moricetown Mud Boggers, Critical Response Team, Smithers Diabetes Support Group, Royal Canadian Legion, Rural Writers, Witsuwit’en Language and Culture Authority, Positive Living North, St.Josephs School,Friends of the Smithers Library, Seymour Lake Conservation Society, Smithers Mountain Bike Association, BV Child Development Centre, BV Cross Country Ski Club 


2015 Grant Results

In 2015, $152,061 was distributed amongst the following successful applicants:

Bulkley Valley Bowmen --- Bulkley Valley Historical & Museum Society --- Bulkley Valley Research Centre --- Smithers District Chamber of Commerce --- Moricetown Elders Society --- Moricetown Elementary --- Muhiem Parent Advisory Council --- Northern Society for Domestic Peace --- Smithers Community Services Association --- Smithers Action Group Association --- Telkwa Community Initiative Society --- Telkwa Museum Society --- Groundbreakers Agriculture Association --- St. Joseph's School --- Access Smithers --- Glenwood Hall Commity Association --- School District #54 Kyah Wiget Education Society --- Royal Canadian Legion --- Bulkley Valley Search & Rescue --- BV Social Planning Society's Smithers Bridging Commitee --- Office of the Wet'suwet'en --- Smithers Community Radio Society --- BC Classical Strings Society --- Telkwa Community Initiatives Society --- Northwest Animal Shelter Society --- Friends of the Smithers Library --- BV Soccer Society --- Special Olympics of BC


2014 Grant Results 

In 2014, $178,778 was distributed amongst the following successful applicants.

Northern Society for Domestic Peace, Critical Incident Response Team – Smithers, Smithers Community Services Association, Ground 2 Griddle Neighbourhood Kitchen - Cultivating Learning, Bulkley Valley Kinsmen, Telkwa BBQ Fencing, Smithers Mountain Bike Association, Smithers Bike Skills Park, Team Moricetown Boggers, Moricetown Mud Races, Bulkley Valley Health Care & Hospital Foundation, Start up costs, Telkwa Christian Reformed Church, Telkwa CRC Elevator Project, Office of the Wet'suwet'en, Wet'suwet'en Language & Culture Camp, Glenwood Hall Committee Association, Glenwood Hall Renovation Project, Groundbreakers Agriculture Association, Kids Dig Food Summer Camp and School Workshops, Bulkley Valley Gymnastics Association, Equipment Upgrade Project, Bulkley Valley Child Development Centre Society, BV CDC's Interactive Child and Family Play Groups, Smithers Snowmobile Association, New Snowcat Trail Groomer, Kyah Wiget Education Society, Learning Feast, Smithers Figure Skating Association, CanPower Start Up, Bulkley Valley Historical & Museum Society, multi-media projection system, Tourism Smithers, Steelhead Paradise Promotional Video, Smithers Golf & Country Club, Hole #2 cart/walking path bridge, Bulkley Valley Community Foundation, Communication Project, Smithers Central Park Building Society, Exterior Repair and Painting of the Central Park Building, Smithers District Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Centre, Lawnchair Lounge, Bulkley Valley Agricultural & Industrial Association DBA Bulkley Valley Exhibition, Sound Booth, Rural Writers Collective, Fifth Annual Rural Writers in Residence, Boarding for Brant, Smithers Skate Park Revitalization/Expansion, Friends of Smithers Public Library, Projector, Screen & Microphone/PA System, The Grendel Group, Grendel Group Bike Delivery Trailer & Furniture project, Telkwa Museum Society, Creating a Functional Space, Smithers Community Forest Society, Annual Trail Maintenance Budget, Bulkley Valley Research Centre, Whitebark Pine Restoration, BV Cross Country Ski Club, Skier Underpass.


2013 Grant Results

In 2013, $140,571 was distributed amongst the following successful applicants.

Wet’suwet’en Laksilyu Clan Members, Laksilyu territorial cabin at Dennis Lake; BV Centre for Natural Resources Research & Management, restoration of endangered whitebark pine; Telkwa Community Initiative Society, seasonal skate park for Telkwa; Bulkley Valley Brain Injury Association, Brains on Wheels; Smithers Ski Club, continue development of ski and boardercross track; Smithers Community Services Association, Ground 2 Griddle Neighbourhood Kitchen; Smithers Second Sheet of Ice Committee, Smithers New Arena; Smithers District Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Centre, “Lawnchair Lounge” Music on Main; BV Outdoor Recreation Society, ski trail improvements, Canyon Creek Ski Area; Special Olympics BC Society, Smithers Special Olympics Sport Program; Northwest Animal Shelter Society, animal shelter isolation and wash unit; Smithers Art Gallery, new website; Smithers Community Radio Society, CICK Community Integration; Bulkley Valley Economic Development Association, Smithers Co-Working Space; St. Joseph’s Elementary School, making school bike friendly; Office of the Wet’suwet’en, Wet’suwet’en Language & Culture Camp; Bulkley Valley Folk Music Society, Youth Guitar Camp; Team Moricetown Boggers, pit repairs and kids zone safety; Rural Writers Collective, 2013 Rural Writers in Residence; Smithers Central Park Building Society, new flooring; Bulkley Valley Agricultural & Industrial Association, Accessibility Project - People Movers; Positive Living North, Reflections of Hope: Images from our Community; Groundbreakers Agriculture Association, Princess Street garden and education programs for school-aged children; Smithers Community Services Association, 40 Trees for 40 Years; Bulkley Valley Canadian Parents for French, Muheim School, Carnaval, Tech Talk - Bulkley Valley Research Centre; Smithers Motocross Association, relocation of SMXA and reclamation of current Donaldson Road site; Bulkley Backcountry Ski Society, Hankin-Evelyn Backcountry Recreation Trails; Bulkley Valley Bowmen, storage facility.


