2020 has definitely been off to one heck of a start, which could be the reason for the current low energy... Anyone else feeling this? We exploded pretty hard out of the gate, now we're finding our balance!
Which is why we're unbelievably stoked to have been selected as one of the finalists for this year's Kelowna #ChangeUP presented by Purppl and Valley First! Finalists will be presenting their social enterprises to a live audience of about 130 community members. Two social enterprises who present will also earn one of two subsidized positions in Purppl's Scale Up Social enterprise acceleration program.
Every step we are privileged to take in our business and this community means so much to us! We can't wait to share our story, mission, and goals with community members seeking change and looking to create impact!
We've talked a bit about this before and how we chose to distinguish You Are Collective as a social enterprise. If you ask either one of us - it wasn't really a decision we had to make. It was simply how we pictured doing business. For good. Strangely enough, not every business does this... So we wanted to help change that landscape and lead by example. For those who aren't familiar, a social enterprise is an organization that sells goods or services to help achieve community, social, or environmental initiatives. It can be for-profit, not-for-profit, or a hybrid, but a majority of the profits must be directed to achieving social objectives.
You Are Collective was founded on the need to fill huge gaps in the mental health community for proper care, support, resources, and information. That hasn't changed. Come check out our presentation and five other absolutely incredible social enterprises in our community doing GOOD.
Date: Wednesday, February 26th, 2020
Time: 6-9 PM
Location: The Innovation Theatre, 460 Doyle Avenue Kelowna, BC