Community Engagement

Telkwa Coal’s ongoing engagement with local government representatives, community members, and stakeholder groups includes:

  • Open-door policy at Telkwa Office
  • Public open houses
  • Formal and informal meetings
  • Phone calls and e-mails
  • Participation at Community and Industry events

We will continue to share information with the communities as the Project moves forward. Telkwa Coal has been actively supporting the community in various ways over the past three years through donations, sponsorship, and in-kind contributions.

See the Resources page for additional information materials on the Tenas Project.



Telkwa Coal is committed to early and ongoing engagement to build our relationship with the local community. To date, Telkwa Coal has sponsored and contributed to several local organizations and activities. Telkwa Coal has also established two signature community events, a Family Skating Party on Family Day in February, and a Summer Kick-off BBQ in June.

The list below outlines all of the community groups we’ve supported

  • Bulkley Valley Bowmen
  • Bulkley Valley Food Bank
  • Bulkley Valley Hospital Foundation
  • Bulkley Valley Kinsmen (Telkwa BBQ)
  • Coast Mountain College
  • Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre in Houston
  • Smithers Curling Club
  • Smithers Exploration Group
  • Smithers Golf and Country Club
  • Smithers Rodeo Club
  • The Ark Playday Centre in Telkwa
  • Telkwa Elementary School
  • Telkwa Museum
  • Telkwa Reading Room