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!
Youth Led Venture
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
Stay 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.