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Have you read our first Vital Signs Brief yet? This brief focuses on Creating Community: Inclusion & Leadership. Visit our website to learn more. http://ow.ly/OkVg30ghO6i
We are excited to be involved in this partnership for the Child Saftey Initiative for the third year in a row! KGH Foundation United Way of the Central and South Okanagan / Similkameen Costco Kelowna
As more non-profits and charities build social enterprise models into their organizations, have you ever wondered what the difference is between social entrepreneurship and social innovation? Our friends at Purppl have helped answer this question. Check it out! http://bit.ly/2z1GQkh
Our first of six Vital Briefs® launched last week. Read more about the findings in the report on KelownaNow!
Today marks the launch of the 2017 Central Okanagan Vital Signs®! In the past, we have done a full report with snippets from certain topic areas. This year, we are changing things up! We will be releasing 6 Vital Brief®, one every 2 months, starting today. Each Vital Brief® will explore a different topic area in detail. Our first Vital Brief® is entitled: Creating Community: Inclusion and Leadership. Visit our website to view the full Vital Brief®. Join the conversation. What do you think about the findings in the report? How does this impact the Central Okanagan now, and in the future? We want to hear from you! http://ow.ly/rbwg30fQdwq
We are hiring! Apply now. In March 2018, Kelowna will participate in Everyone Counts: Kelowna 2018 Coordinated Point-in-Time Count supported by the Government of Canada’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy. We are hiring for the role of Point-in-Time Count Coordinator. Visit our website to see the full posting. Applications will be accepted until October 16th, 2017. http://www.centralokanaganfoundation.org/who-we-are/careers/
Over the past two days, we have been so pleased to have the Community Foundation of BC Regional Gathering right here in Kelowna! We had an amazing time with 32 Community Foundations, 75 leaders, and outstanding weather. Thanks so much to Vancouver Foundation for hosting this gathering and creating a space for us to share, learn, and collaborate with each other.
Good morning and Happy Monday! Check out the Kelowna Capital News for another story from our Canada 150 Series.
We are building up to the national launch of Vital Signs® 2017 on October 3rd! This year, instead of doing a full report, we will be doing 6 Vital Signs® Briefs. Each brief will cover a specific topic area, with one brief being released every 2 months. On August 23rd, we hosted a Vital Conversations gathering of more than 40 regional thought leaders, representing a wide variety of perspectives. All of the participants had the opportunity to contribute their thoughts to each of the topics that the upcoming Briefs will address. We’d like to extend our sincere thanks to all those who took time from their busy schedules to participate. Stay tuned for more information on Vital Signs® 2017 leading up to the launch on October 3rd! Photo credit: Candice Johnson Photography
As we continue to celebrate Canada's 150th year, we will be sharing stories of the local initiatives we funded through the Canada 150 Fund, a collaboration between COF, Community Foundations of Canada, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast. Our second Canada 150 Fund feature is on the Lake Country Public Art Gallery and the Lake Country Public Art Commission. Stay tuned throughout the summer for more Canada 150 stories in the Kelowna Capital News!
Our fifth and final Central Okanagan Foundation Volunteer Spirit Scholarship feature is on Wyatt Slattery. Thanks to the Kelowna Capital News for highlighting our 5 scholarship recipients. Watch for the next round of applications early in 2018!
Check out our fourth Central Okanagan Foundation Volunteer Spirit Scholarship feature on Justice Neyedli!
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Check out our third Central Okanagan Foundation Volunteer Spirit Scholarship feature on Serena Slonowski!
Our second Volunteer Spirit Scholarship recipient feature with the Kelowna Capital News is on Anne-Sophie Beaudoin. Learn more about her story below!
We are pleased to be working with Kelowna Capital News to feature each of our 5 Central Okanagan Foundation Volunteer Spirit Scholarship recipients. Watch between now and July 14th for a story on each of these great young people doing amazing things in our communities across the Central Okanagan. Check out the first feature on Awantika Mittal!
Today we got to meet up in beautiful downtown Kelowna with students and faculty from UBC Okanagan who were given Youth Initiative Grant funding for two projects, the One Button Chap Book Press and the Student Okanagan Film Festival! Thanks to United Way of the Central and South Okanagan / Similkameen and GenNext Kelowna who work with COFFY - Central Okanagan Foundation for Youth to make these grants possible!
Central Okanagan Foundation is celebrating Canada's 150th Birthday! We have funded an array of local initiatives through the Canada 150 Fund, a collaboration between COF, Community Foundations of Canada, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast. Learn more about one of the projects we funded, the 150 for 150 Challenge through KCR - Community Services, and watch the Kelowna Capital News for more stories featuring these celebratory projects!
Thank you Central Okanagan Foundation for your support of our Outreach Worker. With your help we are able to provide not only necessities but also work with people on a plan for housing and other needs.
Thank you to everyone who attended our Annual Spring Event at The Harvest Golf Club last night! It was a beautiful evening filled with delicious food, wine, and conversations. Not to mention incredible gelato from Artisto Gelato!! We were thrilled to announce the 5 recipients of our inaugural Central Okanagan Foundation Volunteer Spirit Scholarship, pictured here thanks to the Kelowna Capital News.
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Congratulations to Kelowna's Gospel Mission for receiving the Central Okanagan Foundation Volunteer Organization of the Year award at this years City of Kelowna Community Civic Awards! We are pleased to sponsor this award and recognize outstanding volunteer organizations in our community.
Central Okanagan Foundation is proud to support Foundry Kelowna in partnership with Canadian Mental Health Association, Kelowna and KGH Foundation.
COF is hiring! If you are interested in community engaged research, check out this posting for Vital Signs Coordinator Vital Signs is a national program led by local community foundations and coordinated by Community Foundations of Canada that leverages local knowledge to measure the vitality of our communities and support action towards improving our collective quality of life through a combination of scientific research and public opinion. https://classifieds.castanet.net/details/vital_signs_coordintator/3017110
We are hiring! See posting below for the full-time position of Finance Administrator. Application deadline is March 27th. http://classifieds.castanet.net/details/finance_administrator/2989603/