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ChangeUP: Innovating for Social Change was an audience-voting, pitch competition to recognize the best For-Profit, Non-Profit, Charitable, and Youth Led social impact initiatives in the Okanagan Valley. The most innovative, sustainable, and impactful candidates were awarded the opportunity to pitch live at the Fall event in hopes of winning cash, services, and mentorship to help further their social cause. The audience determined the final winners. See below for a complete list of winners. Big thanks to our sponsors in helping to make Change UP such a great success!


2013 Winners

Youth Led Venture
1. Doogoods
2. EcoStars
3. What Makes Us Tic

1. Central Okanagan Food Policy Council – Fruit Tree Project
2. Olive Us Education Initiative Society
3. Okanagan Car Share Co-op

1. ED-ucation Publishing
2. Two Hat Security
3. GreenStep Solutions Inc.

Established Registered Charity
1. Metro UP Financial Asset & Literacy Foundation
2. John Howard Society of the Central and South Okanagan
3. Inn From the Cold

Social Enterprise Directory

Screen Shot 2015-06-24 at 9.13.43 AMStay connected with the inspiring work of the 2013 Change UP applicants by contacting them using the 2013 Social Enterprise Showcase. Each of the organizations in this directory are doing innovative work in our valley to make positive social change. Show your support by reaching out and getting involved with their great initiatives.


Sponsors & Supporters

All the sponsors and supporters for Change UP 2013 are amazing organizations enabling positive change in our communities. Consider supporting them as they support us in our innovative initiatives.

Valley First

Impact Partners
Urban Matters
Accelerate Okanagan
Central Okanagan Foundation

Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust
Saavani Organic Skin Care
Streu Krahn Wealth Management Group

Dot 2 Dot
Canadian Youth Business Foundation
Capri Insurance

In Kind Services and Support:

EZ Rock
Sun FM
Urban Fare
Copper Sky Productions
The Centre at Naramata
Glen Durrell Photography
Great Little Box Company
Rayacom Print & Design
Farris LLP

Become a part of a growing community dedicated to creating positive social change. Be inspired. Get involved. Make a difference.

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