BCCIC Affiliate Members
Deetken Asset Management Inc.
Deetken Asseet Management Inc. (DAMI) manages investments in Latin America to generate sustainable long-term returns while helping communities grow. We see tremendous opportunity for socially and financially attractive impact investments in this region. We focus our investments on businesses and social enterprises that promote entrepreneurship, provide or improve access to basic services, and have a positive environmental impact.
Ascent Systems Technologies
Ascent Systems Technologies (AST) is an integrated technology solutions provider in the areas of energy and resource management, adaptive control, intelligent networks and systems performance optimization. Our aim is to minimize and eventually remove the need for fossil fuels consumption, thus preserving nature and the planet. It is not just solar, or geothermal, or heat pump – it is more. AST solutions bridge the gap between today’s technology and tomorrow’s needs and aspirations.
Vivek Education Foundation
Vivek Canada is a registered Canadian non-profit. To improve health, sanitation and education services, we work with villagers in remote and disadvantaged regions of Uttar Pradesh, India by encouraging their participation in rural development projects.
Okanagan College International Development Diploma Program
In Okanagan College’s International Development Program, we strive to engage, lead and serve through a high quality educational experience for our learners, as well as collaborative relationships that are responsive to our communities. As part of this vision, the International Development program is advancing knowledge and awareness of current global issues such as poverty, environmental degradation, racial and gender discrimination, corruption and lack of economic and financial transparency, and political deficiency.
Vancouver Island University International
Vancouver Island University’s Faculty of International Education has been supporting VIU faculty members in pursuing global development work for more than two decades. As a public teaching university, VIU is committed to building a cross-cultural campus and engaging students, faculty and staff to become active global citizens.
Vancouver Association for Restorative Justice
the VARJ Mission is to advance public awareness of the principles, values and practice of restorative justice and to facilitate restorative justice program development in the City of Vancouver.
Morogoro Youth Development Initiative (MOYODEI)
A youth-led movement providing opportunities for education and empowerment in Morogoro, Tanzania. Starting in 2013 with our Girls Club and basic computer classes, we have since expanded to community sports teams, farming, and entrepreneurship. We live by our vision: positive community change powered by the strength of our youth!
Brinkman Earth Systems
Brinkman Earth Systems is leader in the development of forest projects to counter climate change and deforestation by re-establishing forests on deforested or degraded forest land and sustainably managing existing forestlands to achieve superior ecological, social and financial goals.
Brinkman works with and links together private landowners, governments, forest investment firms, ecologically focused investors and others to create innovative investment opportunities in afforestation, reforestation and avoided deforestation.
Society for Intercultural Training, Education and Research (SIETAR)
SIETAR BC's mission is to encourage the development and application of knowledge, values and skills in all individuals as a way to enable effective intercultural, inter-racial and inter-ethnic relations at the individual, group, organization and community levels. Our main objective is to bring awareness and understanding of how culture affects education, policy-making, and business. We work to help people increase communicate across their differences and promote the exchange of ideas and experience in the intercultural field.
Canadian Eexecutive Service Organization (CESO/SACO)
CESO/SACO's Mission is to catalyze and strengthen sustainable economic and social growth in Canada and globally through the collaborative approach of highly-experienced Volunteer Advisors. The organization's success comes from partnering Advisors with communities and organizations where they mentor and advise clients and partners in ways that they can develop their own long-term prosperity. This prosperity ripples through the community, which in turn strengthens the region, often having impacts at national and international levels.
The Human Data Commons Foundation
The Human Data Commons Foundation was formed to address the increasing ethical problems caused by the scaling collection of personal data. Contemporary technology enables the development of massive databases which can be utilized for research and analysis, but at present, these are mainly built without transparency or accountability.
By establishing collaborations between big data companies, wellness researchers, and information security innovators, the HDC will create a scalable database with a focus on user consent and best practices in privacy and security.
