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…

Holding Hope – Insights from Purppl’s 2023 Impact Report

As we wind down the year, the Purppl team is thrilled to share our 2023 Impact Report. This report is not simply a summary of what we’ve done, but a celebration of the collective journey…

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…

Thrive Impact Fund invests in affordable, sustainable co-op housing

We’re celebrating! Purppl’s impact investment collaboration, Thrive Impact Fund, just committed to its first investment in BC’s Interior: Propolis Cooperative Housing Society, a new Kamloops-based non-profit housing cooperative with a mandate to build affordable, sustainable homes. With…

Meet the newest member of our team: Segun Fatudimu

Meet Segun Fatudimu, who recently joined Purppl’s staff as Impact and Engagement lead after serving as Entrepreneur In Residence since the spring of 2022. In his new role, Segun serves as the key touchpoint for…

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…

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…

Three local social impact organizations to receive coaching support through funding collaboration

Three organizations in the Kamloops region who are helping to tackle key social challenges in our communities are the 2022 recipients of the Resilience & Recovery Grant. Kamloops Innovation, working with funding and delivery partners,…

Six Local Nonprofits Tackling Key Social Challenges to Receive Coaching Support with United Way BC and Partners

Six nonprofits in the Southern Interior who are helping to tackle key social challenges in our communities are the 2022 recipients of the Sustainable Recovery Grant. United Way British Columbia, working with other funding partners,…

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…