News + Updates

GECCO Annual Report

GECCO has had a busy year, so we thought we’d write it all down and share with the world!  Check out our GECCO Annual Report 2018-19, and stay tuned for great upcoming partner projects, including the new website for the Sustainable Development Challenge!

We’re Expanding!

GECCO is growing!  With an ambitious suite of activities and events planned for 2019-2020, GECCO is looking for volunteer Steering Committee members to help with planning, organizing, networking and promotion.  We are a Chapter of the BC Council for International Cooperation, located centrally in the Okanagan Valley. 

GECCO connects, educates, and motivates transformative change in the Okanagan community to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. 

Interested parties should send a brief biographical statement, and a brief statement outlining the reasons for their interest in contributing to the Steering Committee before July 15th 2019 to Questions? Check our website or email our Regional Coordinator Keneisha Charles at the above email. 

Check out what’s happening with the Sustainable Development Challenge! 

Video and story on Castanet.

Call for Applications (now closed): Regional Coordinator

Thank you to all that applied!

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!

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.