In the Community

This section provides information for Peace Region residents, Aboriginal groups, communities and property owners.

Generate Opportunities (GO) Fund

The Peace Region features a strong social network of non-profit community service providers that work collaboratively to deliver programs and services to those in need. As part of the Site C project, BC Hydro is working with communities to provide lasting benefits for residents of the Peace Region.

In 2016, BC Hydro launched the Generate Opportunities (GO) Fund, an $800,000 fund to support Peace Region non-profit organizations. The GO Fund will be distributed over an eight-year period to organizations that provide services to vulnerable populations including children, families and seniors.

The GO Fund is administered by Northern Development Initiative Trust on behalf of BC Hydro. Applications for funding are accepted on an ongoing basis and funds are distributed on a quarterly basis.

To apply, visit the Northern Development Initiative Trust website.

As of December 2019, $437,691 had been distributed to 49 projects.

GO Fund annual updates

Recent award recipients

December 2019

Peace Region non-profits benefit from BC Hydro's GO Fund
  • Fort St. John Association for Community Living for transportation upgrades
  • Fort St. John Literacy Society for its Dolly Parton Imagination Library program and a new nutritional literacy program
  • Fort St. John Métis Society for a new cultural program that teaches the Michif language, trapping techniques and connecting with Métis elders
  • Fort St. John Public Library Association for its CLICK program, which provides free individual computer lessons.
  • Northeast Aboriginal Business Centre Society for its Healthier Families Through Food program
December 2019
Peace Region non-profits benefit from BC Hydro's GO Fund
  • Fort St. John Association for Community Living for transportation upgrades
  • Fort St. John Métis Society for a new cultural program that teaches the Michif language, trapping techniques and connecting with Métis elders
  • Fort St. John Literacy Society for its Dolly Parton Imagination Library program and a new nutritional literacy program
  • Fort St. John Public Library Association for its CLICK program, which provides free individual computer lessons
  • Northeast Aboriginal Business Centre Society for its Healthier Families Through Food program
September 2019
BC Hydro helps the Tansi Friendship Centre Society provide school meals and supplies
  • Tansi Friendship Centre Society for its Chetwynd Student Support Program
June 2019
Peace Region non-profits benefit from BC Hydro GO Fund
  • Community Bridge for its Daddy and Me events
  • Fort St. John Literacy Society for its Dolly Parton Imagination Library program
  • Fort St. John Women's Resource Society for its community outreach
  • Hudson's Hope Fall Fair Society for its 27th Annual Hudson's Hope Fall Fair
  • North Peace Family SuperPark Society to sponsor families in its 2019 Summer Camp program
  • North Peace Gymnastics Association for its special abilities program training program
  • North Peace Justice Society for its restorative justice volunteer facilitat
  • Peace Passage Skating Club for its 2019/2020 season
  • Sources Community Resources Society for its ADHD Conference
March 2019
BC Hydro's quarterly grants benefit Peace Region non-profits
  • BC SPCA (North Peace Branch) for its Fort St. John low income spay and neuter program
  • Fort St. John and Area Senior's Care Foundation for its 2019 Support for Seniors program
  • Northern British Columbia Volleyball Club for its skills camp
December 2018
  • Chetwynd Social Planning Society
September 2018
  • Fort St. John Literacy Society
July 2018
  • Chetwynd Public Library Association for its Library on Location – Good Food and Community Program
  • Fort St. John Association for Community Living
  • Fort St. John Women's Resource Society
  • Hudson's Hope Public Library Association
  • North Peace Cultural Society for its Let's Art! Program
  • North Peace Seniors Mouth-Eye-Foot Care Foundation
  • Northern Environmental Action Team for its NOURISH program
March 2018
  • Fort St. John and Area Senior's Care Foundation
  • Fort St. John and District Hospital Foundation
  • Fort St. John and District Palliative Care Society
  • North Peace Justice Society
  • The Josh Lequiere Society
September 2017
  • Chetwynd Seniors Citizen Housing Society
  • Fort St. John and District Hospital Foundation
  • Fort St. John Public Library Association
  • Tansi Friendship Centre Society
June 2017
  • Chetwynd Community Arts Council
  • Tansi Friendship Centre Society
April 2017
  • Chetwynd Public Library
  • Fort St. John Literacy Society
  • Hudson's Hope Healthcare and Housing Society
  • Hudson's Hope Lions Club
  • North Peace Out of School Childcare Society
  • Northern Environment Action Team
December 2016
  • CDC Society in Fort St. John
  • Fort St. John and District Palliative Care Society
  • Fort St. John Public Library Association
  • Fort St. John Women's Resource Society
  • Peace Arts Gallery Society