Blending Profit and Purpose: How Purppl Thrives as a Community Contribution Company

What is a Community Contribution Company (CCC) and why is Purppl one? Business has a critical role to play in shaping culture and communities. Since the industrial age, for-profit models of product and service delivery…

Attainable & Affordable Housing and Social Enterprise

Connect Money Impact: Attainable & Affordable Housing and Social Enterprise There are over 12 million empty bedrooms across Canada — space that could be used to accommodate everyone and foster a sense of belonging for…

Emerging Patterns in Impact Investing

  “There’s enough money in the world. We don’t need more money. What we need more of is positive impact,” said Kristi Fairholm Mader, Managing Director of Thrive Impact Fund, at Connect Money Impact 2023…

Reigniting Hope and Cultivating Belonging Through the Social Enterprise Movement

“This is not a land acknowledgment. This is an acknowledgment of the work that needs to be done,” said Kelly Terbasket, Co-Founder and Program Director of IndigenEYEZ & kinSHIFT, reciting Heather George’s words as she…

Vinod Rajasekaran on the Massive Opportunity of 21st Century Social Change

What gives us hope for the future? Right now, we stand before a massive, once-in-a-400-year opportunity: to create a world where we are fundamentally trusting and co-creating the systems we live in. It is a…

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…

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…

Changing human behaviour, one social enterprise at a time

Photo Credit: Friendly Composting Social entrepreneurs like Katie and Claire are part of a growing, global movement of people pairing purpose and profit. When Katie Forsyth and Claire McLoughlin decided to go into business together…

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…

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…