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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…

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…

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…

Funding Available for Kamloops Social Enterprise: Focus on Sustainability and Resilience

* Info Session: Resilient Recovery Program for Kamloops Social Enterprises – July 9 at 2:30 PM. Register here. Funding sponsors participation in a new Resilient Recovery program, a 6-12 month entrepreneurial coaching program, co-delivered by…

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…

Survey Findings – COVID-19 Recovery Planning for SPO’s

On April 15th, Purppl launched a survey to understand the current state of social purpose organizations (SPOs) and how we, supporters of the social innovation movement, can move from response to recovery and emerge stronger….

New COVID-19 Grant Stream to Focus on Sustainability and Resilience for Charities

In response to COVID-19, a new funding stream is available to support sustainability and resilience for the charitable sector. This collaborative partnership, led by United Way, will fund entrepreneurial coaching and support for charities, focused…

Community Organizations Quietly Impacting Mental Health

It’s the Canadian Mental Health Association’s mental health week and this year let’s not just get loud but #getreal. It’s affecting nearly everyone. You don’t need to suffer alone. Regardless of ability to pay to…

Four Ways Purppl Helps You Build Sustainability, Resilience, and Impact

The pandemic is challenging all organizations. Our diverse team is here to help in brand new ways.   The COVID-19 pandemic is certainly impacting all of us in different and challenging ways. Not the least…

Survey: (re)Building a Regenerative Economy

To our fellow social enterprises, social purpose organizations, and social businesses, Purppl has launched a survey to understand the current state of organizations who are participating in the social enterprise and social innovation movement. As…

Grants, Funding, and Capital for Social Enterprises and Social Purpose Organizations

We’ve curated a list of sources of capital, grants, and funding available to social purpose organizations and social enterprise. This is not an exhaustive list so please, if you have others that you recommend we…

Kelowna: Dragon’s Den is Looking for Social Entrepreneurs

Investing in Social Entrepreneurs Great news! Dragon’s Den is looking to invest in more social entrepreneurs and wants you to pitch at their event on Thursday. It’s a fantastic opportunity to earn national attention and…

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Social Enterprise Profiles

Social Enterprise Profile: Kamloops Music Collective

The Kamloops Music Collective is committed to building a vibrant and diverse music culture in Kamloops by offering music-based programs to youth in the community. Through their education and programs, the Kamloops Music Collective inspires…

Social Enterprise Profile: Trellis

Trellis is an online platform that enables charities and non profits to showcase their impact and raise funds from their donors. Their software allows fundraising professionals and their donors the ability to simply create and…

Social Enterprise Profile: Elevation Outdoors

Elevation Outdoors is focused on breaking down barriers and helping young people find a passion to help them lead a healthy, happier life. Since their inception they have expanded their program offering to include snowboarding,…

Social Enterprise Profile: OGO Car Share Co-op

OGO Car Share Co-op is a social enterprise that launched in 2013 that gives Okanagan drivers a more affordable and environmentally responsible transportation option. Take a look at what Executive Director Christian Brandt had to…

Social Enterprise Profile: Clubhouse

NAME OF COMPANY: The Clubhouse Child Care Center TYPE OF ORGANIZATION: Registered Charity HEADQUARTERS: Kelowna NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: 50 YEAR FOUNDED: 1996 THE PROBLEM: Children often do not get enough outside time for play and…