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Local Good
Local Good is a regional organization wanting to foster engagement and spread positivity in your local communities by sharing good stories, spotlighting individuals, and support...
1632 Dickson Ave
Kelowna, British Columbia
Causes we care about

  • Community and Economic Development

  • Philanthropy and Capacity Building

  • Social Services

Social Mission
An informed community is a connected community! We want to help share your story with as many local people as we can. By sharing your stories, you can directly create impact by fostering volunteerism, inspiring people to join in random acts of kindness, and ultimately help build a stronger community for everyone! Everything you share goes to your local Black Press Media publication website :)
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Do Some Good is excited to celebrate International Credit Union Day 2021 alongside the amazing Credit Unions we work with!

We know that putting people first and supporting the community is in the DNA of all Credit Unions, and we are SO proud and honoured to help Credit Unions capture and share the good they do.

Thank you for making the world a better place!

Prospera Credit Union , Interior Savings , Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union , Enderby & District Financial, a division of First West CU , Island Savings a division of First West Credit Union , Pathwise Credit Union , Northern Birch Credit Union , Integris Credit Union , G&F Financial Group , Fusion Credit Union , Sunrise Credit Union , FirstOntario Credit Union , Northern Credit Union , SASCU , Aldergrove Credit Union , Coastal Community Credit Union, Tandia
The Do Some Good Team is incredibly saddened by the recent loss of Kevin Greenwood. Kevin was truly a kind soul that offered his extensive business wisdom with humility.

He was a big supporter of Do Some Good and was always willing to help out on projects that could make the world a better place. The world has lost a truly wonderful human being. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Kevin's family during this difficult time.

The Kevin Greenwood Memorial Scholarship for Entrepreneurship has been established in honour of Kevin, who cherished assisting, mentoring and teaching budding entrepreneurs at Okanagan College and the NRC Industrial Research Assistance Program.

This new award will ensure Kevin's legacy lives on, and will support students in the Business Administration program who are learning and enhancing their entrepreneurship skills.

To donate to this scholarship, visit: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/65469
Each year, Small Business Week offers an invaluable opportunity to celebrate Canada’s hard-working entrepreneurs and the impact they have upon our local communities. This year’s event is taking place from October 17-23, and Small Business BC, in partnership with the Province of British Columbia, is joining the national celebration by offering FREE access to our webinars all week long.

Their week of webinar programming is packed with topics to equip your business with the skills needed to navigate today’s COVID economy. Whether you’re looking to find new staff, upgrade your digital marketing efforts, or brush up on your business finances, we’ve got the education you need to succeed.

To make the most of our Small Business Week offering, they've added extra sessions throughout the week. Places are limited, so people are encouraged you to book as early as possible. They will activate a waitlist once sessions reach capacity.

For a list of all of the free webinars and to register, visit: https://smallbusinessbc.ca/article/small-busine...
Organizations throughout BC working on community safety initiatives are invited to apply to the 2021-22 Civil Forfeiture Crime Prevention and Remediation grant program.

Details of the grant program’s submission process, which is open from Oct. 13 to Nov. 24, 2021, are available online: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/crime...

This year’s funding streams are:

-crime prevention
-gender-based violence
-domestic violence prevention/intervention programming
-human trafficking; sexual exploitation; and sex worker safety
-child and youth advocacy centres
-Indigenous healing
-restorative justice

The Civil Forfeiture Office (CFO) works to remove the profits from unlawful activity by taking away the proceeds from and assets used in criminal activity to reinvest them in community safety and crime-prevention initiatives.

The Civil Forfeiture Crime Prevention and Remediation grant program provides one-time funding to support community-based projects using the proceeds from the civil forfeiture process. Applicants to the grant program will be notified of the results by April 2022.

Learn more here: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/crime-...
BC Healthline and For the Breast of Us have partnered to create a safe online community for women of colour with Breast Cancer.

Women of Color have long been treated as outliers in the breast cancer community. Whether it’s in educational materials or research studies, the lack of representation can feel isolating for women with new diagnoses who are seeking answers.

For the Breast of Us (https://breastofus.com/), an organization dedicated to empowering Women of Color affected by breast cancer, is on a mission to change that. Since 2019, the organization has brought thousands of women together through social media programming, resource sharing, advocacy work, and more.

Now, through a partnership with BC Healthline, these connections can flourish in a safe and moderated space that’s exclusively for Women of Color affected by breast cancer.

“When you come into a place and connect with women who look like you and can relate to your experiences, it gives you hope,” says Jasmine Thomas, co-founder of For the Breast of Us. “We want women to live longer lives and their best lives — and that starts with hope.”

BC Healthline is a free, online peer-support community where women can share stories on topics ranging from body image and breast reconstruction to sex and relationships to treatments and side effects.

With the new For the Breast of Us group, Women of Color will have the opportunity to connect with leaders and ambassadors from the organization. Most importantly, they will have a safe online platform to learn from others who understand firsthand what they are going through.

In addition to a dedicated group, the BC Healthline and For the Breast of Us partnership will feature weekly live chats and stories of advocacy, resiliency, and hope from the community.

“Having another platform where Women of Color can connect is a powerful tool and one that we wish we had when we were diagnosed with breast cancer,” says Marissa Thomas, co-founder of For the Breast of Us. “We’re thankful that Healthline is giving For the Breast of Us this opportunity to not only reach more Women of Color, but to have a safe space to share our stories.”

