IndigenEYEZ Pilots New Revenue Stream to Increase Impact

We humbly acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the unceded, unsurrendered territory of the Syilx (Okanagan) People. In an age of global capitalism, climate change and extractive economic models, we have a…

Globalization and the Emergence of Local Social Enterprise

As the pandemic continues to destabilize communities around the world, the importance of local social enterprise models is emerging. The Naramata Centre and Purppl hosted an interactive discussion about the topic and participants came together…

United Way and local partners announce Sustainable Recovery Grant recipients

July 13, 2020 – United Way Southern Interior BC (SIBC) announced today the recipients of a new grant stream designed to address the emerging and sustainability needs of charities dealing with COVID-19. United Way partnered with Interior Savings Credit Union, the Community…

Independence only a call away – Okanagan Charity pivots to open social enterprise despite pandemic

The Need Building on the need for vitamin D for the human race, CRIS Adaptive is going ahead with its launch of its Adaptive Rental social enterprise.  In partnership with RDCO, Adaptive Rentals is taking…

The Blinding Light of Privilege

It’s Happening Here The last two months have brought to the forefront just how ugly privilege can be. While many suffered, billionaires increased their wealth amid COVID-19. US police allowed white people to show up…

Seven Social Enterprises Join Acceleration Program

Seven social enterprises in the BC Interior have joined Purppl’s Scale Up acceleration program. This highly customized program pairs experienced entrepreneurs-in-residence (EIRs) with the social enterprise leadership teams to help accelerate their success. Typically Purppl…

It Takes a Community

You’ve heard it before. It takes a village to raise a child. Or it takes a community to build a company. The same holds true about building a social enterprise.  Six social enterprises presented at…

We’re Hiring – Program Coordinator [closed]

What is Purppl and what is our why? Purppl accelerates ideas, projects and enterprises that work for the public good. We enable social enterprises to implement sustainable revenue models so they can to implement long-term…

ChangeUP – Six Social Enterprises Changing Kamloops

Six social enterprises operating in Kamloops are set to present their stories and solutions to some of the toughest community, social, and environmental challenges at this year’s ChangeUP on October 2nd, 2019. Tickets are nearly…

Program Expansion Builds Sustainability for Elevation Outdoors

Since 2007, Elevation Outdoors has been focusing on breaking down barriers and helping young people find a passion to help them lead a healthier and happier life. What started as one program and six participants,…

Social Enterprises to Pitch at ChangeUP on October 2nd

Kamloops social entrepreneurs are invited to pitch their stories and solutions to some of the toughest community, social, and environmental challenges at this year’s ChangeUP on October 2nd, 2019.

Music Collective Sings a Social Enterprise Song

Social Enterprises Tackle Tough Challenges in Kamloops In the last 12 months the Kamloops Food Policy Council, the Lived Experience Committee, and the Kamloops Music Collective have launched and scaled their social enterprise activities. The…