Seven Social Enterprises Join Acceleration Program

Seven social enterprises in the BC Interior have joined Purppl’s Scale Up acceleration program. This highly customized program pairs experienced entrepreneurs-in-residence (EIRs) with the social enterprise leadership teams to help accelerate their success. Typically Purppl…

It Takes a Community

You’ve heard it before. It takes a village to raise a child. Or it takes a community to build a company. The same holds true about building a social enterprise.  Six social enterprises presented at…

We’re Hiring – Program Coordinator

What is Purppl and what is our why? Purppl accelerates ideas, projects and enterprises that work for the public good. We enable social enterprises to implement sustainable revenue models so they can to implement long-term…

ChangeUP – Six Social Enterprises Changing Kamloops

Six social enterprises operating in Kamloops are set to present their stories and solutions to some of the toughest community, social, and environmental challenges at this year’s ChangeUP on October 2nd, 2019. Tickets are nearly…

Program Expansion Builds Sustainability for Elevation Outdoors

Since 2007, Elevation Outdoors has been focusing on breaking down barriers and helping young people find a passion to help them lead a healthier and happier life. What started as one program and six participants,…

Social Enterprises to Pitch at ChangeUP on October 2nd

Kamloops social entrepreneurs are invited to pitch their stories and solutions to some of the toughest community, social, and environmental challenges at this year’s ChangeUP on October 2nd, 2019.

Music Collective Sings a Social Enterprise Song

Social Enterprises Tackle Tough Challenges in Kamloops In the last 12 months the Kamloops Food Policy Council, the Lived Experience Committee, and the Kamloops Music Collective have launched and scaled their social enterprise activities. The…

Regional Mental Health Service Keeps People in School, Work, and out of Hospital

Communities are struggling under the weight of mental health and substance use. Citizens and governments, and health providers alike are frustrated with lack of progress. The issues are boiling over on the streets, in our…

Rescued Fruit to Fruitpops

Social Enterprises Tackle Tough Challenges in Kamloops In the last 12 months the Kamloops Food Policy Council, the Lived Experience Committee, and the Kamloops Music Collective have launched and scaled their social enterprise activities. The…

Street Paper Creates Opportunity and a Voice

Social Enterprises Tackle Tough Challenges in Kamloops In the last 12 months the Kamloops Food Policy Council, the Lived Experience Committee, and the Kamloops Music Collective have launched and scaled their social enterprise activities. The…

Is Farm to Table Dead?

Guest post from Giulio Piccioli, One Big Table. As a chef particularly interested and actively involved in the local food movement, I have always been curious in understanding the role chefs play in the creation…

Social Entrepreneurship – You’re Invited to the Party

– One third of new startups globally now have social impact baked directly into their mission, not as an afterthought. Entrepreneurs are becoming more social. The social sector is becoming more entrepreneurial. The anchors that…

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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…