If you’re a Woman of Color living with breast cancer, you can join in by downloading the BC Healthline app (https://apps.apple.com/US/app/id1356340700?mt=8), navigating to the For the Breast of Us group, and introducing yourself.
We stand with all Canadians to mark this first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. We honour the thousands of children who survived Indian Residential Schools and remember those who did not.
More than $1.45 million raised for B.C. residents affected by wildfires. Customers visiting BC Liquor Stores (BCLS) and BC Cannabis Stores (BCCS) gave generously to the Canadian Red Cross, with more than $1.45 million in donations going directly to assist B.C. residents affected by this year’s devastating wildfires.

This amount will be matched by both the Province and federal government, for a total exceeding $4.35 million.

“This wildfire season has been devastating for our province. Our thoughts are with the affected First Nations and impacted communities,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Finance. “British Columbians have shown their sense of community and generosity by making donations to the Canadian Red Cross British Columbia Fires Appeal. These donations will now be matched by the provincial and federal government – every $1 donated will become $3 to support those affected by wildfires. These funds will support people and communities as they recover and rebuild.”

The funds raised will help the Canadian Red Cross support immediate and ongoing relief efforts in B.C. communities affected by wildfires, as well as support long-term recovery, resiliency and preparedness for future events in British Columbia and affected regions.

“Thank you to all the customers and staff at the BC Liquor Distribution Branch for your incredible support of the Canadian Red Cross British Columbia Fires Appeal," said Patrick Quealey, vice-president, British Columbia and Yukon, Canadian Red Cross. "This year’s wildfire season has impacted communities throughout the province, and every dollar allows us to deliver much-needed help, now and in the weeks and months ahead."

At the beginning of July, the Province and federal government announced they would match donations made to the Canadian Red Cross up to $20 million.

"This summer, we’ve witnessed first-hand the devastation from the wildfires and our thoughts are with all those who lost their homes and had their lives disrupted," said Blain Lawson, general manager and CEO, BC Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB). "Once again, our customers have displayed overwhelming generosity and we are thrilled that the provincial and federal governments will be matching their donations. We are proud to be an official disaster partner of the Canadian Red Cross and are grateful to our employees for their incredible support of these important campaigns.”

Source: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021FIN0052-001800
People in British Columbia have access to a new website that will help them more easily navigate and connect with mental health and substance use information and supports.

“People seeking mental health and substance use supports have told me finding information is hard, and they don’t know where to start,” said Sheila Malcolmson, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions. “Now we’ve built an online pathway for people in British Columbia to navigate to mental health and addictions support for themselves and their loved ones.”

People in British Columbia can access the new Wellbeing website at: Wellbeing.gov.bc.ca

The website provides a user-friendly starting place for people to find the right information and services to meet their needs.

The Wellbeing website features a guided search tool that helps users find a curated, personalized list of services based on answering simple questions about who they are and what they need. This site is particularly useful for people who are seeking help for the first time and need extra guidance in learning about the information and supports that are available to them.

“Having access to the Wellbeing website is particularly important for families now as they get ready to return to school,” said Jennifer Whiteside, Minister of Education. “The transition can be stressful and cause anxiety, and I’m grateful that caregivers and students will have this resource to find the right information and help easily and quickly when they need it.”

The Wellbeing website provides information about mental health and substance use to help support children or youth, adults, parent or caregivers, seniors, Indigenous persons, 2SLGBTQ+ persons, people who use drugs, service providers and post-secondary students.

To ensure it remains relevant, the website will continue expanding with input from community partners and continuous peer review by people with lived and living experience of mental health and substance use challenges.

Improving online navigation to help those looking for services and supports relating to mental health and substance use is a commitment outlined in A Pathway to Hope, B.C.’s roadmap for creating a comprehensive system of mental health and addictions care that works for everyone.

Quotes:

Dr. Nel Wieman, deputy chief medical officer, First Nations Health Authority –

“Getting vital information on available mental health and wellness supports to people who use substances in a culturally safe way will save lives. This
A new fund has been launched for BC community events. The Province has begun accepting applications for B.C.-based events through the new Fairs, Festivals and Events Recovery Fund.

“We know that people have been missing community fairs, festivals and events, and organizers have made tremendous sacrifices to keep us all safe,” said Melanie Mark, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport. “We’re proud to support local events, so people can gather safely with family and friends, in groups and close to home as we continue to navigate our way through this pandemic.”

The Government of B.C. is providing up to $12.9 million in one-time grants to eligible event organizers to support their efforts to resume safely. Grant amounts for each event will be up to 20% of the total event budget, to a maximum of $250,000 per application.

Eligible events include sport, arts and culture events, community celebrations, agricultural fairs, rodeos and exhibitions. Applications submitted by organizations will be required to demonstrate local or regional support and show the economic and social benefits for the community.

“We thank the Province for its continued recognition of the significant challenges our sector is facing through ongoing financial support,” said Shelley Frost, CEO, Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver. “For communities large and small across this province, the local fair is a part of the social fabric. It’s a place to come together and celebrate, and this assistance will help ensure it continues on an ongoing basis.”

Applications are being accepted until Oct. 1, 2021, for eligible events that take place between July 1, 2021 to Sept. 30, 2022. Organizations are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. Eligible expenses include operational costs, health and safety measures, venue rental, marketing, wages and promotion.

“We can’t wait to see all the smiling faces at our next concert and event,” said Mike Hann, festival director, Lake Town Events. “It’s been a long 18 months since we’ve been able to gather, and this support from government will help festival organizers hit the ground running to get back to the normal we miss so much.”

Learn More:

To see the Fairs, Festivals and Events Recovery Fund criteria and application, visit: gov.bc.ca/fairs-festivals-events-recovery
1632 Dickson Ave
Kelowna, British Columbia
Causes we care about

  • Community and Economic Development

  • Philanthropy and Capacity Building

  • Social Services

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