Empowerment: We create opportunities for our participants to gain control of their lives, become more confident and embrace their dignity.
Collaboration: People are important to us. We strive to collaborate and build strong partnerships.
Education: We believe that engaged learning is key to personal and community transformation.
Transparency: We believe in the clear disclosure of our polices, practices and fiduciary standards and are accountable to our participants, volunteers, funders
Launch Community Development Foundation (Launch Kelowna) provides strength-based financial education and mentorship in a small class setting. Trained Launch volunteers guide participants through classes sharing information so that participants can increase their skills, knowledge, ability and confidence to make effective decisions about their personal finances. Each of our programs begins with a discussion of assets. Focusing not only on financial assets but the personal and business connections, community resources, skills and abilities that we each draw on as we navigate through life.
Discussing personal finances can often make people feel uncomfortable, or judged for their decisions. By focusing on the whole person, and recognizing the unique skills and abilities we each have we build relationships of trust which lead to more impactful conversations with each participant.
What we believe in
We believe in communities that foster people's inherent strengths and creates opportunities for financial empowerment.
We work with the following Businesses and Organizations
Employees from these businesses volunteer with us:
Causes we care about
The effect volunteers can make
2 Hours Volunteered = 12 Participants educated
Positions and Events
Flexible, Available as of Dec 7th, 2018, 9pm
An opportunity to support individuals in our community through financial education, mentorship and collaboration.
With Financial Literacy month well underway, Launch Kelowna is hosting a free event on November 19th in partnership with coLab. Our board members, volunteers, staff and I will be sharing about Launch Kelowna's history, as well as our initiatives in our community. This year alone, Launch has helped over 130 people gain important financial management skills, and has seen over 55 graduates of our matched savings program providing asset building grants to build sustainability. If you are interested in learning more about this organization and get involved by either volunteering, or financially supporting, please come on out to learn more! https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/laun...
The CEO of Refresh Financial a member of the good company club helps raise money for a wonderful charity in his spare time :). Not only do they encourage and recognize employee volunteering, their leaders are active outside of the company in many great causes. Launch Kelowna is a cause worth checking out helping so many people with Financial Literacy.