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No Space For Hate: Purppl Stands for Inclusion and SOGI

At Purppl, our mission revolves around nurturing a just and regenerative economy that benefits everyone, regardless of who they are, who they love or how they identify. Our vision is firmly rooted in principles that…

Impact & Leadership Development Program launches in Prince George

ILDP program offers coaching and support to Prince George-based social purpose organizations seeking to deepen community impact and strengthen financial sustainability.  Alongside the Prince George Community Foundation and Interior Savings Credit Union, Purppl is excited…

A journey to raising investment while challenging Capitalism

“We can’t Capitalism our way out of Capitalism,” were my words to a Zoom room full of social purpose leaders this past spring while sharing about Purppl’s path to taking on investment. Capitalism is a…

Learning in Relationship Podcast: Interview with Andrew and Kelly

Being in relationship is the spark, the pax’t, as they say in the Syilx nsyilxcən language, that deepens our understanding and moves us forward to create a better future. Building and healing through respectful relationships…

5 Indigenous Social Enterprises That Are Healing and Decolonizing the World

This National Indigenous History, we’re spotlighting 5 Indigenous social enterprises alongside whom we have the privilege to learn, grow and collaborate: Colouring It Forward, DEVA, IndigenEYEZ, Rad Relish and COYA Productions. Each of these incredible…

Take 10 to know them: Social impact leader Stacey Rexin of PACE in Penticton

This month’s feature is about Stacey Rexin, Operations Manager of Penticton and Area Cooperative Enterprises (PACE). Take a quick 10 to get to know this social entrepreneur! PACE creates employment opportunities for people living with…

Impact & Leadership Development Program launches for social entrepreneurs and impact leaders

ILDP program offers coaching and support to BC Interior-based social purpose organizations seeking to deepen community impact and strengthen financial sustainability.  Alongside a coalition of impact-aligned partners in BC’s Interior, Purppl is excited to announce…

11 Ways Any Business or Organization Can Create Lasting Impact – From B Corps to Impact Measurement

In today’s world, creating a positive impact is not just a moral obligation, but an opportunity – and a competitive advantage. Customers, investors and employees expect businesses and institutions to go beyond profits and meaningfully…

Take 10 to know them: Spotlight on social impact leader Diana Frost, Colouring it Forward

This month’s featured Purppl Partner is Diana Frost, CEO/Founder at Colouring it Forward. Take a quick 10 to get to know this social enterprise leader! Colouring it Forward collaborates with Indigenous Artists and elders to…

Take 10 to know them: Spotlight on social impact leader Omar Yaqub, Islamic Family & Social Services

This month’s featured Purppl Partner is Omar Yaqub, Servant of Servants (ED) at Islamic Family & Social Services Association. Take a quick 10 to get to know this social enterprise leader! Islamic Family & Social…

Five essential practices of good impact measurement

We proudly give credit and appreciation to the Common Approach for the images and quotes in this blog to describe the Essential Practices. For a more detailed guide please see the Common Foundations of Impact…

Take 10 to know them: Spotlight on social impact leader Zanette Johnson of NewStories

This month’s featured Purppl Partner is Zanette Johnson, Regenerative Community Facilitator at NewStories. Take a quick 10 to get to know this social enterprise leader! Where do you consider home? After twenty extraordinary years in…

Featured Client & Alumni Stories

Social Enterprise Profiles

Take 5 To Know Them, Our Spotlight on a Social Impact Leader

This month’s Purppl Partner is Naomi Woodland from the United Way British Columbia. Take a quick 5 to get to know this leader! Where do you consider “home”? Home is an interesting concept, my roots…

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…