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We are beyond proud of our friend and fund holder Kelsey Serwa for taking home the gold medal in Women's Ski Cross at the 2018 Winter Olympics! Congratulations on your outstanding accomplishment, Kelsey!
The second year of our Central Okanagan Foundation Volunteer Spirit Scholarships is under way! Deadline to apply is March 1st. Learn more in the KelownaNow article below.
We have released our second Vital Brief®: The Creative Workforce: An Ecosystem of Innovation. 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://bit.ly/2DXltWx
We are accepting applications for the Central Okanagan Foundation Volunteer Spirit Scholarship Fund! A scholarship of $1,500 is available for each of the four Central Okanagan Municipalities: Peachland, West Kelowna, Kelowna, and Lake Country. Visit our website to download the application. Application Deadline: Thursday, March 1, 2018 http://www.centralokanaganfoundation.org/grants/scholarship/
The application period is now open for the Evan Guthrie Scholarship! Evan's award supports local student-athletes in the Central Okanagan. "Over the years, I’ve received substantial support towards my athletic and academic pursuits and now, as a full-time athlete and part-time student at Okanagan College, I am looking to help student-athletes alleviate some financial stress in order for the athlete to fully concentrate on their sport and academic goals." Visit Evan's website to download the application.
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In 2018, the Central Okanagan Foundation will administer the Community Social Development Grants on behalf of the City of Kelowna. If you are interested in applying for a Community Social Development grant, we encourage you to attend an information session this Wednesday. Visit our website for more details: http://www.centralokanaganfoundation.org/grants/city-kelowna-grants/
Learn more about the Central Okanagan Foundation and how we can help you give back to the community!
Check out this story from Justice Institute of British Columbia: JIBC on a project we recently supported!
Last night at our Annual Community Meeting, we released our 2017 Annual Report! Check it out here: http://bit.ly/2iYXiLl
Central Okanagan Foundation shared United Way of the Central and South Okanagan / Similkameen's post.
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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