Engineers Without Borders (EWB) - UBC Chapter
The Engineers Without Borders UBC Chapter is a launching pad for ideas to create a new generation of critical thinkers focused on alleviating poverty and to abolish apathy. We are growing a culture of feedback and demonstrate our values by actually changing the world through the ventures we operate and the outcome areas we support. EWB UBC is facilitating connection amongst UBC community members and introducing them to new perspectives in order to foster better global, holistic thinkers and actors.
Oikocredit is guided by the principle of empowering people. The most effective and sustainable means of assisting those in need is providing an opportunity to help themselves. Oikocredit challenges all to invest responsibly. It provides financial services and supports organizations to improve the quality of life of low-income people or communities in a sustainable way.
Information for BC Investors: http://www.oikocredit.ca/invest/british-columbia-investors
Peruvian Anti-Poverty Association
The Peruvian Anti-Poverty Action Society (PAPAS) is a BC registered non-profit organization based in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada. Its vision is to eradicate poverty around the world. PAPAS began with a small group of people around a kitchen table discussing issues for women in Peru. Our scope of work is worldwide and currently concentrated in Peru. We are led by a Board of five Directors. The nature of our society is to alleviate poverty around the world. An overarching strategy is to be as directly connected to the community we serve. Therefore our work is carried out in partnership with sister organizations at the community level.
United Nations Association in Canada--Vancouver Branch
The Vancouver Branch of the United Nations Association in Canada (UNAC-V) works to promote global awareness and further the work of the United Nations through educational and recognition programs, partnerships, sponsorship of media events and fundraising. We aim to inform, inspire and engage people in Metro Vancouver to accomplish the vital work of the United Nations.
Some of the many issues UNAC-V addresses include poverty, gender inequities, human rights, cross-cultural understanding, environmental degradation and threats to peace and security – all brought together under the umbrella of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
UNAC-V is a committee of the United Nations Association in Canada. UNA Canada is one of many national UNA’s around the world connected through an international network, the World Federation of UN Associations, established in 1946.
Check Your Head: the Youth Global Education Network
Check Your Head: the Youth Global Education Network (CYH) is a youth-driven not-for-profit organization founded in 1999 and based in Vancouver, British Columbia, on unceded Coast Salish territories.
We provide education, resources, training and support for youth to live as engaged, independent and active citizens within our local and global communities. Our main activities include workshops, training, supporting youth-led actions, and engaging youth volunteers.
THINK EQUAL is a revolutionary transformational agenda, which is tangible, sustainable and comprehensive. It is conceived as a model for the UN’s post-2015 development agenda, which meets, head on, 6 of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.
We are a global initiative which constructs and delivers an equality studies curriculum, that is as fundamental as literacy and numeracy. We must commit to a holistic approach to education which will result in a new generation of equal thinkers – global citizens – who can rise to the challenges of the 21st century.
Canadian Fair Trade Network
The Canadian Fair Trade Network aims to inspire and coordinate a network of engaged civil society advocates and volunteers, along with business, institutional, and government leaders, in building a robust social movement that works to advance the values and vision of fair trade. We want to see a fair, sustainable world led by thoughtful, motivated, and informed Canadians.
Study Buddy Educational Tours
Study Buddy Tours, located in Vancouver, Canada, provides international students with a variety of outdoor, educational and interactive programs. From arrival at the Vancouver Airport to their departure, Study Buddy Tours is dedicated to providing empowering experiences that prompt participants to actively contribute to the well being of this planet. We believe life-skills education and empathy will lead younger generations towards a future which is sustainable, culturally diverse and built on a love and respect for nature.
Howe Sound Biosphere Region Initiative
Howe Sound Biosphere Region Initiative's vision is a Howe Sound region where biodiversity is protected so that people and commerce benefit from a sustainable economy. Howe Sound (or Atl'Kitsem in the Squamish language) has the potential to be an outstanding model of sustainability and ecological health, providing a place for people to live, work, and play, now and in the future. Howe Sound Biosphere Region Initiative is working on an application to be nominated as a Biosphere Region, under the UNESCO Man and Biosphere Program.