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Articles, tools, and resources for organizations working on some of our toughest community, social, and environmental challenges.

November 2021: SoCent Funding & Resources

Kelowna General Operating Grant This program aims to provide assistance to non-profit arts, culture and heritage organizations which provide impactful, quality programs and services, demonstrate sustainable operations and contribute to the realization of the City’s…

Work with Purppl! Now Hiring an Impact Manager

Purppl is seeking an Impact Manager to build deep relationships with social enterprises, social purpose organizations and community stakeholders while supporting Purppl coaches (EIRs) to ensure client success and social impact. The Impact Manager is…

Work with Purppl! Now Hiring an Operations Coordinator

Purppl is seeking an Operations Coordinator to provide comprehensive coordination and administration for all of Purppl’s services and activities. This position plays a key role in supporting Purppl’s Impact Manager, Managing Director, and Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIRs)….

Recently Launched Social Enterprise makes impact on Canada’s first national Day for Truth & Reconciliation

Photo Credit: Kelly Terbasket overlooking her family’s traditional territory, at nkwrulauxw (yellow dirt). Photo by Chehala Leonard kinSHIFT generates over 700 paid registrations in 3 months, for workshop series for non-Indigenous settlers.   South Okanagan…

October 2021: SoCent Funding & Resources

Kamloops Social and Community Development Grant Interested organizations can apply for up to $30,000, and the grant can go towards operational costs, special projects or seed money for a social enterprise initiative. Projects will be…

September 2021: SoCent Funding & Resources

Thrive Impact Fund Thrive Impact Fund is a place-based fund that sees untapped potential in local communities and a desire for investors to see their money make both financial and impact returns. Who Should Apply…

August 2021: SoCent Funding & Resources

Kamloops Resilience and Recovery Grant The grant sponsors social enterprises to participate in the Resilience & Recovery Program, a 6-12 month entrepreneurial coaching program. The program helps organizations build sustainability and resilience in four key…

Credit Unions to Support Kamloops Social Enterprises as Demand for Social Services Grows

Interior Savings and Valley First have teamed up once again to support social enterprise in Kamloops and surrounding area. For the third year in a row, the credit unions will sponsor social enterprises to participate…

Seven Charities Building a Regenerative Economy to Receive a Boost with United Way’s Sustainable Recovery Grant

Seven charities in the BC Southern Interior who are helping to build a regenerative, just, sustainable economy are the 2021 recipients of the Sustainable Recovery Grant.  We are excited to announce the 2021 recipients of…

July 2021: SoCent Funding & Resources

Funding Update: Seven Charities Building a Regenerative Economy to Receive a Boost with United Way’s Sustainable Recovery Grant. Kamloops Resilience and Recovery Grant The grant sponsors social enterprises to participate in the Resilience & Recovery…

June 2021: SoCent Funding & Resources

Coming Soon: Funded entrepreneurial coaching engagements for Kamloops social enterprises.   Indigenous Growth Fund The Indigenous Growth Fund (IGF) is a new $150M investment fund that will provide access to the capital that Indigenous small-…

Elements of truth: before reconciliation

An experiential workshop series guided by Indigenous values: reciprocity, inclusion, curiosity, and humility. The four-part workshop series are designed in a way that you can learn, participate, and contribute in each workshop if you can’t…

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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…