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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Release: Thrive Impact Fund Expands into Interior Region of BC Thanks to New Partner and Investors

The unique impact investment approach of Thrive Impact Fund (TIF) has expanded to benefit communities across BC. TIF invests in social and environmental organizations, projects and entrepreneurs that face barriers to accessing financing. Read the…

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…