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Call for Applications: Regional Coordinator

The Global Empowerment Coalition of the Central Okanagan (GECCO) is hiring for the position of Regional Coordinator. GECCO is a not for profit organization that connects, educates, and motivates transformative change in the Okanagan community to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

We are looking for an individual who is passionate about sustainability, community and is enthusiastic about making a positive impact. If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you! 

The Regional Coordinator position offers $20 an hour and would require a time commitment of 20-40 hours a month, dependent on the organization’s event schedule. 

Skill Set:

  • Online organization and communication
  • Administrative skills
  • Event planning expertise
  • Adept with various social media platforms
  • Ability to have a flexible schedule when needed
  • Team player
  • Self-starter

Application closes by: July 2, 2019 at noon (firm)
Preferred start date: July 22, 2019

Please submit your resume and cover letter by emailing 

Learn more about GECCO here:

Global Citizen Events 2019 – Success!

UPDATE: Visit Castanet for exciting news on last year’s SDC Challenge!

Global Citizen Events is an annual initiative that promotes the UN Sustainable Development Goals and celebrates the impact Okanagan citizens have in global and local humanitarian efforts.

Global Citizen Events are organized by a network of local humanitarian nonprofit allies, GECCO being a leading partner. The overall objective is to create dialogue about specific goals, their relevance to our lives and to create a linkage between the general public and local and regional humanitarian organizations.

Throughout the month of February, we coordinated five successful events exploring cultural diversity (Taste of Home), international education barriers (Global Schoolhouse), immigration (Global Music Fest), youth leadership (Sustainable Development Challenge), and food access for mobility challenged individuals (Magical Night of Laughter).

Thank you to everyone who helped to make these events a success! Check out our “Past Events” page to see photos and highlights from the events and join us next year! 


With special thanks to Dept of Canadian Heritage – for its ‘Building Community Through Arts and Heritage’ grant.