Global Empowerment Coalition of the Central Okanagan

Regional Coordinator, Contact: 

Find out more about the rest of the team  here.

The Global Empowerment Coalition of the Central Okanagan (known as GECCO) connects, educates, and motivates transformative change in the Okanagan community to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.  GECCO has worked to help organize events, develop an Okanagan network of active global citizens, and partnered and supported numerous organizations throughout the Valley.  GECCO was formed in 2016 with a core group of volunteers interested in advancing the cause of global citizenship in the Valley.  Now, nearly a decade later, it is time to look back but also look forward and think about how best to support the SDGs in the region.  With a wide array of active organizations working toward international solidarity and partnership who are active, it is time to wind down the organization.  A warm and heartfelt ‘thank you’ to the many supporters, volunteers, and youth participants in the many events we have partnered on over the years.  The Sustainable Development Challenge, Arts for Social Change, Reconcili-Action and Taste of Home, as well as many new initiatives, will continue under the able leadership of Global Citizen Events.  For now, farewell!  We can’t wait to see what more can be accomplished in the years to come!