2012 Grant Results

$135,100 of the funds were directed to regional economic development, community well-being and recreation.

Recipients include Smithers & Area Recycling Society, BV Community Resouce Board, The Grendel Group (Family Advocates), BV Gymnastics Association, Bulkley Valley Search and Rescue, Bulkley Valley Kinsmen Club, Smithers Centennial 2013, Downtown Entrance Committee, Smithers Community Services Association (SCSA), Northwest Community College, Office of the Wet'suwet'en, Bulkley Valley Hospice Society, Telkwa Museum Society, Bulkley Valley Child Development Centre (BVCDC) Society, BV Agricultural & Industrial Association, Smithers Art Gallery, Strong Start-Early Learning (SD54), Northern Society for Domestic Peace (NSDP), Moricetown Food Bank Society, Bulkley Valley Canadian Parents for French - Muheim School, Smithers Communtiy Radio Society, Smithers Wrestling Club, BV Childcare Society, BV Communtiy Foundation, Team Moricetown Boggers.


2011 Grant Results

$137,200 of the funds were directed to regional economic development, community well-being and recreation.

Recipients include Steelhead Society of BC(Northern Branch), BV Hospice Society, Smithers Community Services Association, Smithers & Area Recycling Society, Smithers Volunteer Ski Patrol (Canadian Ski Patrol System), BV Child Development Centre (BVCDC) Society, Bulkley Valley Historical & Museum Society, Chamber of Commerce on behalf of the Downtown Gateway Committee, HIGH ROAD Services Society, Friends of the Public Library, Smithers Motocross Association, BV Community Resources Board (BVCRB), Back Country Horsemen Society of BC-North West Chapter, BV Outdoor Recreation Society, Central Park Building Society, BV Otter Swim Club, Bulkley Valley Kinsman Club, Bulkley Valley Band Boosters, Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association (BV Exhibition), Bulkley Back-country Ski Society, Bulkley Valley Backpackers Society, Bulkley Valley Bowmen, BV Senior Co-housing/Driftwood Foundation Society, Smithers Curling Club - Junior Program, North West Guide Outfitters and BV Rod & Gun Club, Smithers Mountain Bike Association.


2010 Grant Results

 $120,000 of the funds were directed to regional economic development, community well-being and recreation.

Recipients include High Road Services Society, BV Search and Rescue, Smithers Community Services Association, GO2 Careshare, Smithers & Area Recycling Society, Bulkley Valley Classical Strings Society,Positive Living North, Bulkley Valley Cross Country Ski Club, BV Research centre, BV Exhibition, Treehouse Housing Association, NWCC -  School of Exploration & Mining, BV Backpackers Society, Smithers Volunteer Ski Patrol, Telkwa Museum Society, Bulkley Valley Kinsmen Club, The BV Child Development Centre, The Grendel Group, Round Lake Community Association, BV Outdoor Recreation Society, Smithers Bridging Committee, Office of the Wet'suwet'en, Moricetown Band, Smithers Community Radio Society, Central Park Building Society, One Sky - Canadian Institute of Sustainable Living, Bulkley Valley Athletics Society, Valley Youth Fiddlers, Smithers Figure Skating Club

2009 Grant Results

$90,000 of the funds were directed to regional economic development, community well-being and recreation.

Recipients include the B.V. Brain Injury Association, B.V. Child Care Society, B.V. Research Centre, the Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre, the Friends of the Smithers Public LIbrary, the Moricetown Band Council, the Noble Spirit Equine Learning Centre Society, The Northern Society for Domestic Peace, the Office of the Wet’suwet’en, the Smithers Alpine Rotary Club, the Smithers Art Gallery, the Smithers Community Services Association, and the Smithers District Chamber of Commerce/Lions Club.

$30,000 was reserved for groups with operations within the forests’ boundaries, and include the Cross Country Ski Club, the Community Forest Society, the B.V. Backpackers Society, and the Smithers Ski Club.